Living in Battle Creek
Battle Creek has about 51,300 people and sits in the heart of southwest Michigan. It’s known for its reputation in the agricultural and cereal industries and has a family-friendly atmosphere with proximity to the big cities of Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Chicago.
It’s a beautiful and tree-filled city with plenty of parks, outdoor recreational opportunities, shopping districts, and restaurants. The median home value and cost of living in Battle Creek are well below the national average, making it an affordable place to live for young professionals and growing families.
While Battle Creek is a wonderful place to live, driving there can be dangerous. According to the city’s crash statistics, there were 2,268 accidents in the city in a single year. These involved 359 injuries and deaths. The top types of crashes include rear-end crashes, angle/t-bone crashes, and sideswipes.
You could easily experience a car accident in Battle Creek because it has a large and growing population with numerous dangerous roads and intersections. Numerous accidents happen on I-94 and other major highways, including the M-36, M-66, M-89, and M-96.
However, most car accidents in Battle Creek don’t occur on the highways but happen at busy intersections. The top intersections for Battle Creek accidents are:
- Beckley Road at Capital Ave Southwest in Battle Creek
- Beckley Road at M-66 northbound and southbound in Battle Creek
- Bedford Road North at Bedford Road South in Battle Creek
- Capital Avenue Southwest at Columbia Avenue West in Battle Creek
- Columbia Avenue East at Main Street in Emmett Charter Township
- Columbia Avenue East at Riverside Drive in Battle Creek
- Columbia Avenue East at south I-94 /Columbia ramp in Battle Creek
- Columbia Avenue West at Helmer Road South in Battle Creek
- Emmett Street East at North Avenue in Battle Creek
Motor Vehicles Accidents We Can Help with in Battle Creek
If you have been injured in an accident in Battle Creek, you will need legal expertise that works for you, with emphasis on experience and success in the state of Michigan. The Lee Steinberg Law Firm is positioned throughout the state and has long served as the law firm of choice for residents who are seeking help for a personal injury claim.
Most often, we can 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 court. Our law office has many years of experience securing successful settlements and verdicts.
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm has expertise in many practice areas, but the majority of cases with which we help residents fall into one of the below types:
Battle Creek Car Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm are car accident experts who have been helping the people of Michigan for more than 40 years. If you were in a car accident and were injured, contact us for a consultation to understand your options for the compensation you deserve.
Car accident compensation is often secured through the auto insurance claims process, but it can be challenging to get the insurance company to pay. Your attorney can help you show the insurance company your seriousness about payment on your claim, or can boldly represent you in court if necessary.
Yes! You should see a doctor as soon as possible after your crash. This starts a paper trail of evidence about your medical care and shows that your injuries are directly attributable to your accident. Even if your injuries seem minor at first, they could later become worse and you’d regret not getting a doctor’s evaluation right away.
Battle Creek Truck Accident Lawyers
When a trucking accident happens, Michigan victims are entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries. Trucking companies carry huge insurance policies to cover situations where their truckers injure people on the road.
You can seek compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, trauma, scarring, lost wages, current medical bills, future medical bills, and more. At The Lee Steinberg Law Firm, we have a long history of standing up for victims injured by big rigs on Michigan’s roads.
Your lawyer will help you investigate what happened in your truck accident and who might be responsible for paying for your costs. The investigation may involve the trucker, their employer, their insurance company, the truck or parts manufacturer, or a truck repair shop that failed to do proper repairs. In addition, the investigation will look into your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, any out-of-pocket expenses, your lost days of work, the impact of the accident on your family, and the value of your pain and suffering from the trauma of the accident.
Battle Creek Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
When you’re in a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer who understands this type of accident and has compassion for Michigan motorcyclists. Your case will need special analysis to ensure you get the full compensation you deserve.
Our legal team has handled hundreds of motorcycle wrecks all over the state of Michigan. We know how to work with experts and doctors to obtain the best outcome possible after your motorcycle accident.
