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Top-Rated Auto Accident Attorneys in Southeastern Michigan

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Auto Accidents

Here at Rothstein Law Group, we have built a reputation for fighting for car accident victims' rights. We have earned recognition due to our dedicated, yet compassionate representation, earning over 40 years of practice in protecting our injured client's rights.
It is because we know how particularly devastating car accidents can be—not just on a person's health, put on their finances—that we fight aggressively and incisively on behalf of our clients.
In the metro Detroit area, driver negligence is one of the major causes of car accidents. Whether the driver was texting while driving, or speeding, it is not difficult for a crash to cause severe, if not life-threatening injuries for those involved. Many accidents occur each year, and we have represented many individuals who have suffered injuries from auto accidents.

What Are Common Types of Car Accident Injuries?

A car wreck can be a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. It can also be costly and time-consuming, resulting in numerous bills for car repair, medical treatment, and related costs. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Our injury attorneys have represented clients who suffered the following types of injuries:
  • Lacerations, fractures, and burns
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neck injury
  • Leg, knee and foot injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Arm, shoulder and hand injuries
  • Psychological trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder
Any of these injuries can occur in a car accident and, depending on their severity, may require long hospital stays and intensive medical care, which can lead to the additional stress of lost wages. Additionally, factors like an accident involving multiple car or uninsured motorists can make matters complex and cloud the assignment of accountability. That's why having a proven car accident attorney on your side that understands these hardships and complications is key to navigating a successful claim.

What Compensation Can I Get After a Car Crash

If you are left with serious injuries that prevent you from returning to work or that require extensive medical treatment, then you will need to hold the other person accountable for his or her negligent driving and actions. If you are involved in a car crash with a negligent driver, it is important that you hire a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
An experienced attorney will be able to explain your rights and may be able to obtain financial compensation for:
  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ongoing care
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of a spouse
  • Lost wages
  • Instances of pain and suffering

What’s My Case Worth?

This may be the most common question that we are asked by our clients, which is only natural. After all, the economic impact of a serious accident can be staggering, so you have good reason to wonder how much you could receive if your case is successful. No attorney can legitimately guarantee any result in your case, but there are certain guidelines that we can use to estimate how much your case is worth in a particular settlement or jury verdict. Each type of case can provide for different kinds of recovery.
Under state law, a personal injury or wrongful death claim can include full compensation for your economic losses, such as your expenses for emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitative care, and even equipment and prostheses. Under other cases you can also claim compensation to offset the income you lose during your recovery and your reduced future earning power. Your claim can even include monetary damages for the pain, suffering, and emotional distress you have been forced to experience. We know what kind of cases allow for what kind of recoveries. We have the knowledge, experience, and skill to obtain the level of compensation that you deserve. We want to help you claim enough compensation to return you as nearly as possible to your pre-accident condition.
Contact us today to begin the process! We will fight hard for you!
Let Us Deal With the Insurance Companies
You and your family should not have to suffer damages due to such carelessness; however, you will have to negotiate with the negligent individual's insurance company to receive your compensation. Insurance adjusters are trained professionals who know how to save their insurance companies money at your expense. They know every trick in the book that will help them lessen the amount of compensation they owe you. Hiring a skilled attorney will give you an advantage since your lawyer will know how to negotiate with the adjuster to get you what you deserve.

