Personal Injury Trial Attorneys
Car Crash Attorneys In Traverse City, Michigan
Ringsmuth Wuori PLLC is dedicated to helping seriously injured people rebuild their lives and rehabilitate families. Collectively, we have decades of experience handling almost every type of injury or death case. We believe in our clients; we believe in the claims we bring on their behalf. We investigate what happened and why, and explain what can be done legally to right a wrong.
We have been involved in many cases around the Country ranging from throughout Michigan to Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey and North Carolina. We have handled cases that cover a tremendous range, including: car crashes, brain injury, burn injury, catastrophic injury, dangerous workplace, elderly abuse in nursing homes, motorcycle crashes, premises liability, semi-truck crashes, spinal cord Injuries, sexual harassment, whistleblower claims, wrongful death, chemical hazard, dog bites, explosions and fires, airplane and bus crashes, and ski/snowboard injuries.
Each case is different, each client unique. We value the individual needs of each client and strive to obtain their needs and goals within the legal system so that out of tragic circumstances, some peace of mind can be obtained.
Our entire staff is committed to helping injured and wronged individuals obtain the compensation and justice to which they are entitled under law. We are here to help.
Car Crash Cases
Michigan’s No Fault law has become increasingly difficult for injured people during recent years, due to the automobile insurance industry’s lobbying. You must remember that the insurance company is not there to help you most of the time. The company is trying to save money, often by getting you to give up many of your rights unknowingly.
Because insurance companies have become very aggressive in denying victims’ claims, we strongly recommend you make no statements to insurance adjusters about the crash or your injuries until you have spoken with a personal injury attorney. You should also check to see if you have what is called “un/underinsured motorist coverage.” This may help you in your right to recover fair compensation, and it would be found in your own insurance coverage paperwork.
There are two important types of claims: First-party claims involve claims usually under your own insurance policy for medical bills, wage loss, and services. Third-party claims involve claims against a driver who caused the victim’s injuries. We have taken many, many car crash cases to trial, and obtained verdicts as well as settlements. The No Fault Act citation is MCL 500.3101 et seq. The statute of limitations for filing a claim for medical bills/wage/services/property is generally 1 year; the statute of limitations for filing a claim for automobile negligence against the person causing the crash is generally 3 years, although there are some exceptions.
Do not let an insurance company representative convince you to wait for negotiations to be completed, because the courts have held that a suit may expire regardless of what the insurance adjuster tells you.
* These automobile injury cases are chosen from many more, to illustrate some of the variety of the issues we have dealt with.