Westland Car Accident Lawyers
The Westland car accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law have the experience, skills, resources and proven results to fight for you when you or a family member are injured in an automobile crash in Wayne County. Our attorneys specialize in helping victims who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes or who have lost loved ones in wrongful death cases. For more than 50 years, our attorneys have been recovering record-setting personal injury settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of our clients injured in automobile crashes.
The attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have recovered more million-dollar vehicle crash settlements and trial verdicts for our clients than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan. This means our Westland 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 throughout the state. Our firm has consistently been named, over and over (by independent third-party attorney review organizations and the news media) as among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just in the state, but in the entire United States. We also have more attorneys ranked as “Super Lawyers” than any other Michigan personal injury law firm, including two attorneys ranked among Michigan’s top 50 lawyers, based on a review of 60,000+ Michigan attorneys from all areas of legal practice.
The recognition and honors are nice, but if you asked anyone on the Michigan Auto Law team what’s really important to us, it’s not the honors or the awards that our attorneys receive, it’s the reasons behind the honors and awards that matters. Our Westland car accident lawyers are committed to doing everything they can to help our clients and their family members, as they work through what is possibly one of the most painful and stressful experiences of their lives. And we do it with the utmost care and responsive communication. The recognition and awards simply reflect the concerted effort that every one of our attorneys puts into helping every client.
The Michigan Auto Law mission is very simple. We strive to be the very best automobile crash attorneys in Michigan, every year, year after year. So we treat every client that we help with the utmost dignity, respect, and care. We work hard and marshal all of our experience, skill, dedication and grit so that we can win the highest settlements and get the best possible legal results for every client. When you become a Michigan Auto Law client, our Westland car accident lawyers are here to help you 24/7 after you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle crash.
Over 1,700 5-Star Reviews
Our attorneys are 100% committed to providing personalized, compassionate attention to every client. That’s just one of the many reasons why we’ve gotten so many five-star reviews (Over 1,700!) from satisfied clients that we’ve helped. As you read through these testimonials, you’ll recognize that we work harder to keep clients informed, answering every question they have, and doing whatever we can do to make the difficult and painful time after a motor vehicle crash easier.
I needed an auto accident attorney after I was injured. I wanted to find my own attorney, instead of looking at commercials. I stumbled across Michigan Auto Law and the reviews were great. I decided to give them a call. I was a little nervous about this because I had never been in an auto accident. I did not know what to do or to expect. From the very first phone call when I spoke to Mickey, I knew I was in great hands. My attorney Mike and his paralegal Deirdre were very good. Deirdre always called me back to answer any concerns or questions in the fastest time frame. I am very happy with Michigan Auto Law and my settlement.
Our Westland 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
Michigan Auto Law has repeatedly been named among the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit by Dbusiness Magazine, Hour Detroit, and Crain’s Detroit Business. Our attorneys have also become go-to legal experts for print, radio and TV for stories about Michigan’s auto No-Fault insurance law and to provide legal commentary when a tragic motor vehicle crash has happened. Michigan Auto Law attorneys are regular guests and have been interviewed on-air by Fox 2 Detroit’s Roop Raj, Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton and WXYZ’s Kim Russell and Jennifer Ann Wilson. Steven Gursen is also a frequent guest lecturer at Wayne State University Law School and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Michigan Auto Law considers metro Detroit to be their home. With two law offices within a 30-minute drive (in Detroit or Farmington Hills), our Westland car accident lawyers have long been active in giving back to the community. Every year, we hold a Forgotten Harvest volunteer event, and we support the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency’s annual Walk for Warmth.
Why Do I Need A Westland Car Accident Lawyer?
When you’ve been injured in a vehicle crash in the area or elsewhere in Wayne County, you’ll need a Westland car accident lawyer to help you win the compensation you deserve. An experienced attorney will make sure all of your legal rights are protected, so that you can collect No-Fault wage loss and PIP benefits and get your medical bills paid for under our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law. It’s very unfortunate but at this point in our state’s history, Michigan’s auto law is extremely complex and if you’re not careful, you may unwittingly give up some of your legal rights to compensation.
