Detroit Car Accident Lawyer

June 22, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

From dangerous intersections to busy highways, Detroit has it all. If you suffered an injury at 11 Mile Road and I-696 or on the roundabout at 18 1/2 Mile Road, Van Dyke Avenue, and Sterling Heights, you might question what comes next. You have serious injuries which lead to daunting medical bills and a long recovery in front of you. What do you need to do next?

If you suffered injuries in a car accident in Detroit, you need a Detroit car accident lawyer to help guide you through the claim process and provide comprehensive support as you decide on your next steps and how to handle your claim.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, you will find a team of attorneys that knows the challenges you face and how to help you navigate the claim process as you decide what to do next. 

Contact us now for your free consultation. 

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA: The Detroit Car Accident Lawyer You Need

Detroit Car Accident Lawyer

When you have injuries from a Detroit car accident, you may face a considerable legal battle and a struggle to get the compensation you deserve.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have successfully helped numerous clients recover fair compensation for their injuries in a car accident.

Look at some of our past claim results and how our lawyers have helped other clients recover just compensation.

  • $3,850,000 for a semi-truck accident that caused a brain injury
  • $3,200,000 when a semi-truck accident led to a brain injury
  • $1,875,000 for a car accident with mild brain injury and a cervical fusion
  • $1,580,000 when an auto accident led to two herniated discs 
  • $1,400,000 when a motorcycle accident led to multiple severe injuries

Our past claim results cannot guarantee the results of any future claim. However, our team of experienced injury attorneys will fight aggressively to help every client maximize the compensation they can recover for their injuries.

When you contact many personal injury lawyers after a car crash, you will connect with a settlement mill: attorneys who will push their clients to simply accept a settlement offer so they can move on with the following case.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our litigation bulldogs will fight hard to help you recover just compensation, whether that means spending more time on your claim or even taking a case to court.

Fight the Big Names in Auto Insurance With Confidence

After a Detroit car accident, you may find yourself fighting some of the big names in car insurance for the compensation you deserve. Those big names, including Progressive, Allstate, and State Farm, have extensive legal teams and resources to reduce the compensation they have to pay you as much as possible.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the resources needed to level the playing field. We ensure that you have fair legal representation to help you protect your rights.

When you have serious car accident injuries, you have enough financial worries, from high medical bills to your ongoing financial concerns as you remain out of work due to your injuries.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we make legal support affordable for all our clients. We offer a free consultation that will help provide you with greater insight into your next steps and your rights, then take our clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay if we win.

Ready to get started on your Detroit car accident claim? Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) for your free consultation.

Filing a Claim After a Detroit Car Accident: The Compensation You Can Expect

After a severe accident, you may wonder how much compensation you can claim for your losses.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the challenges that can accompany a car accident, and we strive to help Detroit car accident victims maximize the compensation they can recover following those severe injuries. We start by helping you take a look at the damages you sustained so that you can calculate fair compensation.

Medical Costs

Following a Detroit car accident, you may have immense medical costs. In Michigan, you will first use your PIP insurance to cover the cost of those medical bills. However, once your medical bills exceed the protection offered by your PIP insurance, which may happen in the case of severe injuries, you have the right to file a claim for compensation from the liable driver's insurance company.

Work with our lawyers to calculate the cost of your medical bills and the coverage offered by your PIP insurance, then include any additional costs as part of a comprehensive car accident claim.

Lost Income

When you miss work because of your car accident, it can make your financial situation feel even more daunting. You may not only miss work right after the accident. You may miss more work because you must make follow-up appointments or undergo additional procedures.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we help you closely examine how much work you had to miss because of your accident and what income you lost because of it, then include those losses as part of your claim.

Pain and Suffering

Car accidents cause so much more than just financial damage. You can find yourself dealing with considerable ongoing suffering as you manage the physical pain associated with your injuries and deal with the loss of independence that often accompanies them. We aim to help our clients recover financial compensation for all their losses, even the ones that may not have a direct financial element. 

Detroit Car Accident Claims

An estimated 300,000 auto accidents occur across Michigan each year. Around 60,000-80,000 of those accidents result in injuries, while hundreds of thousands of accidents result in property damage. Nearly 1,000 fatal crashes occur in Michigan most years. 

