Personal Injury

Why Choose a Personal Injury Attorney at Oliver Law Group?

Get the compensation you deserve - so you can start the process of moving on

Whether you've been injured in an auto accident, by medical malpractice, an act of negligence or a work-related incident, the consequences can be dire. Perhaps a loved one has been injured or even died in such an incident.

While you may be going through the hardest time of your life, you can take a step toward a brighter future. You may be entitled to compensation to help you cope with the impact of the injury or loss, and with effective representation, you can get what you are owed and begin the process of moving on.

At the Oliver Law Group, P.C., we are committed to helping clients who are dealing with disabilities, physical pain, medical expenses, lost income and other consequences of a serious injury. Attorney Matt Barsenas is an experienced personal injury litigator and wrongful death lawyer dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need to move on.

Every injury is unique, but the laws and circumstances surrounding them fall into a few broad categories. Some of the cases we litigate include:

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, as personal injury law covers nearly any source of injury. If you don't see your accident here, contact us to explain what happened, and we may be able to help. Visit our personal injury FAQ page to learn more about how we handle these cases.

Whether you were injured at work, on the road, at a medical facility or on someone else's property, you shouldn't be left to deal with the consequences alone. A personal injury lawyer at the Oliver Law Group will be your advocate, fighting for the compensation you need to move on after the injury. Give us a call at (800) 939-7878 to schedule your free consultation. We are highly skilled at negotiating favorable settlements. But if the insurance company is unwilling to work out a fair deal, we will file a lawsuit and argue your case before a judge and jury. But our law firm only takes such steps after discussing the pros and cons with the client. Your needs come first here.

Attorney Matt Barsenas
Troy, Michigan Personal Injury Attorney
1647 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084

Auto Accidents

After any type of crash, people assume that insurance will take care of all the costs, but when uninsured or underinsured drivers, hit and run accidents, work-related accidents and fatigued, distracted or drunk driving enter the picture, that's not necessarily the case. Moreover, the hidden costs of a car accident, such as long-term medical bills, career consequences, pain and suffering and other damages can far outstrip what insurance is prepared to pay.

Experienced attorneys at Oliver Law Group can examine all of the circumstances surrounding your accident and stand up to the insurance company to make sure everything you need is covered. While there's no way to undo the pain and injury that come with being involved in an accident, we can help you take that first step toward moving forward.

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Dog Bites

As a rule, the laws regarding liability for dog bites in Michigan are fairly clear-cut. The owner of the dog is strictly liable for unprovoked bites to a human being. The only exception comes if the victim was trespassing or intending to do something unlawful on the owner's property. Still, to get the compensation you deserve, you will need our help. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf. Generally, the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy will compensate victims injured by bites.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the legal term for careless or negligent behavior on the part of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional that results in an injury, including both action and inaction. Some common cases of medical malpractice include:

  • Negligent prenatal care
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Medication and anesthesia errors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Delay of treatment
  • Surgical errors

While lawsuits for medical malpractice are fairly common, the laws governing malpractice are quite complex and require a skilled attorney to navigate. Any given suit might involve large insurance companies, hospitals and doctors - and their well-paid lawyers. Moreover, because a rigorous investigation is usually needed to prove allegations of malpractice, we strongly recommend contacting our firm as soon as possible after the incident.

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Work Accidents

Although more common in some work environments than others, workplace accidents can result in serious injuries or even fatalities for anyone. While the first step should always be to inform your employer, workplace accidents are legally quite complicated, and your employer may be unable or unwilling to deal with the entire process in-house.

If you were injured at work and a third party - that is, someone other than your employer - was responsible, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against that party. Note that we only represent workers with third-party claims; if you need to file a workers' compensation claim, we can refer you to a workers' comp attorney.

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Premises Liability

Premises liability refers to the responsibility of the possessor of a property for accidents that take place on said property. In Michigan, the legal duty to provide safe premises belongs to the possessor and controller of a property, not necessarily the owner. For instance, the owner of a shopping center is responsible for an injury that takes place in the parking lot or on the sidewalk, but not for an injury that takes place inside a rented store space; rather, that liability would fall on the owner of the individual store that possesses and controls the property.

In order to establish a premises liability claim, the injured party must establish that:

  • The controller of the property owed a legal duty;
  • The controller breached that duty;
  • The breach of legal duty was a proximate cause of injury; and
  • The injured party suffered damages as a result of that breach of legal duty.

A common defense in premises liability cases is that the hazard in question was "open and obvious;" that is, a reasonable person should have been able to see and avoid it. In order to push your case forward, you will need an effective and experienced personal injury attorney from our firm. Talk to Attorney Matt Barsenas today.

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