Traffic accidents are common. In 2018, there were 312,798 vehicle crashes in Michigan, with 75,838 of those resulting in injuries. While you’re recovering from a vehicle accident, the filing claims process can take a significant toll on your health.
That’s why you should seek legal advice following any motor vehicle collision. Personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., have extensive knowledge of no-fault insurance and auto accident claims. We can help you navigate the legal process after your accident in Redford, Michigan.
Your attorney can help you file claims with your insurance company after the accident and oversee the exchange to minimize delays and maximize payout. In Michigan, no-fault insurance coverage is mandatory for all regular drivers. This type of insurance will cover medical bills and damages of the insured person regardless of whether they caused the accident.
However, changes to the policy that took effect in July 2020 mean drivers can now select one of six tiers of no-fault insurance. As a result, some individuals have a cap on the benefits they will receive. If you are seriously injured in an accident and cannot work, ask your lawyer about applying for the social security disability benefit in Michigan.
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), your doctor must expect your condition to last at least 12 months. You must also prove that you are permanently disabled and unable to return to work in a standard capacity. If you are over 65, you might qualify for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), which doesn’t have a work requirement.
Our law firm handles injury cases that include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and boating accidents. Under Michigan law, you have three years from the accident date to file claims for property damage or personal injury. It’s best to contact a lawyer to start the paperwork as quickly as possible to meet this time limit.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., proudly serve Redford, MI, in practice areas including auto accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace injuries. Our esteemed law office can also support your family through a wrongful death lawsuit if you’ve lost a loved one through tragic circumstances.
Senior partner Eileen Kroll has been with Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., since 2013 and has three decades of experience practicing law. Before graduating with her Juris Doctor in 1990, she was a registered nurse. Her medical expertise enhances the wealth of legal knowledge she brings to all her client cases.
Contact us today at 866-MICH-LAW for a confidential, free consultation.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
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Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.