Rochester Hills Car Accident Lawyer

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Rochester Hills Car Accident Lawyer

When a careless or reckless driver causes a crash, the victim may have several options for recovering the money they need to pay for their expenses and losses. Understanding these options is essential for your financial future.

A Rochester Hills personal injury lawyer at Christensen Law helps car accident victims with serious and catastrophic injuries get the medical care, lost income, and other damages they deserve by holding the at-fault driver accountable. We take the time to listen to our clients and understand their needs. Contact us today to discuss your options for recovering fair compensation with our team during a free consultation.

Our Rochester Hills Car Accident Lawyer Fights for Fair Compensation for Victims

When a car accident victim suffers injuries in a Rochester Hills collision, they often believe their own option is filing a claim based on their No-Fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy. While this policy covers current and future medical care and lost income to the policy maximum, it is not enough for many with serious or catastrophic injuries.

Our car accident attorneys will assess your case to determine if you have the option of pursuing a fault-based claim beyond the limits of your No-Fault coverage. This could include money for:

  • Medical Bills, Current and Future: Medical care costs to date and in the future, including all related expenses
  • Lost Income: Income missed because you were out of work or reduced earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to work
  • Other Expenses: Daily costs, replacement services, traveling expenses, and other related costs
  • Pain and Suffering Damages: Intangible losses, including physical pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, scarring and disability, and more

We believe in holding negligent drivers accountable for the harm they inflict on people like you, and we’ll make sure we seek full and fair compensation for these and other losses.

How Can a Rochester Hills Car Crash Lawyer Help If My Loved One Died from Their Injuries?

A Rochester Hills wrongful death attorney from our team will help develop a compelling case and hold the at-fault party liable after your loved one’s fatal accident. Under Michigan law, only the personal representative of the deceased party can file a wrongful death action. This is the party named as the executor of their will. Our team works with this party to seek fair compensation and get justice for surviving family members.

Working with a Rochester Hills Car Accident Lawyer from Christensen Law

Christensen Law is a firm handling catastrophic personal injury cases in Michigan. We believe in taking the time to listen to every client and understanding their accident, injuries, and needs. We take the time to truly listen so we know how to best protect their rights and interests and secure their future.

We put our client’s needs first, fighting for the payout they need after serious or catastrophic injuries in a car accident. We are more interested in getting justice and the money they deserve than settling for less to close the case. This has been our approach since we began handling personal injury cases and advocating for victims in 1991.

We have a long history of securing record-setting awards and settlements for clients like you who suffered serious and catastrophic, life-altering injuries due to negligent drivers. Some recent case outcomes include:

  • $4.197 million for a young woman hurt in an auto accident
  • $3.2 million settlement for our client hurt in a head-on collision
  • $1.625 million recovered for the family of a victim who died after a car accident

Our attorneys work based on contingency and will not settle for less than you deserve. We are experienced trial attorneys who will not hesitate to take your case to court when necessary. Contact us today to learn more.

How Does a Rochester Hills Attorney Determine Liability in an Auto Accident?

Identifying the at-fault party and holding them legally responsible for our client’s injuries is essential to winning the case and recovering the compensation our client needs. We know this matters to our clients because they need money to pay for their extensive medical care, ongoing support needs, lost income, and other current and ongoing damages.

Our attorneys handle car accident claims involving a wide range of injuries. We understand how much a catastrophic injury can affect your daily life, including your independence, career, relationships, and quality of life. Some of the injuries we see regularly include:

  • Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Neck, back, and spinal injuries
  • Amputations, both traumatic and because of limb-compromising injuries
  • Serious fractures and crush injuries
  • Internal injuries and bleeding
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death

In most car accident cases, the collision occurs because one driver acts carelessly or recklessly, violates a traffic law, and this causes a collision. Legally, we refer to this as negligence. When a driver is negligent, they are generally legally responsible for any injuries and damages that occur.

Proving Negligence Through Evidence

We must gather evidence to show how the other driver acted negligently and caused the injuries. The evidence available will depend on the circumstances, but might include:

  • Accident reports compiled by responding law enforcement
  • Eyewitness interviews, depositions, or other testimony
  • Video of the crash, when possible
  • Photos or video from the scene
  • Accident reconstruction completed by specialists
  • Expert witness testimony to establish ongoing treatment, lasting disabilities, and future care costs
  • Medical bills, receipts, and other documents showing damages

This investigation allows us to determine who is liable and hold them legally responsible. By listening to our clients about what happened and building a compelling argument to support their story, we can win the compensation they deserve.

How Will a Rochester Hills Collision Lawyer Recover Fair Compensation?

Most car accident cases resolve through an auto insurance settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. When we represent a client with catastrophic injuries, this is not always possible. Sometimes, we need to litigate a case and go to trial to recover the compensation the client needs and deserves for their ongoing care and support.

We prepare every case like we might need to sue for damages, ensuring we have the strongest case possible if we do. This requires us to take a different approach to gathering evidence and cataloging damages. We work with experts, obtain official documents and records, and preserve statements from witnesses from the start. We will not hesitate to call in accident reconstructionists and use a professional team to survey the accident scene.

Often, we proceed with a car accident lawsuit and begin the discovery and pre-trial motions only for the insurance carrier or lawyer representing the liable driver to increase their settlement offer. They do not want to go to trial knowing we have a strong case. So, the case could settle at this point.

If not, we will represent the client at trial, present strong evidence to the judge and jury, call witnesses, and fight for the verdict and compensation our client deserves.

Why Do I Need to Call a Rochester Hills Car Accident Lawyer Quickly After a Crash?

We understand it is difficult to think about your insurance claim or legal case in the initial days and weeks following a catastrophic injury accident. However, the sooner we begin work on your case, the better. Reach out as soon as your injuries are stable, or have a loved one make the call as soon as they recognize the severity of your injuries.

The reasons to hire someone to represent your interests as soon as possible include:

We Protect Your Interests

We begin protecting your right to a fair trial and payout as soon as we start working for you. This includes managing all communication about the case, talking to the insurance carriers, and dealing with all the logistics. You do not have to worry about handling any calls about the crash or how to manage the insurance claim.

We Begin Our Investigation

When you hire our team, we take action to preserve evidence immediately. This could include obtaining or preserving time-sensitive items that could disappear or be destroyed. One common example is video of the incident captured by a dashcam, traffic camera, or surveillance video at a nearby business.

There Are Deadlines to Sue

Generally, accident victims have up to three years to sue for injuries or wrongful death per Michigan Compiled Laws § 600.5805. However, there are situations when you might have significantly less time to pursue a legal case.

Talk to Our Rochester Hills Legal Team About Your Car Accident Injuries for Free

Christensen Law offers free consultations for victims of serious Rochester Hills, MI, car accidents and their families. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, our Rochester Hills car accident lawyer can assess your case and determine your legal options for compensation. These cases are complex; you do not have to navigate this process on your own.

Use our online contact form or dial our number to get started today.