Michigan Personal Injury Law

If you or someone you love is injured in an accident caused by the reckless or careless actions of another person or organization, contact an injury lawyer in Macomb County.  An accident can cause long-term pain and seriously affect the way you live your life.  However, if someone else caused your injury, you may be able to recover compensation.

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury is an area of the law that covers cases where people are injured in accidents.  The injury can sometimes be physical or psychological.  Oftentimes, the basis for a personal injury case is negligence.  If you are able to prove the existence of negligence, your chances of receiving compensation are high.  However, you must also hire experienced personal injury attorneys in Macomb County.

These are the elements of negligence:

?        Duty: The defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff.

?        Failure to exercise reasonable care: Through action or inaction, the defendant violated his or her duty to protect the defendant.

?        Proximate cause: As a result of the defendant’s action, the plaintiff was injured.

?        Actual injury: The plaintiff sustained an actual injury as a result of the defendant’s action.

Comparative negligence

Some states—including Michigan—have adopted a comparative negligence rule.  This means that the amount of damages a plaintiff can recover is determined by his or her percentage of fault.  However, Michigan takes comparative negligence a step further by implementing a 51 percent rule.  This means that a plaintiff may recover damages only if he or she is up to 50 percent responsible for his or her own injury.  If the plaintiff is 51 percent or more responsible, he or she may not recover damages.  For further information on comparative negligence, contact a knowledgeable Macomb County personal injury law firm.

Types of personal injury cases

Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of accident cases.  Regardless of what type of accident caused your injury, a personal injury attorney can assist you.  Below are some examples of common personal injury cases:

?        Car accidents

?        Truck accidents

?        Dog bites

?        Slip and falls

?        Train accidents

?        Workplace accidents

Contact us

To discuss your personal injury, Social Security disability, employment law, family law, probate, or estate planning case with our attorney, contact Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C. at (586) 630-5871.


Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C.
42490 Garfield Rd # 210
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
(586) 630-5871Personal injury is an area of the law that covers cases where people are injured in accidents.  The injury can sometimes be physical or psychological.  Oftentimes, the basis for a personal injury case is negligence.  If you are able to prove the existence of negligence, your chances of receiving compensation are high.  However, you must also hire experienced personal injury attorneys in Macomb County.

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