Livingston Law Offices specializes in personal injury claims. For over 30 years the citizens of Livingston County have requested our advice regarding the analysis, presentation, litigation, settlement and trial of personal injury actions. No other law firm in Livingston County can match our experience and success in personal injury work.
What follows below is an explanation of specific topics and areas of personal injury law. Each is unique in its own way with separate evidentiary and legal requirements.
Personal injury attorneys represent client who deserve compensation for a wide variety of wrongs. Claims are made in civil trial courts and the purpose is not only to recover compensation for injury but also accident prevention results from the review of unsafe and dangerous practices in the community at large or in the more narrow business community.
Therefore, the attorney and the claimant review standards of conduct generally imposed upon the community, whether by a statute or case law developed by appellate courts. The claimant must show that the person that caused him or her harm violated a standard or rule of safety and that this violation caused injury.
An intricate list of defenses and immunities can be raised by the person who is the subject of a claim and these concerns must be analyzed.
Evidence of the laws and reliability of witnesses also must be evaluated. Michigan follows specific court rules regarding evidence and a large body ofease law that interprets and applies these rules.
Finally, the damages element must be reviewed carefully because ultimately the claimant seeks money from the defendant.
Personal injury claims fall into numerous categories:
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress
- Malicious prosecution
- False arrest
- Liable and slander
- Invasion of privacy
- Conversion of property
- Motor vehicle negligence
- Claims regarding the sale of alcohol to intoxicated individuals (Drarn Shop action)
- Marital malpractice
- Legal malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Slip and fall
- Construction site accidents
- Wrongful death claims
- Environmental claims
Each area has its individual requirements for duties and standards of care, violation of duties, causation and damages.
Each claim must be considered for statute of limitations regarding when a claim will not be allowed because too much time has passed.