Why Hire a Lansing Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured in an accident in Lansing, 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.
With two offices nearby, via I-96 to our Southfield office and via I-69 to our Flint office, our Lansing personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable, available, and well prepared to pursue claims for our Lansing clients. In fact, our firm has a 40-year history of excellence in serving our clients and a proven record of getting results in Ingham County and across mid-Michigan.
Most often, we are able to settle a client’s claim quickly without filing a lawsuit; 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 Ingham County Circuit 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 Lansing-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. For Lansing news, events, and stories, go to the Lee Free Blog.
Lansing Auto Accident Case
While crash test data suggests that drivers are less protected than front seat passengers in laboratory conditions, studies have shown that front seat passengers are actually at an increased risk of injury relative to drivers in actual road traffic accidents. At the Law Offices of Lee Steinberg, we’ve represented hundreds of Lansing injury victims who were passengers in vehicles involved in an accident.
Our client, who was a minor at the time, was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Lansing. The driver of the vehicle was traveling on Beaujardin Drive and attempted to make a left turn onto Dunckel Road when they crashed into another vehicle traveling northbound on Dunckel Road. Our client suffered a broken right ankle and required surgery.
As a result of the injury, our client needed physical therapy after the surgery. The missed time from school forced her to re-take an entire semester. The injuries from the Lansing car accident also prevented her from graduating as a licensed cosmetologist, forcing her to drop out of the program.
Because of the significant impact this injury had on her life, we were able to obtain a significant settlement for her. If you or a loved one was a passenger in an Ingham County car accident, please contact us today so that we may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Cedar Street Safety Concerns
When reviewing Michigan State Police data on traffic accidents in Lansing, one thing becomes obvious, namely that extra caution should probably be used when driving on Cedar St., especially S. Cedar St./Business 96. In a list of the top ten worst Lansing intersections for traffic accidents involving injury or fatality, S. Cedar Street is part of FOUR of these intersections. Around 30 physically traumatizing accidents occur along S. Cedar St. each year.
The roadway dangers in Lansing are, of course, not limited to Cedar Street. Winter weather accidents are frequent, both on freeways and smaller roads, and traffic can get congested and dangerous around Lansing and East Lansing during Michigan State University’s football and basketball games. In addition, there are areas in and around Lansing where wildlife-vehicle collisions can be difficult to avoid, especially during deer hunting and mating seasons.
The amount and speed of traffic coming off of I-96 may play a role in the large number of accidents on Cedar St. Speed, in general, plays a major role in Lansing car accidents. Other common reasons for car and semi-truck accidents are driving under the influence, fatigued driving, and in increasing and frightening measure, distracted driving.
Lansing Emergency Services and Contacts
- Lansing Fire Department 120 E. Shiawassee Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 483-4200
- Lansing Police Department 120 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 483-4600
- Ingham County Sheriff’s Office 630 N. Cedar St. Mason, MI 48854 (517) 676-2431
- Michigan State Police 333 S. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48909-0634 (517) 332-2521
- McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital 401 W. Greenlawn Ave Lansing, MI 48910 (517) 975-6000
- Sparrow Hospital 1215 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 364-1000
Michigan No-Fault Law and Pain & Suffering
The Michigan no-fault law provides individuals injured in a Lansing car accident with a wide array of benefits, without regard to who is at-fault for causing the accident. These benefits include the payment of lost wages, medical expenses, hospital expenses, family provided care, prescription drugs and other benefits.
Our attorneys are experts on making sure car insurance companies pay the benefits that are owed. Our Lasing car accident attorneys also specialize in obtaining pain and suffering compensation when another driver is at-fault for causing the car wreck. Whether the accident occurs on I-96, US-27, I-69 or on a city street in Mason or Grand Ledge, individuals injured due to the negligence of another person can receive compensation for emotional distress, mental pain and loss of society.
Under Michigan law, to obtain pain and suffering compensation from a car accident, you have to prove a few different things. First, you have to demonstrate the at-fault driver was at least 50% for causing the accident. Next, you have to demonstrate you were injured in the car wreck and those injuries were proximately caused by the car accident. Last, under Michigan law you must demonstrate you have a threshold injury. Proving you have a threshold injury requires a legal expert to demonstrate to the insurance company, judge and jury the limitations, restrictions, and impairments caused by the accident and how they have affected your ability to lead a normal life.
Our Lansing Injury Lawyers Can Help You
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg are 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 Lansing or Ingham 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.