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Personal Injury

PERSONAL INJURY

Accidental, personal injury can unexpectedly occur at any time. Serious personal injury or the death of a loved one is a shattering and traumatic experience. We can help and are both sensitive to your needs and experienced at obtaining the optimum results under the circumstances

It is important to act quickly and decisively to protect your legal rights. One of the first important concerns is to preserve perishable evidence. This can mean measurements and photographs of such things as skid marks, debris field, damage to vehicles or to preserve the condition of a product. It also means photographing and/or taking videos of injuries and changes that the injuries cause. It may also be important to get written or recorded witness statements when memories are fresh.

 

Your recovery of wage loss, future earnings, and medical expenses and related costs may also depend on obtaining effective and experienced legal representation.

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HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Hiring a personal injury attorney is an important decision and needs to include asking people you trust about who is the best attorney for your case.  A lot of the advertising in this area is misleading.  TV attorneys claiming that they are family, a majority of the time, actually sign up clients and refer the case to other attorneys to get a referral fee. 

 

At Sawyer Law Offices, when we take your case, we keep it and provide personal service and effective legal representation. We don’t get paid unless there is a recovery for you.  No recovery, no attorney’s fees.  

 

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS AND MICHIGAN'S NO-FAULT LAW

In Michigan automobile accidents your accident-related medical bills are paid by your own insurance company under Michigan’s No-Fault Law. 

 

Your own insurance company is generally referred to as the “first party carrier.”  Your automobile insurance company is also responsible for paying accident-related wage loss at a rate of 85% of your gross wage, up to three (3) years after the accident.  

They are also responsible to reimburse you for mileage expenses to and from care providers and for replacement services, up to $20 a day for someone to do things that you cannot do as a result of your accident-related injuries.   

 

Michigan’s new (July 2020) Automobile No-Fault law offers several options to consumers.  See New No-Fault Insurance Options.  

Wage loss and loss of service benefits are compensable for up to three (3) years from the date of accident. 

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NOTICE TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
  

When an accident and accident-related claims occur, you have one (1) year within which to put your No-Fault insurance carrier on written notice.  Then you must submit claims per a no-fault claims form and release(s), and importantly, you can only recover 1-year back from the reimbursement sought.  This is generally referred to as the “One Year Back Rule.” A much stricter (shorter) notice requirement may apply in seeking uninsured or underinsured coverage under your policy. 

 

Automobile insurance policies are basically a contract between you and the insurance company, so you have to refer to the policy itself to determine the exact terms, requirements regarding notice, etc.

EXPERIENCED GRAND RAPIDS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

As an attorney, Keary Sawyer and Sawyer Law Offices.com, PC have obtained million dollar and nationally published verdicts and record settlements in the personal injury area. These results include automobile, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, premises liability, product liability, slip/fall personal injury cases, just to name a few.

One of the key factors that makes Sawyer Law Offices.com, PC extraordinarily successful in the personal injury cases is having the right, top flight experts in such areas as accident reconstruction, engineering, toxicology, psychology, biomechanics, medicine, investigation, etc. We don’t hesitate to bring in the best, nationally renowned experts when needed.

We have achieved success on behalf of our clients in serious personal injury related cases including the following:

  • Wrongful Death / Paralysis / Quadriplegia

  • Serious Personal Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Automobile Accidents

  • Boating Accidents

  • Injury Caused by Dangerous Products (Product Liability)

  • Premises Liability and Slip/Fall

  • Trucking, Motorcycle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

  • No-Fault Automobile and Other Insurance Claims

  • Construction Accidents

  • Negligence Causing Serious Injury

  • Social Security Disability

  • Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Claims

  • Dramshop Cases ( Over Serving by Liquor Providers )

Sawyer Law Offices.com, PC accepts representation of personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means if there is no recovery on behalf of the client then there will be no attorney’s fees owed.  No Recovery / No Attorneys Fees.

 

Few lawyers have successfully handled million dollar cases…We have!

Call Today For a Free Consultation

If you are in need of an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact Sawyer Law Offices at (616) 451-8478 or (866)SAWYER-6 to request a consultation today. We are here to help.

 

When you need a good lawyer, call Sawyer.