Why Hire an Ann Arbor Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured in an accident in Ann Arbor, you will need legal expertise that works for you, with emphasis on experience and success in the state of Michigan. The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg are positioned throughout the state and have long served as the law firm of choice for residents who are seeking help for a personal injury claim.
Just northeast of Ann Arbor via M-14 and I-275, our Farmington Hills office serves as our main office. Our 40-year history of working personal injury cases in communities like Ann Arbor, as well as across the state, has helped us to develop a network of critical relationships with key partners: health practitioners, subject-matter experts, and law enforcement officials. This is only one component of our highly effective approach to fighting for our clients, but it gives us an edge in helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Most often, we are able to settle a client’s claims without going through a jury trial; however, if our attorneys do not believe the insurance company is meeting our demands, we will pursue your case in front of a jury in Washtenaw County Court.
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg have expertise in many practice areas, but the majority of cases with which we help residents fall into one of the below types:
- Car Accidents
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Social Security Disability Claims
We also work with Ann Arbor-based clients who have claims pertaining to: No-Fault Law, Dog Bites, Slip & Fall, Landlord-Tenant Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Boating Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Snowmobile Accidents, Deer-Vehicle Collisions, Mini-Tort and more.
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Roundabout Makes Ann Arbor Car Accidents #1
Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is rich with culture and beauty, but it has its hazards just like any other city. Several thousand accidents occur in Ann Arbor each year, but the past couple of years have seen an unlikely location become the leading intersection for car crashes in this college town. South State Street at West Ellsworth Road has seen the number of accidents increase over threefold, from 61 in 2013 to 170 in 2015.
The increase seems related to a newly installed roundabout at the intersection, intended to better manage traffic from popular businesses in the area, such as Costco. While generally, roundabouts tend to decrease accidents, this one has obviously had the unintended consequence of drastically increasing accidents. If there is a silver lining, it is that the accidents at S. State and W. Ellsworth do not produce many injuries.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, more accidents involving injury or fatality occur at intersections on E. Stadium Boulevard than on any other road in Ann Arbor. Stadium Blvd. is one of the main arteries traveling east-west through the center of Ann Arbor. It divides the center campus of the University of Michigan in half and runs directly south of UM’s Crisler Center and Michigan Stadium (otherwise known as “The Big House”). The intersection of E. Stadium Blvd. and S. Main St. is the core of large athletic and other events occurring at UM’s major basketball and football facilities, as well as at Pioneer High School. Other busy streets with multiple dangerous accidents each year are Packard Road, Carpenter Road, and Eisenhower Parkway.
Of course, Ann Arbor sits inside a loop of major roadways. I-94 is infamous for terrible traffic and even worse accidents. During the winter, I-94 sees an unusual number of large pileup accidents that cause many injuries. Given the amount of semi-truck traffic on this interstate, the injuries can be severe, and risk of death can be high if you are involved in an accident. US-23 and M-14 join the interstate to complete the loop, and each has been the site of many dangerous car crashes.
Speed is no doubt a major reason for the accidents occurring on these roadways, in Ann Arbor and other communities along their paths. Other common reasons for car and semi-truck accidents are driving under the influence, fatigued driving, and in increasing and frightening measure, distracted driving. In addition, this is an area of the state that can be hard hit with snow and ice, so winter accidents are common, as are wildlife-vehicle collisions (usually involving deer).
Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Are All Too Common in Ann Arbor
College campuses are typically bustling with activity from students, faculty, visitors, and locals. Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, is no exception. Despite having a layout conducive to walking and bicycling, pedestrians and bicyclists on college campuses are particularly vulnerable to traffic accidents involving automobiles.
Our client was a student walking home on campus one evening when she was involved in a car accident. She was walking on northbound on Division, crossing at Hill St. when the defendant driver ran a red light and struck her, causing severe injuries. Witnesses stated our client was crossing at a crosswalk and was had the right of way to cross the intersection while the defendant had a red light when she struck our client.
As a result of this accident, our client fractured her right tibia and fibula, and incurred a shoulder injury as well. She wore a full leg cast for 6 weeks, during which she had to use a wheelchair and required assistance with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene.
The Ann Arbor pedestrian accident lawyers at Law Offices of Lee Steinberg were able to get her compensation for her medical bills, as well as pain and suffering. If you have been involved in an accident in Ann Arbor or Washtenaw County, contact us today. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve and there is no fees or costs until we win your case.
Ann Arbor Emergency Services and Contacts
- Ann Arbor Fire Department 111 N. 5th Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 794-6961
- Ann Arbor Police Department 301 E. Huron St.Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (248) 994-2911
- Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department 2201 Hogback Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 971-8400
- Michigan State Police 333 S. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48909-0634 (517) 332-2521
- University of Michigan Hospital 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 936-6641
- St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor 5301 McAuley Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 712-3456
Our Ann Arbor Injury Lawyers Can Help You
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg is a preeminent Michigan personal injury law firm. Our past experience and success has been recognized by our fellow peers as well as prominent organizations, including Super Lawyers.
Our first goal is to ease the stress you are experiencing as a result of your accident and as you consider legal action. A single phone call to our office can wipe away the built-up worry as our expert attorneys answer your questions and address your concerns. Depending on what is most convenient for you, we can consult with you at any of our four office locations, or we can travel to be with you at your home or in the hospital.
Hiring an experienced attorney for your accident claim will not only relieve your stress but will ensure you get far more compensation than if you attempted to handle the case yourself. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg handle many personal injury cases every day and are experts in valuing claims, as well as fighting for the money you deserve, whether the compensation be for medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
If you have been involved in an accident in Ann Arbor or Washtenaw County, we want you to contact us without reservation so we offer all callers a FREE CONSULTATION in which you can ask any questions you may have. In addition, we never take payment unless we make a recovery for you. To begin, use our free contact form or call The Law Office of Lee Steinberg today at (800) 533-3733.