Auto Accident Attorney in Eastpointe and Clinton Township, MI
Accomplished litigator serving Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties
Cars are such an essential part of our everyday lives that we often take them for granted and assume we’ll always arrive at our destination safely. Sadly, this is sometimes not the case. More than 300,000 vehicle collisions occur on Michigan roads each year, resulting in serious injuries that total in the tens of thousands. At the Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C., we advocate for the victims of car crashes and other types of vehicle accidents so that they can obtain reimbursement for their medical costs and other damages available under the state’s personal injury law. From our offices in Eastpointe and Clinton Township, attorney Kevin Lynch has secured substantial verdicts and settlements for people hurt in auto accidents as well as collisions involving trucks, all-terrain vehicles and pedestrians.
Pursuing claims arising from car accidents
Whether you were hurt in a T-bone crash, a rear-end collision, sideswipe or any other type of crash, our personal injury attorney can explain what to do after a car accident in order to strengthen your legal claim. We explain the details of Michigan’s no-fault insurance system and when you can take on the liable driver directly. By working with doctors and other experts, our firm presents compelling arguments concerning the effects of traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and other accident-related medical conditions.
Obtaining payment for injuries sustained in truck accidents
Overloaded trucks, tired drivers, faulty equipment and numerous other factors can trigger a devastating collision with a commercial vehicle. There might be several liable parties in these claims, including transportation companies and semi-truck manufacturers. We press to obtain full compensation for defendants in commercial vehicle accident cases so that victims can concentrate on their physical recovery rather than their medical bills and the income they’re losing while out of work.
What are common motorcycle accident injuries?
Michigan requires motorcycle riders under the age of 21 to wear a helmet. If you are over 21, have a motorcycle endorsement on your license and sufficient coverage, you can legally ride without a helmet. However, even the best protection available might not stop you from suffering a traumatic brain injury. Other common types of medical conditions stemming from motorcycle crashes include broken bones, spinal damage and severe lacerations sometimes referred to as road rash. These injuries frequently result from drivers who are not paying attention to motorcycles on the road, leading to sideswipes, rear-end collisions and crashes that occur during left turns. No matter what triggered the contact in your case, our firm strives to secure maximum compensation through a verdict or settlement.
Advising victims of ATV accidents
Many people enjoy riding their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) through Michigan’s trails and sand dunes. Three- and four-wheelers are referred to as off-road vehicles (ORVs) under state law. Children as young as 10 can ride a four-wheel ATV if they have earned a safety certificate and are under the direct visual supervision of their parents. The rules are less restrictive for older children, but serious ORV accidents affect people of various ages. Some of the accidents can be attributed to human error or mechanical defects. Whatever led to the injuries, we advise victims and parents on the legal relief available to help pay for healthcare expenses, lost wages and the extreme pain and suffering that often accompanies off-road crashes.
Liability in pedestrian accidents
Drivers of cars and trucks need to be aware of people walking in front of their vehicles. Michigan law states that vehicles must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, intersections and all traffic-controlled areas. Unfortunately, some motorists ignore this statute and strike victims who are completely unprotected. If a question exists about fault, our firm can examine available camera footage, interview bystanders and review physical evidence to determine what happened. Defendants and their insurance companies frequently try to blame the victim in these cases, but you should know that even a pedestrian who is partly responsible for their injury can still collect damages. In these matters, the award is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the victim. Compensation for pain and suffering and other noneconomic harm is not available for plaintiffs who are 51 percent or more responsible for the accident.
Contact a skillful Michigan car accident lawyer for a free consultation
The Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C. in Eastpointe and Clinton Township provides auto accident victims with skillful representation throughout the legal process. We offer a free consultation and flexible scheduling. Please call 586-400-5531 or contact us online to make an appointment.