Dearborn Car Accident Lawyer
We know that a personal injury motor vehicle crash can be a serious, life-altering experience. Our Dearborn car accident lawyers have all of the experience, skill and resources necessary to fight hard and win for you when you or a loved one have been injured in a crash. Michigan Auto Law attorneys specialize in helping residents who have been injured in vehicular crashes or lost loved ones in wrongful death crashes. For more than 50 years, our attorneys have recovered record-breaking settlements for clients throughout Metro Detroit.
Michigan Auto Law attorneys regularly recover automobile crash settlements valued at a million dollars or above more than any other attorney or law firm in the state, so we’re confident that our Dearborn car accident lawyers can help you resolve your case quicker, and with a larger settlement, than anyone else. Our track record demonstrates significantly higher settlements for our clients. And to top that off, we do it all within a culture of caring and communication, strengthened even further by our stellar reputation for high ethics and integrity in the legal profession.
Michigan Auto Law’s attorneys are the most awarded in the state of Michigan. Our firm is continually named (by independent third-party attorney review organizations and news media) as among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” not just in Michigan, but in the entire U.S. We also have more attorneys ranked “Super Lawyers” than any other personal injury law firm in Michigan, with two attorneys who are ranked among Michigan’s top 50 attorneys based on a review of more than 60,000 attorneys in all areas of legal practice in our state.
Of course, we’re honored by the awards that our attorneys receive from Hour Detroit and Crain’s Detroit Business, but we’re even prouder of the reasons behind them. We are dedicated to helping our clients and their loved ones get through an incredibly difficult and stressful time period in their lives. All of the recognition, honors and awards we receive simply reflect our team’s hard work, care and focus on communication.
Our mission at Michigan Auto Law is simple: We are committed to being the best motor vehicle crash attorneys in Michigan – year after year. Our Dearborn car accident lawyers will treat you with dignity, respect, and caring, marshalling all of our experience, dedication and grit to help them get the best possible legal results and settlements. We are here to help, by your side, through every step of your case.
I was online looking for an auto accident attorney after my car crash. I came across Michigan Auto Law. I looked at their website and reviews, and decided to give them a call. This was the best decision I could have made. My attorney Jeff Bussell was the best. He is very honest and trustworthy. I also had the pleasure of working with his paralegal Julie. I never had to call and ask any questions about my case because Jeff and Julie kept me informed every step of the way. I definitely will be recommending friends and family members to Jeff at Michigan Auto Law.
Our Dearborn car accident lawyers serve clients in the following practice areas
I’ve been injured in a Car Accident
I’ve been injured in a Truck Accident
I’ve been injured in a Motorcycle Accident
I’ve suffered a serious Personal Injury
For the last several years, Michigan Auto Law has been consistently named among Top Lawyers in Detroit by Dbusiness Magazine, Hour Detroit, and Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine. We are the go-to legal experts for radio and TV in Metro Detroit, whenever producers need a legal expert for stories about Michigan’s auto No-Fault insurance law. We provide legal analysis and commentary and regularly appear as guests on-air by Fox 2 Detroit’s Roop Raj, Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton, as well as WXYZ’s Kim Russell and Jennifer Ann Wilson. Steven Gursen is also a guest lecturer at Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Michigan Auto Law attorneys provide personal, compassionate care and attention to all of our clients. It’s just one of the reasons we’ve received so many (over 1,000!) five-star reviews. We stay focused on keeping our clients informed throughout their legal case, answering all questions promptly, doing whatever we can to make the challenging time surrounding an injury after a motor vehicle crash easier.
Why do I need a Dearborn car accident lawyer?
You need a Dearborn car accident lawyer to help you protect your rights to compensation. An experienced attorney will ensure that your legal rights to collect No-Fault wage loss and PIP benefits are protected. They will also help you get your medical bills paid under our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law. And they will help you avoid possible financial traps for the unwary consumer.
