In life accidents happen whether we are at fault for causing them or not. It is of the utmost importance to always be prepared for the worse case scenario. When an injury is caused due to a situation that you could not control, you should want your medical bills (and compensation from work) paid for appropriately.
The state of Michigan has a law that states the time length of how long an individual has to file an injury lawsuit. When it comes to filing for an injury lawsuit in Michigan, here are a few important details that you need to know.
Filing a claim against a state government agency
In Michigan, all residents (or injuries that occur in the state) have a statute of limitations on filing an injury lawsuit. When you want to file a lawsuit against a state government agency you have up to six months (120 days) to file a formal claim. These claims can stem from injuries that occur due to defective highways and/or local street pavements.
To file a lawsuit, you (or your loved one) have a total of two years to file a lawsuit. With this amount of time, the individual that is filing the claim can acquire the time to not only receive proper documentation, but recover appropriately as well.
Michigan’s Comparative Negligence Rule
When you are looking to hold another person or company accountable for your injuries, you may run into them saying you are to blame. Under Michigan’s Comparative Negligence Rule, if the injured person is either 50% or more responsible for their injury, damages (financial compensation) can be eliminated partially or completely.
Information that you should have on hand
Filling for an injury lawsuit can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. As the injured person, you want to make sure that you have all of your medical records available. Without concrete evidence, your lawsuit can be thrown out or overturned (not in your favor). This applies to any and all injuries including car accidents, work related injuries, injuries sustained at a place of business, and dog bites/attacks.