For example, your insurance company can legally require you to provide “notice” to them when you’ve been injured in a hit and run crash or in a motor vehicle crash with an uninsured driver. It’s disheartening, but insurance policies can have policy language that requires a 30 day notice, in order for the customer (you) to recover on the uninsured motorist protection, when you’ve been injured in a hit and run crash or by an uninsured driver. (These crashes are very common in Michigan since approximately 20% of all drivers in our state are driving without insurance.) If you unintentionally forget or otherwise fail to comply with this “notice” requirement in your “uninsured motorist” policy, your policy can get completely voided, so you lose all ability to recover compensation for any of your injuries and losses. Best case, this leaves you with nothing. Worst case, you’re left with high medical bills that you have to pay out of pocket and no insurance for medical care and treatment that you may need in the future.
An experienced Westland car accident lawyer can protect you from financial traps like the notice clause and others, which can cost an unknowing consumer thousands of dollars. Another trick we’ve been hearing about is insurance companies and claims adjusters who try to persuade and coerce crash victims, who are already under serious financial pressure, into “settling” their personal injury claims for significantly less than what they’re really worth. These unscrupulous claims adjusters have also been known to ask crash victims to forfeit future legal rights to No-Fault benefits and pain and suffering compensation.
Our Westland car accident lawyers are here to help protect you so you receive the settlement that you deserve after a personal injury from a vehicle crash, both from your insurance company and from the negligent driver’s insurance company. Remember – it’s important to call and schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after any motor vehicle crash in which someone gets injured.
How Our Westland Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Our Westland car accident lawyers have dedicated themselves to helping people like you, who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes in Wayne County. We have been representing motor vehicle crash victims in Michigan for more than 50 years, and we’ve been getting superior results, compared to any other personal injury attorney or law firm in the state. Michigan Auto Law attorneys have recovered more million dollar vehicle crash settlements and trial verdicts for our clients than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan.
When you are represented by Michigan Auto Law, our attorneys will ensure that you understand 100% of your legal rights after a crash where you suffered a personal injury, helping you with every detail of your case, including:
- Protecting all of your rights related to collecting on No-Fault insurance benefits that you are entitled to
- Identifying and confirming any and all insurance and coverage that’s pertinent to your personal injury case
- Winning the highest possible personal injury settlement for you, as efficiently and quickly as possible
Our Westland car accident lawyers will help you navigate Michigan’s complex auto No-Fault insurance law, so that you are able to recover the highest financial compensation from a negligent or careless motorist. From the beginning to the end of your case, we are working on your behalf and we guarantee that our service will exceed your expectations. If you’re not 100% satisfied, you are under no obligation and you pay nothing. We guarantee that our Westland car accident lawyers will win and recover for you.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys have recovered some of Michigan’s top reported vehicle crash settlements. Check out the recent personal injury settlements that we’ve recovered for our clients below:
- $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 vehicle crash. This was the largest reported automobile 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 motor vehicle crash in 2018.
Beyond the record-setting personal injury settlements listed above, Michigan Auto Law attorneys have won 80+ separate automobile crash settlements, verdicts and awards of at least one million dollars on behalf of our clients, more than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan. We’re confident that’s just one of the reasons we receive more attorney referrals from other Michigan attorneys for personal injury cases in our state than any other law firm. We’ve dedicated our careers to helping clients and their loved ones make their way through a very difficult time with compassion, responsive communication, and caring. Read through some of the settlements our attorneys have recovered for our clients here: Michigan Settlements and Verdicts
Automobile Crash Resources
When you’ve been injured in an automobile crash in Wayne County, you’ll surely have a long list of questions for your Westland car accident lawyer. We’ve covered some of the more frequently asked questions (FAQs) that we hear below. We’ve provided several helpful motor vehicle crash resources for you here, too.
When To Get An Attorney For a Motor Vehicle Crash?
It’s never too soon to get an attorney after a motor vehicle crash. We tell you why here.
Michigan Automobile Crash FAQs
Our Westland car accident lawyers answer some of the most common questions that arise – like what you should do (and not do) after a motor vehicle personal injury crash, a review of the current Michigan No-Fault law, and how to file a lawsuit.
