My sister and I used to fight over who got to ride in the backest. A letter of protection is basically a letter from the attorney guaranteeing that at the time of settlement, the medical bills will be paid in full before any money is disbursed to the patient. And believe me, an unrepresented person does not pose a credible threat of a lawsuit. I will discuss the litigation process later in this article, but my point is that a good lawyer should be able to explain to you what will happen in every phase of your claim and to address every possible situation that might arise.Read More
Michigan Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Michigan
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Michigan
- Nickolas A. Daniels
- Molly Blythe
- William G. Boyer, Jr.
- Chad D. Engelhardt
- Bryan L. Schefman
- Paul J. Whiting III
- James L. Spagnuolo, Jr.
- Ruhul Mumen
- Steven J. Matz
- Donna M. MacKenzie
- Robert J. Sharkey
- Shaun Patrick Willis
Nickolas A. Daniels
Nickolas A. Daniels has a passion for protecting peoples rights. Whether hes representing a personal injury victim or preparing a solid defense for a client accused of a crime, Mr. Daniels makes it a point to keep his clients best interests in mind. He understands that this may be a difficult time for clients and their families, so he strives to treat each of them with the compassion and understanding they deserve. His law firm, the Law Offices of Nickolas Daniels and Associates, is based in Clinton Township and takes cases in the metropolitan Detroit area and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.Mr. Daniels focuses his practice on criminal law, DUI/DWI, divorce, personal injury and wills. He greatly enjoys pursuing justice for people who were injured as the result of another partys negligence, and putting together a strong case for those who were wrongly accused of a crime or received unnecessarily harsh charges. His experience has afforded him the opportunity to develop great empathy for the stress and fear his clients are undergoing, and to put their minds at ease.Also experienced in the complicated matters of family law and divorce, Mr. Daniels always focuses on what is best for his client. When possible, he seeks a favorable settlement outside of court, but if litigation is necessary, Mr. Daniels is prepared to aggressively fight for his clients rights. When it comes to wills and estate matters, Mr. Daniels provides sound advice and solid documents that effectively carry out the wishes of his clients and protect their loved ones from those who would try to take advantage of their inheritance.
41700 Hayes Road, Suite A,, Clinton Township MI 48038
Attorney Molly Blythe is a partner with the Smith Blythe, PC, law firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Throughout her career, Ms. Blythe has focused her practice almost exclusively on criminal defense. She currently maintains a specific focus on cases involving sexual and physical abuse of children, rape, molestation, murder, attempted murder, and other serious offenses.Through her practice, she has gained extensive experience defending physicians and other professionals accused of sexual misconduct on their patients, and she has served as co-counsel to some of the most high-profile and controversial sexual abuse allegation cases in the state and throughout the country. In all cases, Ms. Blythe maintains an unwavering passion for protecting her clients rights and liberties while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalves.From her efforts, she has secured numerous dismissals and not guilty verdicts in state and federal courts across the nation, and she stays abreast of the latest changes in the laws that affect her clients in order to provide the most relevant, up-to-date advice and counsel regarding their situations. Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Ms. Blythe has earned top ratings from her peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients.A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Ms. Blythe obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. She holds license to practice in Michigan, Colorado, Ohio and Illinois, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.Fully committed to her practice, Ms. Blythe is also a graduate of the intensive Gerry Spences Trial Lawyers College Defense of the Damned program, and she conducts lectures and seminars across the country through her involvement with the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center.
1668 South Telegraph, Suite 140,, Bloomfield Hills MI 48302
William G. Boyer, Jr.
Attorney William G. Boyer, Jr. is a partner at Boyer, St. Pierre, & Aull, PLLC, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mr. Boyer focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing injured victims throughout the United States with an office in the Detroit metropolitan region including Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw and St. Clair counties.Mr. Boyer has more than 25 years of experience. He handles matters involving automobile and trucking accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death and general civil litigation. He also handles insurance disputes involving automobile, disability, medical and home insurance.Over the course of his career, Mr. Boyer has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, some of his recoveries are the largest in the entire state of Michigan. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 25 trial lawyers in the United States.Outside of the office, Mr. Boyer is an active member of his legal community. He belongs to the State Bar of Michigan and the Macomb County chapter of the Michigan Association for Justice, an organization of which he is also an executive board member. He educates others by speaking on topics such as civil law and civil procedure at conferences and seminars.Mr. Boyer earned his bachelors degree from Michigan State University and received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 1994. He holds an active license in Michigan and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Chad D. Engelhardt
Chad is a patient safety advocate that takes pride in representing injured people against insurance companies, hospitals and big companies. Chad focuses his practice on the prosecution of complex medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. He fights to promote safety for all Michigan citizens by standing up for accountability and responsibility. His involvement in numerous cases has resulted in millions of dollars being recovered for his clients.Chad is also a leader in legal education. He is an award-winning adjunct professor and clinical field supervisor at Cooley Law Schools Ann Arbor campus, where he mentors students and teaches courses in litigation skills and medical malpractice. He also serves as the Michigan Association for Justices Education Chair and is a regular CLE speaker on medical negligence and litigation issues.Before becoming a trial lawyer, Chad fought for justice and safety as a law enforcement officer with a large police agency for over 12 years. He worked full-time during college and all through law school. During his law enforcement career, Chad served in the patrol services, corrections and court services divisions. He was a field training officer, was trained in investigations, qualified as an expert marksman and a defensive tactics instructor. He was also trained as a hostage negotiator and served on an elite tactical unit.Chad is a proud husband and the active father of three children. When not working, Chad enjoys bicycling and cooking, including catering charity dinner parties to benefit brain injured children.
