Living in Saginaw
Saginaw is home to beautiful streets, family-friendly neighborhoods, and a river running right through downtown. It’s also one of the most affordable midsize cities in Michigan, and people who move here from a bigger city typically see their costs slashed by 30% to 50%.
There are just under 50,000 people living in Saginaw and the median age is fairly low at about 35 years old, reflecting Saginaw’s reputation as a place for young families. It also has a growing retiree population due to its affordability and natural beauty. The median income here is about $29,000 and the average home buyer pays about $103,000 for their home.
Saginaw Vehicle Accident Stats
Saginaw might be a smaller city, but driving here can still be dangerous. According to the Michigan crash statistics, there were more than 22,113 accidents in Saginaw County in a single year that involved 4,482 injuries and deaths. The top types of crashes in Saginaw include rear-end crashes, angle crashes, and sideswipes.
Dangerous Roads in Saginaw
- State Street
- Center Road/N. Center Road
- Hill Street
- Hemmeter Road
- Davenport Avenue
- Fashion Square Boulevard
- Tittabawassee Road
- Bay Road
- Shattuck Road
- Holland Road
- Outer Drive
- Gratiot Road
- McCarty Road
- Birch Run Road
- Michigan Avenue
- Towne Centre Road
- Midland Road
- Washington Avenue
Saginaw Motor Vehicles Accidents We Can Help With
Why Hire a Saginaw Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you or a family member have been injured in a car or truck accident in Saginaw, you will need legal expertise that works for you, with an 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 Saginaw County Circuit Court.
Saginaw Car Accident Injury Lawyers
The 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.
Saginaw car accident compensation is often secured through the auto insurance claims process, but it can be challenging to get the insurance company to pay. An aggressive yet compassionate car accident attorney with many years of experience can help you show the insurance company you’re serious about payment for your injuries and other economic damages you deserve.
Call 911 to report any injuries and remain at the scene of the accident. Exchange information with all the motorists involved in the crash. Take photos of the license plates of the vehicles and take photos of the vehicle damage to the other vehicles as well. Try and make sure everyone stays at the scene until the police arrive so law enforcement can get the information of everyone involved.
If you are not feeling well, go seek medical treatment immediately. Sometimes what seems like a minor injury can be much worse and a delay in treatment can make an enormous difference. Request a copy of the police report. Before you talk to an insurance representative or do anything else, contact a qualified Michigan car accident lawyer.
Who Is Responsible for Paying Pain and Suffering Following a Car Accident?
Under Michigan law, if a person is at least 50% for causing a car or truck crash, then that person as well as the vehicle owner are responsible for paying for the pain and suffering that results from the accident. However, a person claiming pain and suffering must be injured enough under the law to get compensation. Just because you are in a car accident does not mean you are entitled to money damages under Michigan law.
That’s why it is important to contact a diligent and smart Saginaw car accident lawyer who can present your case in the best light possible so you can obtain the most money possible for your injuries.
How Long Do I Have to File A Lawsuit for a Car Accident?
It depends on the type of claim. For a standard negligence case against the at-fault driver, the statute of limitations on most cases is three (3) years from the date of the crash. That means if you don’t file a lawsuit within 3 years, you forever lose your right to obtain compensation for your injuries from that accident.
But for first-party no-fault claims – which are claims involving the payment of Michigan no-fault benefits such as lost wages and medical expenses – you typically have one year from the date of the crash to provide written notice to the proper car insurance company responsible for paying the no-fault benefits.
Saginaw Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
When a trucking accident happens, Saginaw 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 and big trucks on Michigan’s roads.
Trucking accidents are complex and there could be multiple parties you can pursue for compensation. You could sue the individual trucker, the truck’s owner/operator, the trucker’s employer or its parent company, or start an insurance claim with the trucker’s individual truck insurance or trucking company insurance carrier.
What Are Typical Reasons for a Big Truck or 18-Wheeler Accident?
Truck accidents in Michigan occur for a variety of reasons. But some of the more common reasons for tractor-trailer or big truck crashes are the following:
- Driver fatigue – the driver has been on the road too long and has violated hours of service regulations;
- Speeding – drivers are driving too fast to get to a destination and/or make up time;
- Running a traffic light or stop – driver has disregarded a red light at an intersection;
- Alcohol or drug use – impaired driving;
- Lack of experience;
- Distracted driving – the driver loses focus during a long drive, is playing with the radio or communication system instead of watching the road, or simply fails to concentrate on the road while driving.
Truck Driving Accident Statistics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compiles crash data for truck accidents nationwide. According to recent crash data, there were approximately 5,444 crashes involving a large truck in Michigan resulting in 1,524 injuries and 97 fatalities. Across the country, there were approximately 499,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks. Out of those, 107,000 were injury crashes with 4,415 fatalities.
Saginaw Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
When you’re in a motorcycle accident in Saginaw, 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.
Motorcyclists 21 years-old and older in Michigan may ride without a helmet if they have either passed a motorcycle safety course or have held the motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license for at least two years.
Who Is Responsible for Paying for Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Just like in a car accident, if a motorcycle operator or passenger was injured due to the negligence of a driver, then a person injured on a motorcycle can file a lawsuit for compensation. The at-fault driver is responsible for paying for all pain and suffering, and in some cases he or she is must also pay the medical expenses and lost wages they have caused.
Can A Person Injured in a Motorcycle Crash Get Michigan No-Fault Benefits?
It depends. So long as a motor vehicle – a car or truck – was involved in causing the motorcycle crash, then a person on a motorcycle can make a claim for Michigan no-fault PIP benefits. However, there is one qualification. If the owner of the motorcycle is involved in the crash, then the motorcycle must have insurance at the time of the accident. If the owner is operating an uninsured motorcycle, then that person cannot make a claim for Michigan no-fault benefits.
