Monroe Personal Injury Lawyer

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Monroe Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether you suffered a personal injury in a traffic accident, a workplace accident, or a slip and fall, our lawyer is willing and able to champion your rights. We serve people in Monroe and many other communities throughout the state of Michigan.

Call Christensen Law to learn more about your rights today. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers are committed to handling every single case with the excellence, integrity, and compassion that our clients deserve.

Seeking Personal Injury Compensation Is a Complex Matter

Our decades of experience have taught us that the legal system is filled with challenges that ordinary people, especially those who have suffered a serious injury, deserve help navigating. For that reason, Christensen Law is proud to be able to guide clients through the entire process from start to finish. That includes:

Devising a Strategy for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

While most cases do end in a pretrial settlement, we never allow ourselves to grow complacent. By approaching each case as if it will go to trial, our trial lawyers are always prepared for whatever happens.

We spend a great deal of time talking and going over strategy with our clients. This way, you know what is happening and can make intelligent decisions about where to take your case.

Filing Personal Injury Claims with Your Insurer

Depending on how your injury happened, you might have to seek damages from your own insurer before you file a lawsuit.

For example, in car accident cases, our firm helps people file No-Fault claims with their own car insurance policy. If and when the money from this policy runs out, we move to the next step and take legal action against the liable party.

Investigating Your Personal Injury Accident

Our Monroe personal injury lawyer uses all of the resources at our disposal to build strong casefiles for our clients. We do this by:

  • Talking to everyone who was involved in or who has knowledge of the accident, including both you and the liable party
  • Requesting important documentation from as many sources as possible, such as your doctors and the investigating police officers
  • Going to the accident scene to see it for ourselves and to collect evidence that others might have missed

Putting the Needs of Our Monroe Clients First

Although our firm takes care of all legal matters for our clients, we never lose sight of one key fact: these are our clients’ cases, not ours. For that reason, we:

  • Ask you what you most want to get out of your legal action—and truly listen to the answers you give us
  • Determine a plan of action that we feel stands the best possible chance of enabling you to attain your stated goals
  • Update you regularly about what is happening with your case, what we are doing for you, and what decisions you have to make
  • Are accessible to clients—whenever you have a concern or question, just let us know, and we will address it as quickly as we can

Providing All Personal Injury Survivors with Free Consultations

Every single Monroe resident who has suffered because of a negligence-related accident is invited to call us. We will tell you all about the merits of your case—even if you end up deciding not to hire us.

You deserve a personal injury attorney who is thorough and compassionate and who cares about your future. Call us now. We are available 24/7 to provide free case reviews over the phone. At Christensen Law, the first and most important thing we do for any client is to listen closely to their story so we can figure out the right way to fight for them.

Personal Injury Compensation Protects Your Future

You have suffered physically, emotionally, and professionally because of an accident that was not your fault. In addition, your loved ones have also experienced unnecessary pain and uncertainty. The losses you sustain may have far-reaching consequences for everyone who relies on you.

For all of these reasons, you deserve a fair chance to seek compensation like the following:

Non-economic Damages for Your Personal Injury

In legal terms, non-economic damages simply refer to your physical and psychological distress. These damages include such intangible losses as:

  • Pain and suffering, including emotional and physical trauma and other forms of discomfort
  • Disabling injuries that cause pain and inconvenience and that keep you from living your life as you did before (such injuries can be temporary or permanent)
  • Reduced quality of life, if you are unable to live alone, take care of yourself, or do the things you enjoy
  • Loss of consortium, if your relationship with your closest relatives has suffered as a direct result of the accident or your injuries

Economic Damages for Your Personal Injury

Unlike non-economic damages, economic damages come with a “price tag” attached: you lost a specific amount of money, and the liable party should reimburse you for this exact amount. We help people like you get fair payment for:

  • Any and all medical bills pertaining to your injuries, including the estimated cost of future treatments for chronic issues
  • The loss of your regular salary and job benefits, including the estimated value of any income you expect to lose in the future
  • The cost of hiring other people to take care of things you once did on your own, such as looking after a pet or cleaning the house

Exemplary Damages for Your Personal Injury

These damages are the rarest kind of compensation. They are awarded only to individuals who can prove that an exceptional act of negligence or blatant malice caused their accident (e.g., if someone hit your car deliberately).

If you are eligible for exemplary damages, our investigation will uncover that fact. You can depend on Christensen Law to fight for every single penny you deserve.

The Rights of Personal Injury Survivors in Monroe

There are multiple laws on the books that will influence how your case goes and how much you get from it. Our team helps clients to recognize and navigate matters like:

The Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

You absolutely have the right to file a lawsuit against any negligent party who contributed to your injury. However, this right comes with a caveat: under Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805, you must start your legal action within three years of the accident date.

This is why Christensen Law encourages Monroe residents to get in touch with us in a timely manner after suffering an accident. We want to have the maximum amount of time to file your case and come up with an effective strategy.

The Many Causes of Personal Injuries

Various kinds of accidents can lead to severe, even catastrophic injuries. Our firm has experience with all of the following case types and others:

  • Car accidents
  • Other types of traffic collisions, such as those involving trucks, bicycles, or motorcycles
  • Boating accidents
  • Premises liability incidents, such as slip or trip and fall accidents

Not sure if your accident fits into any of these categories? It costs you nothing to pick up the phone and call our number to ask us.

The Insurance Company’s Attitude Toward Personal Injury Cases

Whether you seek compensation from the liable party’s insurance company or your own, you might encounter unhelpful responses from the insurer’s representatives. Insurers will aggressively protect their own profits by paying accident survivors like you as little as they can get away with.

Our team is just as determined to win a just settlement as the insurer is to avoid paying one. We can handle all communications with the insurance companies so you do not have to think about what to say or how to convince them you deserve money.

Limits on Personal Injury Damages

In Michigan, the amount of compensation you receive partly depends on your share of liability for the accident. According to Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.2959, the following restrictions apply:

  • If you are not at fault at all, you can ask for as much money as you need without restriction.
  • If you are less than 50 percent at fault, your award will be reduced based on your percentage of fault. For instance, someone who was 20 percent responsible for an accident will see their settlement reduced by 20 percent.
  • If you are more than 50 percent at fault, your economic damages will be reduced accordingly, and you are not eligible for non-economic damages.

Your Options as a Monroe Citizen

The legal system can be physically and mentally taxing, especially for someone with no legal experience and a serious injury to cope with. At Christensen Law, we are committed to spending as much time with each client as necessary to ensure that they understand their rights and can take full advantage of them.

Ready to Start Your Monroe Personal Injury Case?

Call our number for a free case evaluation today. The entire team at Christensen Law works closely with people like you to protect your future and your rights. Our Monroe personal injury lawyer will spare no effort or resource in pursuit of fair compensation.