Here in Michigan, you can still make a claim against the at-fault driver for compensation whether you have your own motorcycle insurance or not. You must prove the other person is at least 50% at fault and that your injuries were directly due to the accident, then you may receive compensation from their insurance company. Otherwise, you may have to pursue your insurance company or other routes to payment by working with your motorcycle accident lawyer.
Battle Creek Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving is a persistent and dangerous problem in Battle Creek, as it is across the whole United States. If you have the misfortune of being hit by a drunk driver, it’s natural to feel angry at the person and determined to be compensated for your losses.
By state law, someone who is injured by a drunk driver is entitled to Michigan no-fault benefits and compensation for pain and suffering. Our drunk driving attorneys can help you understand the process, get your medical bills and lost wages paid, and help you obtain justice and compensation.
In addition to claiming Michigan no-fault benefits in a drunk driving collision, a person injured due to a drunk driver can also sue the drunk driver for the pain and suffering they caused. These claims are also known as third-party cases, and they can come with high-dollar compensation for victims of drunk drivers.
Battle Creek Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Our team has bike law experts who have represented bicycle accident victims for decades. If you or a family member were in a car crash involving a bicycle, or if you are a bicyclist severely injured in an auto accident, we will fight to ensure you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve under the law.
Here’s something you might not realize about bike accidents: Three decades ago, they primarily involved children, but today they involve people of all ages. Bike accidents are becoming more severe and more costly as they happen all over Michigan’s roads.
Some of the most common injuries in bike accidents include soft tissue injuries, bruising, road rash, hand injuries, elbow injuries, knee injuries, foot injuries, musculoskeletal damage, and concussions. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) aren’t quite as common but can be devastating and life-changing for injured cyclists.
Battle Creek Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
A pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle will be lucky to survive the impact. Pedestrians are often left with severe and life-changing injuries like brain damage, spinal cord damage, back injuries, crushed pelvises, and broken legs. Recovery can take months or more.
At the Law Offices of Lee Steinberg, we take pedestrian accidents very seriously and will work to get you the full and fair compensation you’ll need to rest and recover. We can help you understand Michigan’s complex laws for pedestrian and auto accidents and seek the evidence you need to hold a negligent driver responsible.
If you’re in a pedestrian accident in Battle Creek, do NOT leave the scene of the accident. Stay there and call the police. Gather the other party’s contact information and ask for witness statements. Take photos and videos. Avoid making any statements to anyone until you speak to your lawyer.
Battle Creek Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers
Ridesharing has exploded in popularity over the past decade, and Battle Creek’s streets are filled with drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other companies. When these drivers hurt other motorists, they can be held accountable – but the rideshare companies are famous for trying to deflect the blame and avoid paying injured victims.
You’ll need a Battle Creek lawyer with extensive experience going up against ridesharing companies, their insurance companies, and the irresponsible drivers who cause victims so much expense and pain. We have a long history of success for our clients in rideshare accident cases.
Here in Michigan, no-fault insurance coverage from a transportation company like Uber or Lyft is mandated under Michigan law and does not rely on having the personal auto insurance of the Uber or Lyft driver deny the claim first. That means fast insurance payment for your accident is guaranteed by law, so the best way to start an accident claim is to consult the Law Offices of Lee Steinberg, then start gathering evidence to back up your accident claim as quickly as possible.
Other Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Battle Creek
Michigan slip and fall cases usually involve negligence, where the injured person sues the premises owner for creating unsafe conditions or allowing it to persist and lead to injury. Michigan premises owners, including homeowners, landlords, and building owners, have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to protect against harming people on their property.
If you slipped, tripped, or fell and were injured as a result, talk to your lawyer about the conditions present at the time of your injury and who may be responsible. We can help you place the blame where it belongs and arrange compensation for your damages.
First, contact your lawyer at the Law Offices of Lee Steinberg and don’t make any statements to anyone until you have done so. Next, notify the property owner or manager of the date, time, and location of your injury on their property. Take photos, videos, and notes about the details found at the scene, including things like broken pavement, missing handrails, and liquids on the floor. Work with your lawyer to start an injury claim as soon as possible.
