Have you sustained an injury caused by someone else? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Several factors go into whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing.
- Negligence. Generally speaking, to be entitled to compensation, you must prove that the other party was negligent – that is, failed to use reasonable care for the safety of others. (Negligence is not required, however, for a worker’s compensation claim.)
- Causation. You must also prove that the negligence actually caused your injury.
- Damages. If you can prove your case, you’re generally entitled to collect economic damages – such as lost wages – and non-economic damages for pain and suffering. Michigan laws place a limit on damages in some cases.
- Getting Paid. Winning an injury case means nothing if the defendant lacks insurance or the means to pay the damages awarded.
The attorneys at the Ann Arbor firm of Hamilton, Graziano & London can evaluate your injury claim and advise you about your options.