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Personal Injury Attorneys

New Litigation

Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent property owner? The Michigan Supreme Court has recently overturned the state’s “open and obvious” litigation, allowing the outcome of premise liability cases to be decided by a jury. 

For more information on this ruling and a breakdown on Michigan’s comparative negligence law, read our blog post:

Compensation for Clients Nationwide

Whether you've been injured in a car accident, by medical malpractice, an act of negligence, or a work-related incident, the consequences can be dire. Perhaps a loved one has been injured or even died in such an incident.

At the Oliver Bell Group, we are committed to helping clients who are dealing with disabilities, physical pain, medical expenses, lost income, and the other consequences of a serious injury. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Troy are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need to move on.

Contact us online or call today to get started with a free consultation.

File Your Claim as Soon as Possible

According to Michigan Compiled Laws section 600.5805, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is three years. This means unless you file your claim within three years from the date of your injury you will lose your right to recover compensation. While Michigan does recognize some exceptions to the statute of limitations in some cases, it’s best to file your personal injury claim as soon as possible. Have questions about the statute of limitations? Call our firm today to speak to an attorney.

Damages Available in a Personal Injury Case

Generally speaking, there are three types of compensation available to car accident victims, economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Both economic and non-economic damages seek to compensate the injured party for different losses. Together they are referred to as compensatory damages. The goal is that between economic and non-economic damages the injured party is compensated for all their losses. Examples of compensatory damages include:

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental anguish

  • Medical Expenses

  • The inability to work

Punitive damage differs from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party rather than compensate the injured party. Because punitive damages can be severe, they are not often awarded and usually are reserved for cases where the negligent party knew their actions would most likely cause harm but did them anyway.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?

A member of our legal team can walk you through the entire process of filing a personal injury claim, and unlike insurance companies, they are true advocates on your behalf. Insurance companies are usually looking out for their company’s bottom line first and foremost, not your best interest. Additionally, many people find that their injuries turn out to be more severe days or weeks after they sustained them. If you accept an insurance settlement offer before you know how serious your injuries are, you may find your settlement no longer covers all your expenses. An attorney from our firm can fight to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation!

Personal Injury Settlements

While you may be going through the hardest time of your life, you can take a step toward a brighter future. You may be entitled to compensation to help you cope with the impact of the injury or loss. With effective representation, you can get what you are owed and begin the process of moving on. Every injury is unique, but the laws and circumstances surrounding them fall into a few broad categories.

Some of The Cases We Litigate Include:

Auto accidents: A single-car accident is enough to change someone’s life forever. If you have suffered injuries in an accident, learn more about car accident law and how our team of attorneys can help you by reading our auto accidents page.

Dog bites: Dog owners are responsible for their animals, and if they behave aggressively, they should be held accountable for the damage their pet has caused. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, don’t hesitate to contact our firm for help right away!

Medical malpractice: When we put our trust in medical professions, we expect to be well taken care of, if this doesn’t happen you can hold the negligent party responsible for the injury they caused. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, our firm is ready to help you. Call us today!

Work accidents: Being injured at work can be an extremely stressful experience. Not only are you recovering with medical bills piling up, but often injury victims are not able to return to work. If you have suffered from an injury sustained at work, call us today to get started on your case.

Premises liability: Landowners are responsible for ensuring the safety of the people who visit their property, this includes retail and grocery stores. If you have been injured on someone else’s property you may be entitled to recover compensation. Learn more about premises liability law today

Defective vehicles / products: When we buy a product we expect it to be safe to use, if this is not the case, the product manufacturer may be held liable for the damage their product caused. Learn more about product liability and how our team of attorneys can help you today!

Pedestrian accident: Pedestrians may have the right of way by law but this doesn’t mean that motorists are always looking out for them as they should. If you have injured by a negligent driver, you have rights! Learn more about your options on our pedestrian accident page today.

Mass torts: A mass tort is a case involving many people injured by the same entity, dangerous drugs, or defective medical devices. Unlike a class action case, mass tort cases are entitled to their own trial. Learn more on our page today.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, as personal injury law covers nearly any source of injury. If you don't see your accident here, contact us to explain what happened, and we may be able to help.

Whether you were injured at work, on the road, at a medical facility, or on someone else's property, you shouldn't be left to deal with the consequences alone. A personal injury lawyer at Oliver Bell will be your advocate, fighting for the compensation you need to move on after the injury. We are highly skilled at negotiating favorable settlements. Of course, if the insurance company is unwilling to work out a fair deal, we can file a lawsuit and argue your case before a judge and jury.

Call or send us a message for a free consultation with the Oliver Bell Group legal team, representing cases nationwide.

Can Your Insurance Affect Claims? 

Your health insurance provider can potentially insert a lien, also known as claim to assets, in your original contract, allowing them to take a piece of the awarded settlement compensation. However, it is our job to clean and negotiate leans down. At the Oliver Bell Group we factor in liens before negotiating a settlement on your behalf or advising you to accept a settlement. 

Personal Injury FAQ's

Q: Are you retainers refundable?


A: Generally yes, depending on the type of case.


Q: Have you had success in getting individuals removed from the Sex Offender Registry?


A: Yes, we have had success in getting registrants obligations to register lifted in several counties throughout the State of Michigan.


Q: Do you handle expungements?


A: Yes, we have had success getting client’s records expunged in multiple District/Circuit Courts throughout the State of Michigan.


Q: If I live in another state, but was convicted of a registrable offense here in Michigan and have served my 25 years, how do I go about getting my registration requirements removed in the state I currently reside in?


A: There’s several ways this question can be answered, but it presents a conflict of laws issue in some instances that may require an experienced attorney to gather the proper information to determine how an Order from a Michigan Court would affect your registration requirements. Give our office a call to discuss further.

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