When it comes to auto law, what you don’t know will hurt you, so we’ve provided some of the tools you need to protect yourself during the litigation process here. A few examples: What to do at the scene, an overview of safe driving “best practices” and the 18 lawsuit mistakes victims make (and need to avoid!)
Do I Have a Lawsuit?
Read about Michigan’s auto law and find out what you need to do to determine if you have a case.
Medical Care Resources
Our Westland car accident lawyers share how getting medical treatment quickly after a vehicle crash can dramatically affect your recovery and your settlement.
Insurance Coverage Resources
Our Westland car accident lawyers provide straight answers you need about insurance protections for several common driving situations, like being a passenger in a crash, driving someone else’s vehicle, and what insurance coverage you should get for rental vehicles.
More Westland Car Accident Lawyer FAQs
What else should you know if you’re considering hiring a Westland car accident lawyer? If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle crash, you may be entitled to important benefits, like pain and suffering compensation and other damages. But you need to remember – you are more likely to recover a higher value for your personal injury claim when you hire an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights to compensation. Read through our attorney FAQs here or simply call us to talk with an experienced Westland car accident lawyer for free. There’s no obligation.
We know that most people, after being injured in an automobile crash, will immediately ask how much a Westland car accident lawyer will cost. We get it! You’re not alone in asking about the expense, since so many people think that hiring an experienced auto law attorney is just not affordable, but trust us, that’s simply not true. When you become a client of Michigan Auto Law, we don’t ask you to pay anything, unless and until we win. There aren’t any up front or out-of-pocket costs, because we’re paid at the end of the case when a recovery is made. It’s called a contingency fee, meaning we get paid when you get paid. But, no matter what, everyone gets our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.
Yes. But you don’t have to take our word for it. The insurance industry conducted their own research and it demonstrated that someone who is represented by an experienced auto law attorney recovers significantly more than a person who is not represented by an attorney. When you become a client of Michigan Auto Law, remember – you don’t pay anything unless and until we win. Our experienced Westland car accident lawyers oversee every detail of your case because we want you to focus on your medical recovery and putting your life back together. And when you need us? We will be there to answer any questions you have about the process, the law, the insurance company, the adjuster, the judge or anything else, for that matter.
No, you aren’t legally required to hire a Westland car accident lawyer after vehicle crash when it’s not your fault. However, we’d certainly recommend that you do so. An experienced attorney who specializes in car, truck and motorcycle crash cases, will protect your rights and help you get the highest possible settlement. Your Michigan Auto Law attorney will make sure that you receive every medical benefit and lost wages payment you’re entitled to – both now and in the future – under the Michigan auto No-Fault insurance law, along with pain and suffering compensation and other economic damages. When you are represented by a seasoned attorney, you’re much more likely to get a higher settlement. Your Westland car accident lawyer will protect your legal rights, so that you can focus on your medical recovery and get back to living your best life.
You may wonder, how long does it take to get a settlement after a motor vehicle crash? Since each case is so completely different, that’s a really tough question to answer. Overall, there are several factors that can impact how long a an automobile crash settlement takes, including: your injuries, prognosis and current and future medical needs; whether you’re partially or fully disabled from working; whether your injuries have resulted in an impairment that affects your ability to lead your normal daily life; whether your injuries will require “excess” coverage for medical bills and lost wages; the experience, track record and reputation of your attorney (Note that attorneys who are known for going to trial can often settle cases for more money, often much faster); the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company, the claims adjuster, the defense attorney and the applicable liability limits.
Get A Free Consultation With Our Westland Car Accident Lawyers Now
To speak with a Westland 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.
When you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle crash, it’s always best to consult with a Westland car accident lawyer immediately, looking for legal representation with extensive experience with personal injury cases involving motor vehicle crashes. Since the personal injury attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have always focused on these types of cases, we truly understand and empathize with all of the physical, emotional and mental challenges that crash victims deal with every day, day after day. You can learn more about how Michigan Auto Law can help you by reading through our testimonials from our clients or reading through our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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