A dog attack is emotionally traumatic and can have long-lasting psychological consequences, especially for children. We represent a wide variety of dog bite victims, including parents, children, senior citizens, utility workers, delivery workers, and more.
Generally speaking, you can pursue a Michigan dog bite claim through the Michigan Dog Attack Law or Leash Law and show the dog’s owner is responsible. We’ve helped clients recover millions for medical bills, puncture wounds, scarring, nerve damage, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
After being bitten by a dog in Battle Creek, you can receive compensation for your lost wages, payment of medical expenses, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and scarring. This includes past and future treatment. Work with your lawyer at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm to ensure you’re seeking full and fair compensation for the vast damage and trauma of a dog bite.
Medical malpractice is much more common than most people realize and it’s the reason hospitals and practitioners carry large insurance policies. Even skilled, experienced healthcare professionals sometimes make mistakes that impact patients’ lives and health.
If you’re injured due to medical malpractice, you may be dealing with pain, physical disability, limited mobility, stress, and expensive medical bills. Your home and work life could be disrupted forever. Contact a lawyer to start a medical malpractice claim for the resources you need.
Any good lawyer will tell you that proving malpractice is difficult, but an experienced lawyer knows you can show the following things to successfully pursue an award of compensation. You must show that there was a doctor-patient relationship; plus, you must prove that there was a deviation from the acceptable standard of medical care. In addition, you must demonstrate that this mistake led to serious injury or death with sufficient evidence proving the medical professional caused the damage.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides Social Security disability (SSD) benefits to qualified individuals who are considered disabled by the federal government. You may be surprised to discover how difficult it is to navigate the process successfully.
Please get good legal help if you are applying for disability because you may lose your chance to receive it if you handle it incorrectly. A social security lawyer understands the complexities of the process and can guide you through applying for and receiving disability benefits.
Social Security Insurance (SSDI) is payable under Title II of the Social Security Act for people who are disabled but have previously paid into Social Security. Yes, you can work while filing a claim for SSDI, but there are limits on the level of work you can be doing while receiving SSDI. This is a complex area of the law, and we strongly encourage you to work closely with the Lee Steinberg Law Firm to make the process as smooth as possible.
If you were injured while working for your employer in Battle Creek, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation. Under the Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation law, employees are entitled to certain benefits from their employers for most work-related injuries.
Workers’ compensation is usually the exclusive remedy for a worker against an employer for an injury or disease that arises as a result of their employment. If you miss out on workers’ compensation, you may lose your ability to have your medical bills and other costs paid by your employer.
Workers’ compensation generally pays a portion of your salary, but not the full amount. You might receive 80% of your post-tax average weekly wage or a maximum of 90% of the Michigan state average weekly wage for the year before the injury. Talk to your lawyer for a better estimate of your potential workers’ comp payments.
Were you injured on a landlord’s premises while living there or visiting? You may have a landlord-tenant dispute that could result in a personal injury claim. Protections for tenants are greater than those a non-tenant receives.
Landlord-tenant injury cases often involve frustrating battles with management companies and building owners. The tenant or injured party must prove the landlord was negligent in maintaining the building, and this negligence caused their injuries.
Under Michigan law, landlords must keep rental properties in reasonable repair and maintain living areas that are fit for use. When a landlord fails to do so and a tenant is injured inside a rental unit, this could be negligence. You’ll need to provide evidence that they were notified of the unsafe conditions and failed to act on this knowledge, which ultimately led to your injuries/damages in your rental unit.
It’s hard to imagine a loved one suffering neglect or abuse at the hands of nursing home workers, but it happens every day. You can take action to protect yourself or a loved one who is experiencing nursing home injuries or neglect.
Here in Battle Creek and in the state of Michigan, nursing home abuse and injury laws are constantly changing. You’ll need a knowledgeable lawyer who will fight to protect your rights and can handle the massive load of paperwork these cases involve, including interactions with government agencies and medical experts.
