Someone's careless or reckless action behind the wheel has upended your life in Detroit. The time is now to fight for justice. At Slocumb Law Firm, our Detroit, MI car accident attorneys stand up to the insurance companies and negligent individuals who are responsible for car wrecks. The stories our clients tell us drive us to work hard every day. We have seen first-hand the injuries and damage that results from drivers who were distracted, impaired by alcohol or too fatigued to drive, to name a few negligent factors in accidents.
- Where Do Crashes Happen in Wayne County?
- Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
- How Can a Detroit Lawyer Help?
We're here to help. Start by calling Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE. You also can complete the free consultation form on this page to tell us about your potential case.
We know that motor vehicle crashes happen every day on Detroit highways and roads. While some accidents are minor, many others result in significant injuries and property damage. The following are some of the major roadways where accidents can occur:
- Interstate 75
- Interstate 96
- Kings Highway 401
- Interstate 94 (Edsel Ford Freeway)
- Interstate 275
- Interstate 696
- Interstate 375
It goes without saying that accidents can happen on any roadway in Detroit, from Route 1 in Ferndale to the Southfield Freeway near Eight Mile Road.
One of the first questions many accident victims have is "who will pay my medical expenses?" You may be thinking that a settlement or a verdict will help you in the future, but what about the bills coming in today?
Michigan is a "no-fault" state. You are required by law to carry this coverage in Michigan. In an accident where you are injured, your no-fault insurance policy will pay for your medical expenses in addition to other things like lost wages. Your insurance will pay you medical costs even if you were not at fault. The part of your insurance policy known as PIP (personal injury protection) pays for 100 percent of your medical costs. In Michigan, the no-fault policy benefits provide unlimited medical and rehabilitation benefits.
In minor accidents where no one was hurt and no one is disputing anything, you might be able to work on your claim without an attorney. Unfortunately, accidents can become complicated quickly. Questions such as who was at fault and who will pay for damages to the car might become a matter of debate. Many victims of accidents are not sure what types of damages they might be entitled to receive. For example, you might be eligible for reimbursement from the insurance company for lost wages.
An attorney at Slocumb Law Firm can help navigate the often confusing world of insurance claims. Your attorney also will work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't have to worry about upfront costs. You only pay a legal fee if the case settles or you are awarded a verdict.