Bryan L. Schefman
Brian L. Schefman is lead litigation attorney at Schefman & Associates, PC, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mr. Schefman has more 36 years of experience serving clients in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout the state of Michigan. He focuses his practice on personal injury matters involving automobile injury, medical provider - payor recovery, brain injury victims, wrongful death claims, and other injury claims in auto collisions. Because of his extenisve experience in the insurance industry, he also assists his clients with all no-fault insurance claims and the conflicts arising from competing coverages.Mr. Schefman attended the University of Michigan, BS Ed, in 1977, and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1983. He obtained his license to practice law in 1983, and is eligible to practice in all Michigan and federal district courts and courts of appeal.Mr. Schefman spent the first 10 years of his legal career representing plaintiffs and physicians in defending and prosecuting medical malpractice cases, and other injury-related matters. In 1994, he left the practice as a co-founder of the Great Lakes Health Plan, and spent several years as general counsel and its CEO, before the sale of the company and returning to private practice.Mr. Schefmans experience in insurance has given him extensive knowledge in the areas of benefits coordination, ERISA liens and reimbursement, government and insurance lien law, Medicare Secondary Payor claims, subrogation and general business matters. This knowledge has produced significant results for his clients.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Schefman has served as a lobbyist, and on the board of directors of a health maintenance organization and a managed care trade association.DBusiness magazine nominated Mr. Schefman as a top lawyermultiple years in a row, and Mr. Schefman has been named a Top Lawyer in his field. He was also a runner-up for entrepreneur of the yearfrom Ernst & Young in 1998 for his formation and financing of an insurance company.
40900 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 111,, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304
Paul J. Whiting III
When it comes to injured victims and their families, clients throughout Michigan know that Paul J. Whiting can be trusted to provide aggressive yet compassionate representation that gets results. He has successfully won trials and negotiated favorable settlements for hundreds of personal injury victims in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties, earning a distinguished spot as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Whiting handles all forms of personal injury law, including auto and truck accidents, medical malpractice, birth injury and wrongful death. His dedication to his own family has given him a strong desire to help clients receive the justice they deserve and the compensation they need. With an understanding that the months after an injury are stressful and confusing for injury victims, Mr. Whiting has developed a reputation for taking on the toughest cases and achieving the best possible results.Now admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan, Mr. Whiting received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Detroit Mercy, and then earned his Juris Doctor at Wayne State University Law School. He is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan, and is an executive board member of the Michigan Association for Justice as well as the American Association for Justices delegate for the state of Michigan.Mr. Whitings experience in personal injury law has given him numerous leadership opportunities and the recognition of his peers, including being noted as a top lawyer by DBusiness magazine and one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 for The National Trial Lawyers.
James L. Spagnuolo, Jr.
Jim opened the Macomb Law Group in September 2017, after leaving his partnership over the past 3 years at Bone, Bourbeau, Lizza & Spagnuolo. Prior to that he spent 14 years working for Freedman, Herskovic & Spagnuolo and its predecessor firms. Jim focuses on trucking and automobile negligence cases. Representing both first party and third-party cases, he works nationally to secure benefits that his clients are entitled to under the Michigan No-Fault Act, even if they still do not live in Michigan. His practice is located in Clinton Township, Michigan.Jim has a special interest in nationally pursuing bad faith/institutional fraud claims against insurance companies for their fraudulent business practices in wrongfully denying claims. He also handles wrongful death, products liability, dog bite, general negligence and premises liability claims.A graduate of Wayne State University School of Law, Jim is a member of the Michigan State Bar, Macomb County Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Michigan Association for Justice. He is also a member of Families Exploring Down Syndrome, Brain Injury Association of Michigan and is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans since being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps.
Ruhul Mumen is an attorney at Michigan Injury Law Group, located in Hamtramck, Michigan. Mr. Mumen practices personal injury law, representing clients who have been injured due to automobile accidents, dangerous products, premise accidents or other types of incidents. He proudly serves clients in Hamtramck, Detroit and throughout Wayne County and the entire state of Michigan.Mr. Mumen earned his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Michigan since 2012 and has practiced personal injury law since becoming licensed.Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Mumen has received recognition for his contributions to the profession. In 2016, he received the Top 10 Attorneyaward from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and the 10 Best Client Satisfactionaward from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.Active in his local and professional community, Mr. Mumen is a member of organizations, including the Michigan Association for Justice. He has been a member of this organization since 2013. The Michigan Association for Justice works with lawyers throughout the country to promote justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another.Mr. Mumen is also very active in the State Bar of Michigan. He belongs to many sections of the associations, including the consumer law, criminal law, elder law, general practice, health care law, insurance and indemnity law, law practice management and legal administrators, probate and estate, social security lawyers, workers compensation and young lawyers.