Here in Michigan, you can report nursing home abuse to the Bureau of Health Services Abuse Hotline at 800-882-6006. You can also make a report to the state’s Attorney General’s 24-hour Health Care Fraud Hotline at 800-24-ABUSE (800-242-2873) or notify the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Adult Protective Services 24-Hour Hotline at 855-444-3911.
Sometimes the joyous event of birth is marred by a medical mistake. Doctors, nurses, birthing professionals, and many other healthcare workers create serious medical challenges for mothers and babies when they make preventable, critical errors.
You and your baby could be facing a lifetime of health problems or even permanent disability. This situation could shake up your entire world, and you deserve adequate compensation that will allow you and your child to have the best life possible.
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm can help you start an investigation into your child’s birth injury, but otherwise, there might not be an investigation. For example, we can help you seek your child’s full medical records along with an outside medical professional’s second opinion to confirm your grounds for a birth injury case. The investigation and medical review can often shed light on your situation and help you understand what happened and what options you have moving forward.
When someone’s negligence leads to another person’s death, it may be a wrongful death case. These cases involve a wide variety of situations like auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving, product liability, drownings, fires, explosions, and workplace deaths.
A wrongful death claim is a special type of claim that involves very specific duties and deadlines. This is why it’s so important to have the assistance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer who has a thorough knowledge of these claims.
Not every death is a wrongful death, and these cases must meet a legal standard. A wrongful death suit should be filed when death is “caused by wrongful act, neglect, or fault of another.” It should also be filed as soon as possible because these cases have a time limit of three years from the date of death.
If you need more information about any of the following questions, we encourage you to contact our office immediately to discuss your concerns and legal options.
- Should I file a lawsuit?
- What is the value of my case?
- What things should I avoid doing when I am involved in a lawsuit?
- What is the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit?
- What damages can be recovered in a claim?
- What will my settlement cover?
- Will I have to go to court?
In the meantime, please visit our FAQ for Personal Injury Questions to see the answers to the questions above and much more.
The party that caused your injuries should be the one who is held financially accountable for all of your damages. It’s as simple as that. However, insurance companies rarely let things stay that simple. Instead, they will get ready to deny your claim as much as they can, sometimes even skirting the edge of what is legally permitted.
Our personal injury attorneys don’t stand for such treatment from the responding insurance parties. If you deserve $1 million in damages, then $1 million in damages is what we will be fighting for when acting as your legal representatives. We don’t slow down or tire until we achieve the optimal case result for you, which is how we’re able to say we’ve won 99% of our cases.
In your personal injury claim, you may be able to seek damages for the following and more:
- Emergency medical treatments
- Lifelong rehabilitative therapy
- Lost or reduced wages
- Lessened enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Lasting emotional scarring
Emergency Services and Local Contact information for Battle Creek
In an emergency, call 911.
- Fire Department, Battle Creek – (269) 966-3519
- City of Battle Creek Police Department (269) 966-3311
- Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department – (269) 781-0700
- Michigan State Police – (517) 332-2521
- Bronson Health Battle Creek Hospital – (269) 245-8000
- Battle Creek Select Specialty Hospitals – (269) 245-4675
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Over the past 40 years, The Lee Steinberg Law Firm has helped thousands of people whose lives have been affected by Michigan car accidents, Michigan truck accidents, and Michigan motorcycle accidents. The experience we bring to each case allows us to assist our clients with the highest level of expertise. Michigan is a “no-fault” state, which essentially means that all parties in an accident are eligible for benefits from their insurance companies, regardless of who was at fault.
Our attorneys will take care of everything, leaving you and your family to the most important job, which is recovering and getting your lives back on track. Having an experienced Michigan car, truck, and motorcycle attorney behind you can make all the difference. And remember, there are no fees until you win or settle your case. We don’t get paid unless you do. Contact us for a free consultation.