Kalamazoo Car Accident Lawyer
Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers have the experience, skill, resources and proven results to fight for you when you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle crash in the area. Michigan Auto Law attorneys specialize in helping clients who have been injured in vehicle crashes or who have lost loved ones in wrongful death collisions. For 50+ years, our attorneys have recovered record-setting vehicle crash settlements for clients throughout western Michigan.
Michigan Auto Law attorneys have recovered more million dollar vehicle crash settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of our clients than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan. This means our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers can help you to often resolve your case faster and for more money because our track record results in significantly higher settlements on behalf of our clients. All of this is within a culture of caring and communication and a reputation in the legal community for the highest ethics and integrity within the legal profession.
Michigan Auto Law’s attorneys are the most awarded in the state of Michigan. Our attorneys are continually named (by independent third-party attorney review organizations and news media) as among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just Michigan, but in the entire United States. And we have more attorneys ranked as “Super Lawyers” than any other personal injury law firm in Michigan, with two of our attorneys ranked among Michigan’s top 50 lawyers from a review of 60,000+ attorneys from all areas of legal practice in the state.
We are honored by the awards our attorneys receive, but what’s more important are the reasons behind them: We work harder to help our clients and their families get through what is likely one of the most difficult, emotional and stressful experiences in their lives, and we do it with caring and communication. The recognition and the honors and awards we receive reflect the hard work, caring and communication that we put into helping you.
The mission we live by at Michigan Auto Law is very simple: We are committed to being the best motor vehicle crash attorneys in Michigan – now and in the future. We treat every client with dignity, respect, and caring. That means marshaling all of our experience, skill, dedication and grit to get our client the best possible legal results. Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers are here to help.
Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews
Michigan Auto Law attorneys have a reputation for providing compassionate care and attention to every victim that we serve, which is why we’ve received over 1,000 five-star reviews from our satisfied clients. We’re focused on keeping our clients informed during their case, answering every single question promptly. Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers do whatever they can to make the challenging time after a personal injury from a crash a lot easier.
I would like to thank Brandon, Rick, Tom and the support staff for all of their hard work on my case. They kept me up do date with the progress or delays. Gave sound advice as how to proceed. Always answered all of my questions until I was comfortable that I understood the answers. They were quick to return any calls and respond to any concerns. There was a time during my case when I truly needed help and they were there for me. I think very highly of the entire team and would recommend them to anyone. Sincerely, David Heintz.
Our Kalamazoo 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
Why Do I Need A Kalamazoo Car Accident Lawyer?
When you’ve been injured in a vehicle crash in the area, you need a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer to protect your legal rights to compensation. An experienced attorney will make sure that your legal rights to collect No-Fault wage loss and PIP benefits are protected, help you get your medical bills paid under our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law, and help you avoid financial traps that can trip up the unwary consumer.
For example, take the need to provide “notice” if you’re injured in a hit and run crash or injured by an uninsured driver. Insurance policies can legally include contract language that requires 30 days notice, in order to recover uninsured motorist protection when injured in a hit and run collision or in a motor vehicle crash with an uninsured negligent driver. (Uninsured drivers are very common in our state, with approximately 20% of drivers in Michigan driving uninsured.) Failing to comply with the 30-day “notice” requirement in your “uninsured motorist” policy can result in your policy getting voided, so that you lose your ability to recover compensation for injuries or losses. The insurance company to whom you have been paying your premiums won’t hesitate to leave you with nothing – or worse yet, with huge medical bills to pay out of pocket and no insurance to pay for necessary medical care and/or treatment in the future. The worst part? You’re probably not even aware that such language appears in your auto insurance policy. (Don’t feel bad. Many consumers don’t read through the details of their insurance coverage!)
An experienced Kalamazoo car accident lawyer will protect you from some recent insurance industry practices that can harm consumers. For example, we’ve encountered auto insurance companies and claims adjusters trying to trick vehicle crash victims, who are already under financial pressure after a personal injury from a vehicle crash, into “settling” their injury claims for significantly less than they’re worth. These same adjusters have also been asking injury victims to sign away future legal rights to No-Fault benefits, along with pain and suffering compensation.
Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers are here to help you and to protect you from these types of tricks and traps. We make sure you receive everything you’re entitled to after a crash – both from your insurance company and from the insurance company for the careless driver. It’s a good idea to call for a free consultation with an experienced attorney after any motor vehicle crash in which someone is injured.
How Our Kalamazoo Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers specialize in helping people in Western Michigan who have been injured in vehicle crashes. We’ve represented crash victims in Michigan for 50+ years, getting 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 above, and trial verdicts on behalf of Michigan clients, than any other attorney or law firm in the state.
We make sure that you understand 100% of your legal rights after a personal injury from a motor vehicle car crash and our attorneys handle every detail of your claim, like:
- Making certain that you receive all of the No-Fault insurance benefits you’re entitled to
- Identifying and confirming any and all insurance coverage that may be relevant to the case
- Winning the best possible financial settlement, in an efficient timeline
Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers help you navigate our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law, so you’re able to recover the compensation you deserve from the negligent driver who caused your vehicle crash and injuries.