Insurance Company Myths

Don't Depend on the Insurance Company
One of the most important reasons to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident is that you need to understand your rights and how much your case may be worth. In the days or weeks following the accident, you may be contacted by someone from the insurance company — an adjuster or a claims representative — who will want to ask you questions about the accident and discuss settling your accident claim. This person may be very friendly and may seem to be concerned with helping you, but there is one thing you must remember: The insurance company does not want to pay you the full amount that you deserve. In fact, it wants to avoid paying you anything more than absolutely necessary and will use any available excuse to minimize or deny your claim. Don't take any chances with your case by settling with the insurance company on your own. Contact us now so that we can advise you of your legal options and start working on a strategy for your case. Call us now so we can serve you with the highest quality of legal representation.
Don't Settle With Insurance Companies Without Experienced Representation and for Less Than You Deserve
Frequently, in the wake of a CAR ACCIDENT or other type of accident, the injured party will be contacted by an employee from the insurance company. The claims representative will be very friendly and may even express concern for the injured person's well-being. He or she will typically offer assurances that the insurance company will help handle the situation and settle the case with a minimum of delay. All too often what the accident victim fails to realize is that, for all this display of care and concern, the insurance company representative is not actually on the victim's side.
Insurance companies don't have an auto accident victim's best interest at heart. Remember, insurance companies don't make a profit by paying out money on accident claims; they make money by paying as little as possible to settle a claim. If you have been injured and are being offered money by an insurance company, then you have nothing to lose by simply calling our personal injury attorneys for a free case evaluation to determine whether the offer is legitimate, fair and reasonable under the circumstances.
Let Us Fight for You
Level the playing field by hiring ONE OF METRO DETROIT'S FINEST personal injury LAW FIRMS. Individuals who retain legal representation commonly succeed obtaining a significantly larger settlement than those who represent themselves, and when you have an attorney on your side, you have the backup option of going to trial if the insurer refuses to pay you a fair amount. With us working on the case, you will not have to worry about gathering evidence, negotiating with the insurance company, and proving your claim, but will instead be able to focus on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back in order. Contact Rothstein Law Group, PLC now to get started!
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car wreck, you need to contact Rothstein Law Group as soon as possible. An experienced car accident lawyer in our office can help you determine if you need legal assistance, as well as help you understand your rights and options. You will not pay anything until we recover compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Did a Driver Cause Your Motorcycle Accident?
When people drive past the scene of a motorcycle accident, they commonly assume that it was the result of reckless or dangerous driving on the part of the motorcyclist. While this is sometimes the case, it is far from always true. In fact, research studies, such as the Hurt Report published in 1981, have demonstrated that automobile drivers are at fault in a majority — as many as two out of three — of motorcycle accidents. Whether the driver directly strikes the motorcycle, runs the rider off the road, or causes the rider to be thrown from the bike, the consequences for the rider can be disastrous.
There are some motorcyclists who take risks by riding recklessly, but most of them ride defensively, taking considerable precautions to avoid being involved in an accident. Even the most safety-conscious rider has very little protection in the event of a crash. Whereas car drivers have seat belts, airbags, and a steel chassis to keep them safe, a motorcycle rider as little more than a helmet or safety clothing — if that. Riders will typically go out of their may to avoid a collision, but the same cannot be said of all drivers. If a driver fails to check blind spots or to look before changing lanes or turning, then a rider may be struck and catastrophically injured or killed.
Compensation for Motorcycle Injuries
Motorcycle crashes can have life-changing consequences for the rider. Injuries such as severe road rash, bone breaks, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury may never fully heal and may even leave the rider with a permanent disability. Whether you want to pursue damages in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, a motorcycle accident attorney from Rothstein Law Group, PLC is ready to meet with you to review your legal options. We have been helping clients claim their compensation for their injuries since 1973 and know how to get the results you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation to get started on your case!
Injured motorcyclists need someone who is experienced in these types of auto accident cases in order to deal with the insurance companies while they focus on recovering from their injuries.
Getting a motorcycle injury attorney involved can be extremely beneficial for victims, as a lawyer can help with the following:
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Understanding medical treatments and prognosis
  • Getting the damaged motorcycle repaired or replaced
  • Documenting lost wages due to time off of work
  • Obtaining full compensation for losses
Do Not Settle Your Claim Without Talking to an Attorney First
Sometimes medical treatment isn't required immediately after the wreck. Depending on the injuries sustained, medical care for injured motorcyclists could be life-long. Injured motorcycle operators and passengers should talk with an experienced injury lawyer to make sure their interests are being protected and that they aren't collecting too low of a settlement from the insurance company.
Attorneys who work with personal injury cases understand that insurance companies try to get away with paying accident victims the lowest compensation possible. This is why insurers rush to offer settlements, and this is why it is critical to hold off accepting an offer until you know your full prognosis.
Having an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side will eliminate the question of whether you are settling too early. Additionally, a qualified lawyer can provide you with the assurance that they are doing everything possible to recover the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Compensation Could Include Financial Help for Past and Future:
  • Medical expenses
  • Surgeries
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of income
Our legal team has recovered millions in compensation for accident victims throughout the Detroit area. Let our compassionate and experienced injury attorneys get the justice you deserve. It is our goal to help innocent victims of negligence, and we will fight for the compensation that you and your family need as you work towards a full recovery.

Truck Accidents

Holding Negligent Truckers Responsible
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of an automobile assumes a major responsibility to avoid causing accidents, and this is particularly true in the case of commercial truck drivers. Truckers receive special training before they can receive a commercial driver's license, as they have to be able to demonstrate extra skill in handling their enormous vehicles. A fully loaded semi-truck can legally weigh as much as 80,000 pounds — up to forty times more than a normal passenger vehicle — and is therefore far more capable of causing devastating damage in a collision. If the trucker or the driver's employer caused your accident through some type of negligence, then you should be entitled to claim monetary damages in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Contact a Rothstein Truck Accident Lawyer
As soon as we accept a case involving a trucking accident, our team of professionals goes to work in gathering the evidence to prove our client's claim for damages. We look for evidence that will serve to demonstrate that the trucker is responsible for causing the accident or that the trucking company is legally liable. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates hours of service (HOS) to ensure that truckers do not stay on the road too long before stopping to rest. If the driver violated the HOS regulations, then this may serve as evidence of negligence. Similarly, if the trucking company failed to perform routine inspections and maintenance on the truck, then this could be grounds to hold them responsible. Take action now by contacting Rothstein Law Group, PLC so that we can begin working on your case.
I've Been Injured in a Truck Accident, What Do I Do Now?
Because deadly truck crashes occur every day, the trucker's insurance adjusters and attorneys know how to handle these cases to their own benefit. They will probably offer you a tempting settlement. They may seem charismatic, charming and helpful, and will probably ask you for a recorded statement or your signature on a few forms.
Whatever you do, do not give any statements and do not sign paperwork before consulting with an attorney at the Rothstein Law Group.
Hiring a trucking accident attorney is essential for obtaining a favorable outcome. Without having the proper legal representation, you can get stuck settling for a claim that is much less than you truly deserve.
If you chose to retain the legal services of the Rothstein Law Group, you will work with an attorney who does the following:
  • Acts quickly
  • Responds to catastrophic truck crashes 24 hours a day
  • Preserves the evidence of the accident scene
  • Performs a full investigation into your case
For those who have been injured or lost loved ones due to a truck accident, allow our compassionate team to handle the logistics of your claim so that you can focus on your family.