In one example, insurance companies can require a victim to provide “notice” if you are ever injured in a hit and run crash or injured by an uninsured driver. Insurance policies are legally allowed to have contract language that requires 30 days notice, in order to recover your uninsured motorist protection when you are injured in a hit and run crash or a crash with an uninsured driver. (Uninsured drivers are common, with approximately 20% of all drivers in Michigan estimated to be driving uninsured.) Failure to comply with this 30-day “notice” requirement in your “uninsured motorist” policy can mean that your policy gets voided and you lose the ability to recover any compensation for injuries and/or losses. Your own insurance company, to whom you have been paying your premiums, now leaves you with nothing – or worse yet, with expensive medical bills that you have to pay out of pocket, and no insurance to pay for needed medical care and treatment that could arise in the future. And the worst part? You may not even know that you have to give that notice. (Many consumers don’t read their insurance policies thoroughly, so this is just one reason why it’s so important that you do.)
An experienced Dearborn car accident lawyer can protect you from other insurance industry tricks, too. Sadly, some auto insurance companies and claims adjusters have been known to try to trick residents, who are already under financial pressure after an injury in a crash, into “settling” their injury claims for a lot less than they’re actually worth. They have also been known to ask injury victims to sign away their future legal rights to No-Fault benefits and pain and suffering compensation.
Our Dearborn car accident lawyers are here to help you and to protect you. We’ll make sure you receive everything you are entitled to after a crash, from both your insurance company and from the insurance company of the negligent driver. It’s important to call and have a free consultation with an experienced attorney after any motor vehicle crash in which someone is injured.
How our Dearborn car accident lawyers can help you
Our Dearborn car accident lawyers specialize in helping people who have been injured in crashes. We’ve helped victims for 50+ years with better results than any other personal injury attorney or law firm in Michigan. Michigan Auto Law attorneys have recovered more settlements of one million dollars and more, and trial verdicts on behalf of our clients, than any other attorney or law firm in our state.
We’re here to make sure that you understand all of your legal rights after a crash and our attorneys will handle every detail of your claim, including:
- Ensuring you receive all of the No-Fault insurance benefits to which you are entitled
- Identifying and confirming all of the insurance and coverage that may be relevant to your case
- Getting the best possible financial settlement, as quickly as possible.
Our Dearborn car accident lawyers help you navigate Michigan’s auto No-Fault insurance law, so you can recover the financial compensation you deserve from the careless driver who caused your crash and the resulting injuries.
We guarantee that our service will exceed your expectations. If you are not 100% satisfied, you are under no obligation and you pay nothing – $0 in fees. We also guarantee that our Dearborn car accident lawyers will win and recover for you – or you don’t pay a dime.
The experienced Dearborn car accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law are known for recovering Michigan’s top reported automobile crash settlements. Here are some of the results we’ve recovered for our personal injury clients.
- $34.5 Million – Michigan Auto Law’s Steve Gursten secured the largest-reported automobile crash settlement in the U.S. for that year. This auto settlement is also the largest car/truck injury settlement by any attorney in Michigan.
- $13.5 Million – Michigan Auto Law attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car/truck crash who suffered major burn injuries.
- $9 Million – Michigan Auto Law attorneys helped a man who suffered a leg amputation. This was the largest Michigan pain and suffering auto settlement of the preceding decade.
- $7 Million – The parents of a young man who was killed by a speeding driver sued for his pain and suffering. This was the top reported Michigan automobile crash settlement that year. Notably, our attorneys were also able to recover an additional $4 million dollars in contribution over the insurance policy limits for the family.
- $6.2 million – Details about parties, injuries and insurers are confidential for this case.
- $5.65 Million – A jury awarded this amount to our client who had suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being run over in a crash. This was the largest reported motor vehicle crash verdict in Michigan for the year and the second largest reported personal injury verdict in all of Michigan that year.
- $5.1 Million – This wrongful death crash settlement in a rear-end collision case was the largest reported wrongful death settlement in Washtenaw County and the largest reported motor vehicle wrongful death settlement in Michigan for an individual killed in a crash in 2018.
In addition, Michigan Auto Law attorneys have secured more than 80 settlements, verdicts and awards totaling at least one million dollars or more, for our clients. This is more than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan and it’s one reason that we receive more referrals from other Michigan attorneys throughout the state, more than any other law firm. We help every client and their family through the challenging time surrounding their crash with compassion, communication, and caring. Read more settlements that our attorneys have recovered for our personal injury clients: Michigan Settlements and Verdicts
Automobile crash resources
If you’ve been injured in a crash, you’re likely to have questions for a Dearborn car accident lawyer. That’s why we’ve covered some of the most frequently asked questions, and provided several additional automobile crash resources, below:
Reasons you should get an attorney for a crash in Michigan.