We guarantee that our service will exceed all of your expectations. If you’re not completely satisfied, then you are under no obligation and you pay nothing – no fees and no obligation. We guarantee that our attorneys will win and recover for you – or you won’t pay a dollar.
The experienced Kalamazoo car accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law are known for recovering Michigan’s top reported crash settlements. Check out some of the results we’ve recovered for our personal injury clients here:
- $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 vehicle 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 vehicle crash. This was the largest reported 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 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.
Michigan Auto Law attorneys have obtained more than 80 vehicle settlements, verdicts and awards that total one million dollars or above for our clients, more than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan. That’s just one of the reasons we receive more referrals from other attorneys, throughout the state, than any other law firm. We help every client and their family through the challenging time surrounding their crash, treating them with the utmost compassion, communication, and caring. Check out more settlements that our attorneys have recovered for our clients here: Michigan Vehicle Crash Settlements and Verdicts
Vehicle Crash Resources
When you’ve been in a crash, you probably have a long list of questions for your Kalamazoo car accident lawyer, so we’ve covered some of our frequently asked questions here. We’ve provided several additional vehicle crash resources, too.
Here’s how you know when you should get an attorney for a crash.
Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers share the answers to commonly asked questions – what to do (and not to do) on the scene after a crash, an overview of Michigan’s No-Fault law, and how to file a lawsuit.
Here, you’ll find useful ways to protect yourself during litigation, like what to note at the scene of a vehicle crash, how to practice safe driving, and lawsuit mistakes victims must avoid.
Read more about Michigan’s auto law and how the details of your possible case will impact the outcome and your settlement.
Our attorneys explain how getting medical treatment can dramatically affect both your recovery and your lawsuit.
Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers provide much-needed answers about insurance protections, covering different driving situations like being a passenger in a crash, what happens if you crash someone else’s vehicle, and what to do if you get in a crash in a rented vehicle.
More Kalamazoo Car Accident Lawyer FAQs
What else should you know when you’re considering hiring a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer? If you or a family member get injured in a crash, you could be entitled to receive important benefits, like pain and suffering compensation and additional financial damages. But remember this: You are more likely to recover a higher value for your personal injury after a crash when you hire an experienced attorney, to protect you and to guard your legal rights. Read the attorney FAQs below or call now to speak to an experienced attorney. There’s no obligation.
One of the first questions after a crash may be: How much will it cost me to hire a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer? While some people think that hiring an attorney is prohibitively expensive, that’s not necessarily true. At Michigan Auto Law, our attorneys never ask a client to pay anything, unless and until we win. We get paid once the case is completed, and only if a recovery is made; it’s what’s called a contingency fee. That means we get paid when you get paid. We have to win your case and, no matter what, every client gets our client satisfaction guarantee.
Yes, hiring a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer is definitely worth it! The insurance industry has done their own research and they found that someone who’s represented by an experienced attorney recovers more than someone who is not represented by an attorney. Plus, don’t forget. At Michigan Auto Law, you don’t pay unless and until we win. Our attorneys manage every single detail of your case so you can focus on your medical recovery and get your life back together. When you need help, we are here for you, ready to answer any and every question. We’re here for you, on your side.
No, you’re not legally required to hire a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer after a crash when you’re not at fault. However, we recommend it since it’s usually in your best interests. An experienced attorney, like the ones at Michigan Auto Law, can help you recover the medical benefits and lost wages to which you’re entitled – now and in the future – under the auto No-Fault insurance law. We also pursue compensation for pain and suffering and other damages. An experienced attorney will help you win a larger settlement, while protecting all of your legal rights, so you can focus on getting back to your everyday life.
The timeline for any vehicle crash settlement is very difficult to predict. Every case is unique, though there are several factors that help determine how long it will take, including: the victim’s injuries, prognosis and current/future medical needs; whether the victim is partially or fully disabled; whether the injuries led to an impairment affecting the victim’s ability to lead a normal life; whether injuries necessitate “excess” coverage for medical bills and lost wages; the track record and reputation of the attorneys; the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company, the specific adjuster, the specific defense attorney and relevant liability limits. Note that attorneys who are known to go to trial typically settle vehicle crash cases for more money, much faster.
Get A Free Consultation With Our Kalamazoo Car Accident Lawyers
To speak with a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer call Michigan Auto Law now 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 injured in a vehicle crash, it’s a good idea to consult with a Kalamazoo car accident lawyer who has extensive experience with personal injury cases from vehicle crashes. At Michigan Auto Law, we specialize in these cases, so we understand the physical, emotional and psychological difficulties that victims often face. We’re here to help you figure it all out. Learn how Michigan Auto Law can help you by reading our collection of testimonials from victims and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Michigan Auto Law has full lists of the most dangerous intersections in Kalamazoo County and across the state.