Pedestrian

Information About Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Metro Detroit area and throughout the entire state of Michigan. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Pedestrian Crash Report ranks this state as being third across the country for the number of fatal pedestrian accidents, with 8.7% of all pedestrian deaths in the nation. Locally, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents is on the rise. According to statistics provided by the local Police Department, pedestrians accounted for 20% of all traffic fatalities in 2010, but this number increased to 41% in 2011.
Did the Driver Cause Your Pedestrian Accident?
When a car strikes a pedestrian, the consequences of the accident can be devastating for the victim. Whereas automobile drivers have the protection of seat belts, air bags, and thousands of pounds of steel, pedestrians are exposed to the full force and impact of the accident. Knowing how much they stand to lose in the event of a crash, pedestrians will typically exhibit great caution to avoid being involved in an accident; however, the same cannot be said of all drivers. Drivers frequently cause accidents by failing to check blind spots before turning or backing out of a parking spot. When it can be proven that the driver is at fault, the pedestrian has a right to demand financial compensation for the accident.
Speak With an Attorney Today
Contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. We can help you pursue compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim and will stand by you throughout the entire process of your pedestrian injury case. Our firm consisting of accident attorneys take pride in holding drivers accountable for hitting pedestrians, particularly in light of the fact that many of the victims of such accidents are children and elderly people. Let us put our skill and experience to work in claiming the compensation you deserve!

Slip and Fall Accidents

The most common type of premises liability cases involve slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. When a property owner does not properly care for and maintain his or her property, the situation can result in a tragic slip and fall or trip and fall accident. We can help!
Common Slip/Trip and Fall Causes
Cases of slip/trip and fall accidents also include tripping and falling due to a hazardous circumstance that could have been avoided with proper maintenance. In order to win a premises liability case of this sort, liability will have to be effectively proven.
Many common causes include:
  • Wet floors
  • Uneven walkways
  • Unmarked spills
  • Poor lighting
  • Defective stairs
  • Defective equipment
  • Defective building construction
  • Protrusions and cracks on sidewalks
If there is a spill or other dangerous situation on the premises, it must be properly marked by a sign or other warning. If this is not the case and an injury is caused then substantial compensation for the injury could be yours. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, or a trip and fall, our firm will aggressively pursue your claim and assist you throughout the legal process.
Determining Liability and Filing a Claim
We will use our skills and experience to help determine liability. We employ investigators working for our team who work hard to discover and obtain the evidence. You may be facing a substantial amount of medical bills or other hardships that you deserve compensation for, and an attorney from our firm can help you receive that which you deserve. It is important to work with an attorney who is experienced and understands your situation and can help you through the process of rebuilding your life. We are committed to helping you get back on your feet and building a healthy future, so contact our firm today!

Dog Bites

If you need legal assistance for a dog bite, we know what effective measures to take when dealing with negligent dog owners. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our firm will hold the individual liable for you or your child's injuries after a dog attack. We have the resources and staff to get the job done. Through a free consultation, our lawyers can help you. We can navigate your situation and provide the legal guidance you deserve. Contact us at your earliest convenience for assistance with your dog bite claim.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a family member to a fatal accident, then your own life has most likely been thrown into disarray. Not only do you have to cope with the emotional pain of your tragic loss, but you also have to find a way to handle the enormous economic impact of the accident. Fortunately, state law provides you with recourse to seek financial compensation to help you offset this burden.
Economic Damages
These are any and all pecuniary losses that you have suffered in connection with the accident. This can include your expenses for medical treatment of the condition that led to death, as well as your costs for the funeral and burial of your loved one. You can additionally claim compensation for the financial contributions your family has lost in the form of income that you could have expected to receive in the future from the decedent.
Non-Economic Damages
This category is generally subjective and is intended to compensate you for pain, suffering, mental pain, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of companionship and society. There is no objective guideline for calculating non-economic damages, but the figure should be large enough to provide fair compensation.
FIGHTING FOR YOUR WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
As caring personal injury attorneys, we have been fighting for accident victims since 1973, and we have a proven track record of success in helping our clients claim compensation. Whether you have lost a loved one in a catastrophic car accident due to a motor vehicle accident, explosion, nursing neglect, medical malpractice or any other negligent act, we want to help you receive an insurance settlement or jury verdict large enough that you are not forced to shoulder the financial burden of the accident. This no doubt will be an incredibly difficult experience for you and your family, but it is not one that you have to face alone. Call today and schedule a free consultation!