Michigan Car Accident Damage Claims Get Compensation

After a person suffers injuries, property damage, and other losses in a car accident, there are multiple claims that they may be able to file for compensation and recovery of their damages.


However, the types of claims a person can file, as well as the potential damages that may be included in a claim vary.

Therefore, if you were injured in a crash, a knowledgeable car accident lawyer from The Lockwood Legal Group, can help.


By assessing the unique circumstances of your case, calculating your losses, and helping you file a claim, a dedicated attorney can help you pursue recoverable damages in a Michigan car accident claim.


Michigan Damages in Car Accident Cases


In Michigan, there are many damages that may be available in a car accident case, including both economic and non-economic damages.


Our skilled personal injury accident attorneys at  The Lockwood Legal Group, routinely help our clients calculate these losses, including:

  • Medical expenses—including hospital bills, rehabilitation, and physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages—including past and future income
  • Mental anguish
  • Fright and shock
  • Attendant care and household services
  • Decreased earning capacity—as a result of an injury or disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Embarrassment, humiliation, or mortification
  • Lifestyle modifications—such as altercations to a person’s home or vehicle
  • Scars and disfigurements


While some of these damages have a definitive price tag, others are more subjective and, as a result, more difficult to accurately calculate. For example, the amount of pain and suffering damages that may be included in a claim is determined by a number of factors including the seriousness of an injury, the type and length of medical treatment, and how the injuries have affected the victim’s ability to lead a normal life.


Insurance Policies and Limits


Other factors include the specific insurance policy limits, whether there was an excess loss of income, and the permanency of a claimant’s injuries.


What are Pain and Suffering Damages?


Pain and suffering are also known as non-economic damages, and include mental anguish, humiliation, scars, disfigurement, and other losses caused by an auto accident.


Many people wonder if they can get compensation for pain and suffering after a car accident in Michigan. The answer is yes.


In fact, there are no laws that place a maximum amount of pain and suffering damages that an injury victim can be awarded by a jury at trial, or receive through a settlement. However, many settlements depend on the insurance policy limits of the at-fault party as the way to calculate the maximum amount that might be collected—unless the defendant is a large corporation or trucking company.


Unlike economic damages, pain and suffering losses do not often have a definitive price tag and are, therefore, more difficult to calculate. However, there are certain methods available for presenting these “invisible” injuries. Essentially, the goal is to help a jury or judge understand both the pain of a claimant’s injuries, as well as how these injuries have subsequently impacted their livelihood and family.


The most obvious way of demonstrating this is to have the injured person describe their injuries, how they have impacted their life, and the type of pain and disability they have experienced after a car accident. Furthermore, family members and colleagues can also testify about their observations of the injured person and how it has affected their quality of life.


Medical opinions from treating doctors are also often used to prove pain and suffering damages. Along with any relevant medical records being admissible into evidence for the jury to see and read, the sworn testimony of a treating doctor might also be taken before a trial.


Here, the doctor will explain, in medical terms, the nature of an injury, the types of treatment required, and the estimated impact of these damages and procedures on a person’s life.


If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash due to the negligence of another driver, you may face severe injuries, financial strain, and other losses. However, you have legal options to file claims for multiple forms of compensation, including financial losses, physical and mental anguish, and needed modifications to your home or vehicle.


Instead of navigating the claims process alone, a tenacious and well-versed personal injury attorney from The Lockwood Legal Group, can help to explain the potentially recoverable damages in a Michigan car accident claim. Our attorneys will guide you through each step needed to request compensation.


To learn your legal rights and options following a crash, call our office, or send us an email right away!

Contact The Lockwood Legal Group, LLC today!


If you think you might have a case, it is crucial you contact a qualified attorney right away. We understand litigation is often daunting to those who are not attorneys. but rest assured, we will be here for you all throughout the process. No one fights harder for their clients then attorneys of The Lockwood Legal Group, LLC.


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