Experienced Injury Lawyers Assisting Troy Residents

Troy is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan with just over 80,000 residents. This makes it the 11th-largest city in the state by population. In 2008, CNN Money ranked Troy 22nd on a list of “Best Places to Live” in the United States. The city is a thriving business center and is home to a number of major corporate offices, including Bank of America, J.D. Power and Associates, and Delphi. In their leisure time, residents can explore the Troy Museum & Historic Village, the Troy Family Aquatic Center, or the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center. While going about your daily business or enjoying a recreational activity, an unexpected accident can derail your life. At the Neumann Law Group, our Troy injury attorneys have represented many people who have been hurt because someone else acted carelessly. We are knowledgeable in virtually all types of personal injury claims, including those arising from car accidents, motorcycle crashes, boating accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products, and nursing home negligence.

Pursuing Compensation Through a Negligence Claim

To collect the compensation that you need, you usually must demonstrate that the defendant was negligent and caused your injuries as a result. Negligence is a failure to exercise the appropriate care, or generally speaking to take the same precautions that a prudent person would take in the same circumstances. In order to establish negligence, you must show that the defendant had a responsibility to exercise a certain degree of care, the defendant failed to adhere to this responsibility, and there was a direct connection between the defendant’s failure to use reasonable care and your injuries. You also must be able to identify quantifiable costs and losses that you suffered.

If negligence can be established, the at-fault party will typically be required to compensate the plaintiff for both economic and non-economic damages. These may extend to medical bills, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, the costs of future treatment, and more. In many circumstances, the non-economic damages will greatly exceed the actual economic costs related to an injury. Because of this, it is important to have a skilled legal team on hand to maximize the non-economic damage portion of a claim.

In certain scenarios, the responsibility for a victim’s harm might extend to multiple parties. Under Michigan law, each personal injury defendant is held severally liable for damages proportional to their respective percentage of fault. Several liability underscores that each party is accountable for its own obligation independently, facilitating an injured victim’s ability to pursue a distinct legal action against that specific party without entangling other potentially liable parties. However, exceptions exist, particularly evident in medical malpractice cases, where joint and several liability continues to be the prevailing norm. This legal concept enables each party with liability to be subject to a lawsuit for the entire scope of damages attributable to all responsible parties. These damages encompass both economic and non-economic facets, spanning lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and the subjective pain and suffering experienced by the victim.

Where you file your personal injury lawsuit depends on how much the claim is worth. In Michigan, personal injury claims worth more than $3,000 must be filed in the appropriate court. The Michigan Circuit Court handles cases worth more than $25,000, while the Michigan District Court handles claims of less than $25,000 but more than the $3,000 limit set by the Small Claims Court. While we try to settle each case efficiently and effectively, we are ready to fight for your rights in the courtroom if needed.

Enlist a Troy Attorney for Your Injury Claim

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, it is important to act quickly. A Troy injury lawyer at the Neumann Law Group can explore the facts of your case and come up with a strategy accordingly. Attorney Kelly Neumann has the skill and resources to assert your rights. We understand that dealing with the aftermath of an accident is never easy, and we can handle your case with the utmost sensitivity. The Neumann Law Group also can assist people who need a criminal defense attorney or guidance with a variety of other legal matters, such as those involving real estate, estate planning, family law, collections, or mediation. You can contact us online or call us toll-free at (800) 525-6386 to schedule a free consultation.

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