Injuries & Accidents
Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another person or business? Being injured in an accident can leave you in serious financial hardship. It is your legal right to file a claim to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, damage to property, pain and suffering and more. This is why you deserve and require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney who will seek maximum compensation for your losses. Abood Law has been representing clients in Michigan since 1956 and has extensive experience in personal injury cases. We’re here to see you’re compensated by all negligent parties. Personal injury cases can involve broken bones, soft tissue damage, spinal injuries, closed head injuries, back injuries, knee injuries, hip injuries, and even death. Our attorneys have experience in a variety of personal injury matters including:
- Accident Injury Damages
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- No-fault Insurance
- Michigan Dog Bite Cases
We know insurance companies don’t want to pay you the full value of a claim. In fact, they’ll do whatever it takes to minimize or even deny a claim. Abood Law will help you by dealing with the responsible party’s insurance company to ensure that you are treated fairly and by getting you top compensation for your claim.
We also know that when you have been injured in an accident, your number one priority needs to be healing from your injuries, not dealing with the legal aspects of your case. That’s why our office will handle your medical bills, bill collectors, the insurance company, the opposing lawyer’s paperwork, and more.
Not only does having an experienced personal injury attorney free up your time so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries, it also gives you peace of mind, knowing that decisions pertaining to your case are being made by a professional with your best interests in mind. We approach a case like we approach life…we go all in.
Contact Abood Law if you have been seriously injured in due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence and need answers.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the most dangerous activities we do in our daily lives is operate a motor vehicle. If you are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have a claim against the at-fault driver. That can be difficult to determine without an experienced attorney. The personal injury attorneys at Abood Law partner with accident reconstruction experts to examine the information obtained from law enforcement, witness statements, and the vehicles themselves to determine the cause of accident.
In Michigan, even though all vehicles are required to carry insurance, not all drivers do. To guard against that, many drivers carry underinsured or uninsured coverage, and most personal injury attorneys would recommend that you do. Underinsured or uninsured coverage is insurance that applies when the at-fault driver has no insurance, or does not have sufficient insurance to cover your injuries. Under those circumstances, an injured person can you look to his or her own insurance company to recover for the injuries sustained. Abood Law will be there to work with your insurance company on you behalf.
Many times, after being in an accident, a person refuses medical treatment at the scene of the accident, thinking that he or she is okay. After a day to two, the injury surfaces and medical treatment ultimately follows. We make sure they can still recover for your injuries, and all their medical expenses, wage loss, and property damage.
What does it mean to have “no-fault” insurance in Michigan?
On May 25, 2019, the Legislature passed a new Michigan No-Fault law known as Senate Bill 1. This new law fundamentally changes Michigan’s auto No-Fault Insurance Law. Governor Whitmer signed these sweeping changes into law on May 30, 2019.
Learn more here:
Michigan No-Fault Law
Michigan Dog Bite Cases
Have you been injured or attacked by a dog owned by someone else? What were the circumstances? The Abood Law Firm represents clients every day who have been injured or attacked by a dog. We understand that, although dogs are a typical family pet, they are territorial and can attack and seriously injure someone without warning or cause. Michigan law, both statutory and common law, creates liability when a dog injures someone. If the owner of the dog has a homeowner’s insurance policy or a renter’s insurance policy, the policy would typically provide coverage on behalf of the owner in the event that the owner’s dog injures someone. Abood Law is experienced and successful in prosecuting cases on behalf of clients who have been injured by another’s dog.
What does it mean to take the case on a contingency fee?
Contingency fee means that the lawyer’s fees are contingent on a settlement or award being paid to the client. In the event that there is no award, the attorney does not get paid. In Michigan, when a client hires an attorney on a contingency fee basis for a personal injury case, the ethical rules limit an attorney’s percentage to 33 1/3 % of the award that may be obtained for the client.
Lawyers who handle personal injury cases are retained on a contingency fee and do not require money to be paid during the course of the litigation. You should be suspicious of a lawyer who requires you to pay money for a personal injury case. If your lawyer is requesting a retainer fee to pursue a personal injury case, call The Abood Law Firm. We will explain our fee policy clearly, you don’t pay unless we win.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is a legal term of art and a cause of action, meaning that it can be a basis to sue someone. Negligence consists of four elements. In order to prove negligence, a person must establish the following:
• Breach of Duty
• Causation, and
A cause of action for negligence can apply to many different types of cases, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall/premises liability claims, products liability, and legal malpractice. A negligence claim is the foundation for most personal injury cases and Abood Law has a long and successful history of prosecuting negligence cases on behalf of its clients.
Contact Us About Your Case
The criminal defense and personal injury attorneys at the Abood Law Firm are happy to provide initial consultations at no charge to prospective clients, and are able to advise clients 365 days a year. Contact us today to see how Abood Law Firm in Birmingham and Lansing, MI can help you.