If you suffer injuries in a Michigan car accident, you have up to three years to file a claim for the damages sustained with the other driver's insurance company. However, you should start moving forward with a claim before you near the statute of limitations. A car accident lawyer can start working on your behalf soon after the accident, maximizing the odds that you will recover fair compensation for your injuries.

Common Causes of Detroit Car Accidents

Detroit car accidents often result from driver negligence.

Drivers can commit many errors behind the wheel that raise the risk of a severe accident. 

  • Poor control in bad weather. Detroit sees an estimated 33 inches of snow per year. In snow, ice, rain, or days with poor visibility, drivers need to slow down and exercise caution to reduce the risk of an accident with injuries. 
  • Ignoring the rules of the road. Drivers who speed, ignore traffic signs and signals, or fail to yield the right of way have a greater risk of causing an accident.
  • Aggressive driving. Detroit's heavy traffic can frustrate many drivers, who may drive aggressively to reduce the wait time they have to face. However, aggressive driving also raises the risk of an accident.
  • Driving while distracted. Michigan has strict laws around cell phone use while driving, with a first offense resulting in a $100 fine. However, many drivers still choose to text and drive. Furthermore, drivers may engage in other distractions, including eating and drinking, putting on makeup, or chatting with kids.
  • Inadequate attention in construction zones. Detroit sees heavy construction on its roads each year. In construction zones, drivers need to slow down and exercise more caution. However, some drives ignore those simple precautions, raising the risk of an accident.

Fighting the Insurance Company

After a car accident in Detroit, you may end up in a devastating fight with the insurance company. However, you do not have to handle that fight alone.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we can help you navigate the challenges the insurance company throws in your way, whether you find yourself dealing with a low settlement offer from the insurance company that fails to take into account the compensation you deserve or you end up with an insurance company that staunchly denies liability for the accident. 

Detroit Car Accident FAQ

Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Detroit Car Accident?

You may have high medical costs if you visit Henry Ford Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, or DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital. In Michigan, drivers must carry PIP insurance or personal injury protection insurance.

PIP insurance offers no-fault coverage for the medical costs associated with a car accident. Based on your coverage, your PIP insurance will take care of the first percentage of your medical bills minus any deductible amounts named in your policy. Once you exceed the coverage offered by your PIP insurance, you can use your medical insurance to cover many of those costs.

If your medical bills exceed your PIP insurance, you can file a claim with the other driver's insurance company to get compensation for those increasing bills.

When Do I Need a Lawyer After a Michigan Car Accident?

You may need a lawyer whenever you suffer injuries in a car accident. Many people, however, try to handle car accident claims alone, which may leave them struggling to get fair compensation for their losses.

You may note several signs that you need a Michigan car accident lawyer to help with your Detroit car accident.

  • The insurance company denies liability for the accident.
  • You have difficulty contacting the insurance company or getting it to call you back after an accident.
  • You have a low settlement offer from the insurance company that ignores the full extent of the damages you sustained in the accident.
  • You have any questions about your right to compensation following an accident.

Do not put off getting in touch with a car accident lawyer. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner a lawyer can help you with your claim.

I Did Not Realize I Needed Medical Care Immediately After My Detroit Accident. Can I Still File a Claim?

Putting off needed medical care after a car accident can make it harder to prove precisely when your injuries took place, slowing down the claim process. However, that does not mean you cannot seek compensation for your injuries.

Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, after you suffer injuries in your accident. You can file a claim for PIP coverage up to a year after the accident and a claim for compensation from the other driver's insurance company for up to three years after the crash.

Contact Our Detroit Car Accident Lawyers Today

Matthew A. Dolman, Attorney
Matthew Dolman, Detroit Car Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries in a Detroit car accident, do not try to handle your claim alone. Instead, let Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, fight on your behalf. Contact us at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) or fill out our online contact form to get started on your claim.

The Dolman Law Group works with local counsel in any jurisdiction outside Florida for the purpose of filing lawsuits in jurisdictions wherein we are not licensed. Thus, we will follow each State's ethical rules to ensure a local attorney is involved.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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