Oliver Law Group P.C. Fights for Compensation for Clients Nationwide
Whether you've been injured in a car 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.
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 the other consequences of a serious injury. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Troy are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you need to move on.
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File Your Claim as Soon as Possible
According to Michigan Compiled Laws section 600.5805, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is three years. This means unless you file your claim within three years from the date of your injury you will lose your right to recover compensation. While Michigan does recognize some exceptions to the statute of limitations in some cases, it’s best to file your personal injury claim as soon as possible. Have questions about the statute of limitations? Call our firm today to speak to an attorney.
Damages Available in a Personal Injury Case
Generally speaking, there are three types of compensation available to car accident victims, economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Both economic and non-economic damages seek to compensate the injured party for different losses. Together they are referred to as compensatory damages. The goal is that between economic and non-economic damages the injured party is compensated for all their losses. Examples of compensatory damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical Expenses
- The inability to work
Punitive damage differs from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party rather than compensate the injured party. Because punitive damages can be severe, they are not often awarded and usually are reserved for cases where the negligent party knew their actions would most likely cause harm but did them anyway.