Serving the Injured in Okemos & Nationwide: 517-316-1195
Personal injury claims come in many forms, from injuries that occur at home, at a friend’s house, or in a public area. The Okemos personal injury lawyers at White Law PLLC have represented clients in a wide variety of cases. We understand that managing personal injury cases can be difficult, especially when a client is facing extreme pain and rising medical costs. Let our Michigan personal injury attorneys handle your claim while you focus on your health and recovery.
We can represent a wide range of personal injury claims, including:
Our Okemos personal injury attorneys at White Law PLLC have more than 20 years of combined experience assisting clients with personal injury claims across Okemos, Ingham County, and Michigan. Our accident lawyers have handled personal injury cases against negligent individuals, large corporations, and government entities. We are not afraid to challenge insurers and deep-pocketed adversaries in order to protect our clients. Our firm can also represent you in a mass tort if you were among one of many who were affected by the same product or accident.
Workplace Injuries & Workers’ Compensation
Clients filing claims for injuries that occurred in the workplace often encounter issues when attempting to navigate the worker’s compensation process. Dealing with doctors, insurance companies, and employers can be both time-consuming and challenging.
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Our firm’s workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience filing and appealing worker’s compensation claims. We can also handle workplace accidents caused by a third party. With third-party claims, workers are typically able to recover higher compensation levels than with workers’ comp. We can assess your situation to see whether you can benefit from filing both a workers’ comp and third-party claim.
What Must I Prove in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In order to file a personal injury lawsuit in Michigan, an injured party (i.e. plaintiff) must prove the following four elements:
- Duty of care – First, you must show that the defendant had a duty of care or a legal obligation to ensure the plaintiff is safe. For instance, a driver has a legal responsibility to follow traffic laws and protect all motorists and pedestrians on the road from harm. In regard to premises liability cases, property owners have a duty of care to ensure the premises is a safe environment for guests and visitors and properly maintain it.
- Breach of duty – Second, you must prove the defendant breached their duty of care by breaking the law or failing to act in a manner a reasonable person would in the same situation. In a car accident case, texting while driving, speeding, and failing to yield are examples of such a breach.
- Causation – Third, you must show the defendant’s actions—more likely than not—led to the accident and your injuries. This burden of proof is known as the preponderance of the evidence.
- Damages – Lastly, you must prove monetary damages for the harm caused by the defendant. There are two types of damages: economic and non-economic. While the former is intended to compensate you for actual financial losses (e.g. medical expenses and lost wages), the latter compensates you for intangible injury (e.g. emotional distress or pain and suffering).
At White Law PLLC, we are committed to helping you obtain the financial compensation and justice you deserve. Our legal team can review your case for free and determine your available legal options to maximize your entitled damages.
Seeking Justice & Compensation for the Injured
Whether your personal injury claim is simple or complex, the Michigan personal injury lawyers at White Law PLLC are ready to examine your case and fight for full and fair compensation.