Steven J. Matz
Steven J. Matz is a founding shareholder of Matz Injury Law. The firms concentration is on personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury. Mr. Matz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction and highest honors in 1974 from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree in 1977 from The George Washington University National Law Center. Mr. Matz lectures and publishes in a number of areas, including ethics, marketing, trial tactics, and head injury. Mr. Matz has served on the Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board and currently serves the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board as a Hearing Panel Chairman and Master. Mr. Matz and his firm have obtained judgments or settlements of $1,000,000 or more in 9 areas of personal injury litigation. In 2009 Mr. Matzs firm obtained the largest reported motor vehicle accident settlement in Michigan ( $3,000,000 as reported by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 1/11/10 )
Donna M. MacKenzie
As a trial lawyer, Donna MacKenzie represents individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse, as well as medical malpractice.Ms. MacKenzie has successfully litigated hundreds of cases. She recently obtained a verdict in the amount of $4.4 million in favor of her client who was injured as a result of significant medical malpractice.In addition to Top Lawyers, Ms. MacKenzie was selected as a ,Best Lawyers in America ,2016 and 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Yearin Troy, selected to ,Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2018, named to the Leading Lawyers Michigan 2015-2017 lists, and was named to the dbusiness magazines Metro Detroit Top Lawyers 2014-2018 lists.Ms. MacKenzie is also a leader in a number of state and national organizations. She is currently the President-Elect of the Michigan Association for Justice, Vice Chair for the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group, a member of the council of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section, and Immediate Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), after serving as the organizations 100th President.Ms. MacKenzie is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, and a Trustee of the Macomb County Bar Foundation. These non-profit organizations serve the public by funding and promoting programs to increase access to the justice system.Ms. MacKenzie regularly serves as a case evaluator in Macomb County, and has served as a private arbitrator in civil disputes.Ms. MacKenzie speaks frequently at seminars presented by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Michigan, American Association for Justice, and Michigan Association for Justice.Ms. MacKenzie has also testified before the legislature a number of times to protect patients rights, including testifying against bills that would have given hospitals and physicians complete immunity for negligence that occurs in the Emergency Department.
Robert J. Sharkey
As a shareholder at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C. Robert J. Sharkey brings more than 30 years of experience to his firm serving clients throughout the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo metropolitan areas. Clients come to Mr. Sharkey with cases relating to criminal defense, family law and estate planning. He frequently handles litigation involving business and commercial law as well as personal injury claims.Mr. Sharkey provides many unique advantages to those looking for counsel. First, he is able to practice in the Potawatomi Indian Tribal Court. He also has experience working with the armed forces. Mr. Sharkey is a lieutenant colonel, and he previously worked as a judge advocate for the U.S. Air Force in the Great Lakes region. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Mr. Sharkey is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. A native of Battle Creek, he has chaired the Battle Creek Downtown Development Authority and is a member of the Battle Creek Downtown Partnership.As an undergraduate, Mr. Sharkey attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelor of Science in 1973. He pursued his legal education at Michigan State University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1978. Mr. Sharkey has been an adjunct professor at Kellogg Community College and Spring Arbor University.
Shaun Patrick Willis
A co-founder of the Grand Rapids-based Willis Law, attorney Shaun Willis focuses primarily on litigation, with emphasis on business, real estate and construction litigation. For more than 14 years, he has dedicated himself to representing the best interests of his clients. With offices in Grand Rapids, Paw Paw, South Haven and Kalamazoo, Mr. Willis is able to assist clients throughout Michigan. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Michigan and the Michigan State Supreme Court.During college, Mr. Willis obtained a bachelors degree in aviation flight science from Western Michigan University as well as a minor in business. He earned his law degree from the Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In 2007, Mr. Willis was honored to be named as only one of six Michigan attorneys listed as Up and Coming Lawyers by Lawyers Weekly. In 2012-2016 the National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers. Mr. Willis is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Willis is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His firm, Willis Law has been recognized as a Best Law Firm by US News, and has been selected as one of the National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. Mr. Willis is also dedicated to serving his community. He founded pro bono clinics at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and the Kalamazoo Public Library to ensure that even those who cannot afford an attorney receive necessary, dedicated legal assistance.Mr. Willis volunteers for the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation where their mission is to provide college scholarships for kids whose parent has been killed or 100% disabled in a combat zone. Additionally, he serves on on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ducks Unlimited, the Park Club of Kalamazoo and other organizations. He previously served as a member of the board of directors for the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. Mr. Willis also teaches seminars on real estate law, business litigation, and construction law, and has published multiple articles on these subjects.Mr. Willis and his wife Corrina, are members of Valley Family Church, and have 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls.