Jackson Car Accident Lawyer

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Jackson Car Accident Lawyer

Filing a personal injury claim after a serious auto collision may seem like a big step, but a Jackson motor vehicle crash attorney from our office can help make the process go smoothly for you.

Many people are so overwhelmed after a vehicle collision that they simply shut down. The thought of arguing with insurance companies and negligent parties is too much for them to deal with, so they don’t even bother filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

Here’s what they don’t realize: You don’t have to do the work all by yourself.

If you hire a Jackson car accident lawyer from Christensen Law, we’ll handle all the hard stuff so you can focus on your injuries and getting back to work. We will negotiate with insurance companies, work with your doctors, and fight in court—all to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to help.

Compensation for Serious Car Crash Injuries in Jackson

Insurance policies can be confusing, and it can be difficult to work out what exactly your policy covers. That’s why insurers are often able to take advantage of the people they are supposed to be helping. Having a Jackson car wreck lawyer help you with your no-fault claim can help you recover all the benefits owed to you after your accident

In the case of a serious accident for which you qualify to step outside of Michigan’s no-fault system, your attorney can help you sue the negligent driver. You may be eligible for compensation for the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering: Car accident injuries, particularly those considered catastrophic or severe, can leave you in immense pain. This pain and your subsequent emotional suffering are difficult to deal with, and we can pursue compensation for this form of damages.
  • Medical expenses: Car crashes can cause extensive, long-term injuries. Not only will you need immediate medical attention, but you will likely have future expenses to treat your injuries. We can help you seek compensation for your ER bills, surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation, medications, and other current and future medical bills you may have.
  • Lost wages: Serious injuries can mean long-term recovery, and you may not be able to return to work for quite some time, if ever. We will make sure you are compensated for all forms of lost income.
  • Lost earning potential: Some accidents cause injuries that can prevent you from going back to work for the rest of your life, or you may need to change your line of work due to your injuries. We can seek compensation for benefits and bonuses you may have earned had you been able to continue your line of work.
  • Disability and disfigurement: Car accident injuries can leave victims like you with disabling injuries and disfigurement, and we can make sure you get the compensation you deserve for this form of non-economic damages.
  • Emotional trauma and anguish: Your car accident can cause profound emotional and mental trauma, and it’s our job to catalog these impacts and seek fair compensation for all various forms of it.

No matter what economic and non-economic damages your accident causes, we will make sure you are properly compensated for the at-fault party’s negligence. Call us now for a free consultation on your Jackon car accident case.

Compensation Is Available for Fatal Car Accidents in Jackson

Unfortunately, many car accidents can be fatal for victims; in 2022, there were over 1,100 fatalities on the road in Michigan. If your loved one has passed away following a collision, please let us offer you our deepest condolences. We would like to help you seek justice from the negligent driver. We know that nothing will ever come close to making up for this loss, but your family deserves something to help you with the expenses and trauma of the accident victim’s passing.

Let Our Accident Attorneys Help With a Jackson Auto Crash

We understand just how complicated a car accident case can be, especially when you’re recovering from serious injuries and trying to keep up with bills. We’d like to serve as your legal representatives and protect you from some of the legal stressors so you can focus on your health.

We will always make sure you’re aware of our progress and informed about the status of your case, but we will make sure to take on the daunting and complex legal tasks on your behalf. Your needs and voice are important, and we will make sure your story is heard. As your personal injury lawyers, we can:

  • Investigate the accident and gather evidence: Car accidents can be quite complex, and we must investigate the incident to help determine what happened and who is at fault. Evidence collection allows us to support your claim and demonstrate how the other party failed to uphold their duty of care.
  • Prove negligence: One of our most crucial tasks is proving that the other party was negligent and thus liable for your harm. In personal injury cases, we typically have to prove the elements of negligence in your case. First, we must show that the other driver owed you a duty of care, and that they failed to uphold this duty. Then we must connect the driver’s actions to the accident and your injuries.
  • Assess injuries and calculate damages: It can be hard to catalog all of your injuries and losses, as some may have long-term repercussions, or they may be an intangible loss. We work with experts to help calculate the full extent of your damages and we will fight for everything you are owed.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies: Many people dread dealing with insurance companies after an accident, and that’s why we lead all discussions and negotiations. We will represent you and your interests and try to make this process as simple as possible.
  • File legal documents and handle paperwork: There are a lot of tasks to complete when handling a claim or lawsuit, so we’ll make sure everything is in order.
  • Represent you in court if necessary: Negotiations are not always successful, as insurers may not be willing to offer a fair settlement. We prepare for court with every case, so we are ready to take your case to trial.

Let us take on these tasks so you can focus on recovery.

Christensen Law Has a History of Success in Car Accident Cases

With over 30 years in personal injury law and multiple multi-million-dollar settlements, we are confident in our ability to help you. We cannot make any guarantees about our success or a settlement or verdict amount, but we can show you what we’re capable of:

  • We won a verdict of $17.8 million for a woman who needed extensive surgeries and treatments after a truck crashed into her car. She was no longer able to live an independent life and is in constant pain, but our victory gave her some closure and much needed help.
  • After a rear-end car accident, we were able to obtain $2 million for our client who was left suffering from the effects of whiplash and a TBI.
  • When a head-on collision killed a woman and severely injured her husband, we were able to get the insurer to agree to a $3.2 million settlement.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help.

Michigan’s Auto Accident Laws

Michigan drivers are required by law to carry no-fault insurance with personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, which is great protection when you’ve been moderately injured in a crash.

If your vehicle wreck results in serious injury, though, your losses may be greater (sometimes much greater) than what your PIP benefits will cover. This is the point where you may need to file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver to recover the full value of your damages.

To qualify to file a Jackson car accident injury claim outside of the no-fault system, your injuries must meet the following criteria:

  • Serious impairment of a bodily function
  • Serious disfigurement

Your car accident attorney in Jackson can help you determine whether you meet the above specifications, and we can help you gather the evidence needed to prove your case.

There Is a Lawsuit Time Limit for Car Accident Cases

You don’t have an indefinite amount of time after a car accident to take legal action. In fact, you only have a three-year window to file your car accident lawsuit per Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805. This state of limitations also applies if you are filing a lawsuit for wrongful death damages. If you do not file your lawsuit within this statute of limitations, you may not be able to seek compensation.

We encourage you to reach out as soon as you can after your Jackson car accident. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can file your suit.

Call a Jackson Auto Accident Attorney Today for Help

When your no-fault insurance and PIP benefits fail to cover all of your losses, it may be time to file a personal injury claim. An attorney from Christensen Law can help you pursue full and fair compensation for all you’ve suffered.

After all, you want compensation that will cover all of your damages, not just some of them. Call a Jackson car accident lawyer now for your free case review, or complete the online contact form at the bottom of this page.