Our Dearborn car accident lawyers answer commonly asked questions – like what to do (and not to do) after a crash, an overview of the Michigan No-Fault law, and information about filing a lawsuit.
Here, we’ve provided useful ways to protect yourself during the litigation process, specifically what to take note of at the scene of a crash, how to practice safe driving techniques, and 18 lawsuit mistakes victims need to avoid.
Read more about the Michigan law in regards to motor vehicle crashes and read how the details of your possible case can affect your outcome and settlement.
Our Dearborn car accident lawyers explain how getting the right medical treatment can dramatically change both your recovery and your lawsuit.
Here, our Dearborn car accident lawyers provide needed answers about insurance protections for auto accidents, covering various driving situations like how being a passenger in a crash can affect your settlement, what happens when you crash when driving someone else’s vehicle, and what to do after getting in a crash in a rental vehicle.
More Dearborn car accident lawyer FAQs
What else do you need to know when you’re considering a Dearborn car accident lawyer? If you or a loved one are ever injured in a crash, you may be entitled to receive important benefits, including pain and suffering compensations and other financial damages. But remember this: You’re much more likely to recover the full value of your claim when you hire the right attorney to guard your legal rights. Read the attorney FAQs shown below or call now to speak to one of our experienced attorneys. There’s absolutely no obligation.
One of your first questions after crash may be: How much will it cost me to hire a Dearborn car accident lawyer? Many people believe that hiring an attorney is prohibitively expensive, but that’s not necessarily true. At Michigan Auto Law, we never ask a client to pay anything unless and until we win – nothing up front and nothing out-of-pocket. Our Dearborn car accident lawyers get paid once the case is over, and only if a recovery is made. It’s what’s called a contingency fee, meaning we get paid when you do. Period. We have to win your case and, no matter what, every single client gets our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.
Yes, hiring a Dearborn car accident lawyer is worth it! The insurance industry did their own research and found that a victim who is represented by an experienced attorney typically recovers significantly more than an victim who is not represented by an attorney. At Michigan Auto Law, remember – you don’t pay unless we win. Our Dearborn car accident lawyers will take care of every aspect of your case so you can focus on your medical recovery and putting your life back together. No matter what – we are here for you, 24/7, ready to answer any question you have. We’re here for you and we’re on your side.
You aren’t required to hire a Dearborn car accident lawyer after a vehicle crash when you are not at fault. However, we would recommend it as being in your best interests. An experienced Dearborn car accident lawyer like the ones at Michigan Auto Law can help you recover all of the medical benefits and lost wages you’re entitled to – both now and in the future – under the auto No-Fault insurance law, along with all of the compensation for pain and suffering and other damages. An experienced attorney can help you win a larger settlement, while protecting your legal rights. That means you can focus on recovering and getting back to your everyday life.
It’s difficult to determine an exact timeline for how long it will take to get a settlement. Since each case is so unique, it’s a tough question to answer. In general, there are several factors that can determine how long it will take, including: the victim’s injuries, prognosis and current and future medical needs; whether the victim is partially or fully disabled from working; whether the injuries have resulted in an impairment that affects the ability to lead a normal life; whether the injuries necessitate “excess” coverage for medical bills and lost wages; the details of the personal injury experience, track record and reputation of the attorneys; the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company, the adjuster, the defense attorney and liability limits. Note that attorneys who are known for going to trial can typically settle automobile crash cases for money, much faster.
Get help from our Dearborn car accident lawyers now
To speak with a Dearborn car accident lawyer now, call Michigan Auto Law at (866) 886-9668, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We’re here for you – 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and there’s never any fee or obligation.
If you or a loved one has been in a crash, consult a Dearborn car accident lawyer who has extensive experience with these type of personal injury cases. We specialize in these types of cases, which means we understand the physical, emotional and psychological challenges that victims face, and we’re here to help you figure it out. Find out how Michigan Auto Law can help you, by reading our testimonials from previous victims and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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