Personal Injury

A personal injury accident can happen to anyone. When another person’s negligence causes you serious harm, you need a skilled personal injury attorney to litigate on your behalf.

Personal injury litigation takes many forms, but they all come down to the same basic premise: you were hurt because of someone else’s actions or negligence. At Cohen | Lerner | Rabinovitz, our skilled personal injury attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury cases. We know how to stand up to the strong-arm tactics of insurance companies to make certain your needs are met.

Auto Accidents

Perhaps the most common form of personal injury litigation comes from auto accidents. Michigan law requires every driver to maintain no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. When a person is injured in a serious car crash, that person can turn to his or her own policy to cover medical expenses, attendant care costs, and up to three years of lost wages and replacement services. In addition, in severe cases, the injured motorist is allowed to sue the at-fault driver directly for additional damages including pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, and lost wages beyond the three year no-fault limit. 

This same insurance structure applies to passengers, pedestrians, and anyone else injured by a motor vehicle. Even if the injured person is not directly covered by a no-fault insurance policy (in his or her own name or that of a resident relative) he or she may still recover benefits from the owner or driver of the vehicle, or the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan. 

To make the most of an insurance claim or third party negligence lawsuit, you need a personal injury attorney who understands insurance defense tactics and will stand up for you in litigation. At Cohen Lerner, our personal injury attorneys have been litigating against the insurance companies for years. We know their strategies, and what it takes to overcome their defenses. We work hard to ensure that all of your medical and personal needs are met after an auto accident.

Premises Liability

Not every serious injury involves a vehicle. A person can be catastrophically injured when property owners fail to maintain their premises. Negligence lawsuits arising out of premises liability can be difficult to win, particularly against government agencies or road commissions. It takes a skilled premises liability lawyer to demonstrate that the harm you suffered was a result of the property owner’s failure to take reasonable steps to make their home or business safe for guests and visitors.

Cohen Lerner personal injury attorneys know what makes a strong premises liability matter. We will review your slip and fall injury with you to determine whether you are entitled to damages. If you have a strong case, we will litigate on your behalf against property owners and commercial insurance companies to make sure you are compensated for your injuries.

Wrongful Death

The most serious personal injury accidents are fatal. When a loved one is killed because of another person’s negligence, the entire family suffers. At Cohen Lerner, we understand the economic realities of a wrongful death action. The loss of income from a wage-earning spouse or parent can put a family in dire financial straights, drastically changing a spouse or child’s way of life. e now that no monetary award will bring your loved one back to you, but we are committed to helping you and your family find a way through a difficult time financially and personally. 

Negligence Lawsuits

Some personal injury suits don’t fit neatly into any category, but the principles behind them remain the same. At Cohen Lerner, we evaluate the circumstances of each injury to determine whether it was caused by someone else’s negligence. e now how to use expert witnesses and accident reconstruction to demonstrate fault, even in less traditional negligence lawsuit. Our personal injury attorneys won’t turn you away simply because your injury is difficult to label. e will wor hard to get you the compensation you need to restore your previous lifestyle. 

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

After a serious personal injury, you need attorneys who are willing to look at the whole picture. At Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, we will evaluate all of your circumstances to uncover potential litigation strategies, insurance benefits, and negligence claims to get you the recovery you need. Contact us online or call 248.691.2200 to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney today.