Flint is a city located in Genesee County, Michigan, and has a population of just over 102,000 people. It is the seventh largest city in Michigan. General Motors (GM) was founded in Flint in 1908. In the mid 1900s, Flint became an automobile-manufacturing powerhouse for GM’s Buick and Chevrolet divisions. These later had to be closed due to economic depression. The city is home to many sports teams such as the Flint Fury football team, the Flint Monarchs women’s basketball team and the Flint Firebirds hockey team. Residents and visitors of the area can enjoy attractions such as the Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad; the Flint Institute of Arts and the Flint Farmers Market. If you’ve been injured in Flint due to an accident that was not your fault, you have rights. At the Neumann Law Group, our highly skilled Flint injury lawyers can represent you in your injury claim and help you get the compensation you deserve for your harm.Pursuing a Michigan Personal Injury Action
Personal injury actions can arise in a number of different ways including car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, boating accidents, daycare injuries, aviation accidents, medical malpractice and more.
Most personal injury claims are rooted in the theory of negligence. Negligence is the failure to use the expected level of care a prudent person would use in a particular situation that causes injury to another. The type of harm that is caused must be foreseeable. A foreseeable consequence is simply one that can be expected or predicted. Consider the following example in the context of an automobile accident. It is foreseeable that a driver weaving in and out of lanes could cause an accident. This is because weaving in and out of lanes is not driving with the level of care that is expected of a prudent driver on the road. Thus, if a driver caused an accident in this manner, that driver would be deemed negligent and would be liable for the resulting harm.
Negligence is also the underlying cause of action in most premises liability cases. Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play when an individual is injured by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s land. Landowners have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe conditions so as not to injure those who enter the land. Michigan law recognizes three categories of visitors: invitees, licensees and trespassers. These visitors are owed differing duties by landowners depending on their classification. Put another way, the standard of care a landowner owes an individual will depend on whether that individual is an invitee, licensee or trespasser.
It is important to note that in order to establish a negligence claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate the following elements: i) the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; ii) the plaintiff breached the duty of care owed to plaintiff; and iii) the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. All four of these elements must be shown before a plaintiff can recover any damages.Contact a Flint Injury Lawyer to Help You Seek Compensation
If you have been hurt in an accident by someone else’s careless, we can help. At the Neumann Law Group, our seasoned Flint accident attorneys will enthusiastically advocate for your legal rights. We will meticulously analyze the facts of your case and come up with a legal strategy to pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case. With years of experience, we know what we are doing. While a significant part of our practice is devoted to personal injury cases, please not that we also handle criminal defense, real estate, estate planning, family law, collections and mediations. For more information, please contact us online or call us toll free at 1-800-525-6386.