Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits in Michigan
A Michigan personal injury claim is type of a law known as tort law. What is a tort you might ask? A Michigan tort claim is a civil wrong, other than a breach of contract, which the law has a remedy. A tort is a personal injury claim and a personal injury claim is a tort.
Think of personal injury claims as private causes of actions (i.e. lawsuits) that are enforced by private citizens. The purpose of a Michigan personal injury claim is to put the injured party back in the position they were in before the tort occurred.
So what’s a common Michigan personal injury claim?
Michigan dog bites
Someone’s dog bites you and you’re injured. You want them to pay for your medical bills and you also want them to pay for your suffering. Michigan has a statute that sets out the guidelines for filing a Michigan dog bite claim. So you hire an attorney, and they sue on your behalf against the person’s whose dog bit you.
Everyone is under a duty to act reasonably. You have to drive in a manner that the reasonable prudent driver would. If someone breaches their duty, and let’s say runs a red light while texting, then you can sue that person if they’ve injured you. While the person that ran the red light is also liable to the state of Michigan for running the light, which is a criminal charge, they can also be liable for injuring you civilly at the same time.
Negligence claims encompass all aspects of society, and it is a common Michigan personal injury claim when someone fails to act in a manner that a reasonable person would.
This is another common Michigan personal injury claim. It’s simple: someone enters your property without permission, damages something, and leaves. You have the right to file a trespass claim and recover the damages. Maybe they took something and you need to replevin your property, which is another cause of action in Michigan.
Michigan personal injury claims also include:
- Assault and batteries
- Products liability
- Bodily injury
- And more
Our firm has been litigating Michigan personal injury claims for over 30 years. Often times, you owe nothing until we recover for your injuries. If you’ve been injured, then get the compensation you deserve. We’re here for you when you need us most.