Can I seek compensation if I was partially at fault for the incident?
It depends. Modified comparative negligence allows the court to reduce a plaintiff’s award by the percentage of fault they share. If you have $100,000 in losses, but the jury determines you are 20 percent responsible for what happened, the most money you can receive is $80,000. However, if you were 51 percent or more at fault, your compensation for economic losses will be reduced by the percentage of your fault, but you will not be allowed compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.
How long does a personal injury case take?
The duration of your case will depend on multiple factors, including the severity of your injury, the amount of substantial evidence, and whether liability is apparent. An insurance claim can settle in a matter of a couple of months. It can take over a year if extensive treatment is necessary to heal your injuries. Some lawsuits take years to resolve, while others settle before trial.
Predicting how long someone’s case will take to resolve is impossible. However, the Shelby Township personal injury lawyers of Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC work efficiently to secure compensation as soon as possible for our clients.
How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
It depends on the law firm. Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC understands the financial implications of an accident. We don’t want to add to your burdens. That’s why we take cases on contingency. There are no upfront fees or costs required to retain our services. We will only collect our legal fees if we secure compensation for you.
Contact a Skilled and Trusted Shelby Township Personal Injury Lawyer Today
When you get hurt in an accident, the last thing you want to do is handle a personal injury case. You don’t have to go through this challenging ordeal alone. Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC will guide and support you through every step of the process. You will receive personalized attention from the moment you hire us.
If you were in an accident and sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, call us at (586) 884-6562 now or contact us online for your free consultation.