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Facts About Traffic Accidents

June 29, 2021

An auto, truck, or motorcycle accident can be a life-changing event. For many accident victims, the accident is only the beginning of the obstacles ahead. At Ratton Law Group PC, we recognize that an injury from an accident affects the entire family.

Choosing the best attorney for your case after an accident is the most important decision. That decision should be made after a meeting with the potential attorney. Do not make the decision based on flashy commercials. Interview the potential attorney as if the success of your case depends on it — because it does. It can be the difference between winning a trial, obtaining a great settlement, or receiving no compensation at all.

Accident cases involve injury. At Ratton Law Group PC, the principal attorneys have a strong medical background including degrees in nursing. This medical knowledge is paramount in maximizing the value of your case. We know that an accident can change your life in an instant. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, we know that understanding your rights following the accident can be confusing. Our founding attorney has been committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims for over 28 years.

Common Auto Accident Cases

If you have been injured in an accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian — we can help. We are trial-experienced and willing to go the distance for what our clients deserve.

There are two potential cases that typically arise out of every auto accident:

1. Third-party or pain and suffering claim. Under Michigan law, you can sue the person responsible for the accident and your injury. This is often referred to as a pain and suffering claim. The value of the case is based on the nature and extent of the injury and its impact on your life.

2. PIP or no-fault cases. A no-fault insurance policy provides certain benefits. Personal injury protection insurance pays for up to 85 percent of the lost wages you would have earned if not for your accident, household replacement services for assistance with household chores, and payment of reasonable and related medical bills for injuries sustained in the auto accident.

It is important that you discuss your case with an attorney before speaking with the insurance company. Many insurance companies will attempt to negotiate a quick settlement depriving you of applicable benefits or fair compensation. To protect your legal rights, you need an experienced firm with medical knowledge to correctly assess the value of your injury claims. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge legal fees unless we successfully resolve your case.

Get Legal Help After an
Accident on the Road

To learn more about how Ratton Law Group PC can help you respond to an injury caused by someone else’s negligence or malice, call us at 313-825-6601, or contact us online and schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys. From our office in Royal Oak, we serve clients throughout the Detroit metro area and elsewhere in Michigan.