Saginaw Motorcycle Crash Statistics:
According to recent data, there were approximately 2,723 motorcycle crashes in Michigan that resulted in 2,304 injuries and 123 fatalities. In Saginaw County, there were 56 motorcycle crashes that resulted in 42 injuries and 3 fatalities.
Saginaw Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving is a persistent and dangerous problem in Saginaw, as it is across the 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.
A drunk driving attorney can help you use the law to your best benefit and secure compensation you need to recover and move forward. Injured people have the right to pursue drunk drivers for their 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. Your car repairs and other property damages can be covered too. Our Saginaw drunk driving car accident attorneys can help you understand the process, get your medical bills and lost wages paid, and help you obtain justice and compensation.
Saginaw Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Our legal team has Saginaw bike law experts who have represented bicycle accident victims for decades. If you or a loved one 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.
Injured victims of bike accidents are treated similarly to injured auto accident victims in terms of being able to recover medical bills, lost wages, the value of property damage, and compensation for pain and suffering. However, bike accidents are different from auto accidents in that bicyclists are often hit in crosswalks and other areas that are not vehicle lanes of travel. This makes liability complex to determine, so make sure you have an experienced Michigan bicycle injury lawyer on your side.
Saginaw Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrian car accidents in Saginaw often result in severe in injuries. Pedestrians are often left with life-changing injuries like brain damage, spinal cord damage, back injuries, crushed pelvises, and broken legs. Recovery can take months or more.
At the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, we take pedestrian accidents very seriously and will work to get you the money damages you’ll need to rest and recover. We can help you understand Michigan’s complex laws for pedestrian and auto accidents and put together the evidence you need to hold a negligent driver responsible.
After a Saginaw pedestrian accident, call the police or 911 for urgent medical care. Don’t leave the scene until the police arrive. Gather witness information and don’t make any statements to anyone except providing your basic information to the police.
Don’t lie to the police and don’t talk about your accident on social media. Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance company yet. Contact an attorney who specializes in pedestrian accidents and/or a criminal defense attorney if you are facing criminal charges.
Saginaw Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers
Ridesharing has exploded in popularity over the past decade and our 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 Saginaw 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.
Uber and Lyft drivers are under intense time pressure to get people where they need to go and make money from fares, so they sometimes exceed the speed limit. They could be inexperienced drivers and might not even be familiar with the streets of Saginaw because they live elsewhere. Plus, they’re constantly distracted by the phone app that tells them where to go and who to pick up. These are all common reasons why Uber accidents happen.
Other Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Saginaw
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. Saginaw 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, seek medical attention immediately. Then get as much information as possible about what caused your fall. Take photos and videos of the area. Get names and telephone numbers of witnesses. Talk to the building owner/manager and and let them know of your injury. However, don’t provide any type of written or taped statement to anyone – including an insurance company – until you contact a Saginaw slip and fall injury lawyer.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
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 Saginaw dog bite claim through the Michigan Dog Bite Law or Leash Law to 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.
In addition to Michigan’s dog bite laws, Saginaw has a dog bite ordinance that sets forth rules regarding bite confinement at the county animal shelter, dog age of licensing, collars and tags, seizing and killing dogs, dogs running at large, care and custody of dogs, and penalties for violations of county ordinances. Speak to your Saginaw dog bite lawyer for more information about the details of Saginaw’s dog bite laws.
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.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient sustains an injury due to an improper action, or failure to act, by a member of the medical profession. When a doctor fails to meet the standard of care for the profession, or the level of professional medical that is relevant for a specific medication situation, then that doctor can be held responsible for the injuries that are caused.
There are multiple examples of medical malpractice. Some of the most common examples include:
- Missed diagnosis or delayed diagnosis;
- Surgical errors;
- Childbirth injuries – oxygen deprivation, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injuries;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Medication mistakes.
Although there are exceptions, in general the statute of limitations for a Saginaw medical malpractice case is two years. This means the malpractice victim has two years from the date of the malpractice to file a lawsuit against the correct defendants or the victim forever loses his or her right to recover compensation for their injuries.
If you’re injured due to medical malpractice in Saginaw or anywhere in the state of Michigan, 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 and to obtain answers.
To be sure about your case, talk to a medical malpractice lawyer. Generally, malpractice is any act or omission by a physician during the treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient. It means the provider failed to meet the standard of care, which may mean you can claim injury compensation.
Social Security Disability Lawyers
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 claim SSD successfully and receive the payment you need to survive.
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.
Under SSDI, a spouse and each child in the disabled person’s family receives up to 50% of the person’s monthly disability amount. The total of the spouse’s benefit and the children’s benefit cannot be greater than the total maximum family benefit or 150% of the monthly SSDI benefit.
If you were injured while working for your employer in Saginaw, 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.
Due to recent changes in the law, it’s more difficult to prove your injuries and receive compensation than before. Employers are disputing even the most severe injury claims and taking advantage of overwhelmed and injured Michigan workers.
Rental injuries are all too common. Saginaw has an older housing stock and some landlords have not kept their houses and apartments in good repair. This can cause things to break, resulting in serious injuries.
Most tenant injuries that occur due to landlord negligence occur in areas of the home that are often ignored and thus not properly maintained. Common tenant injuries include a handrail giving way, broken steps, broken porch, a cracked floor or walkway or water damage resulting in ceiling collapse or building collapse.
Landlord negligence 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.
In Michigan, tenants are afforded special protections by law. Landlords are required to keep rental properties in reasonable repair and maintain living areas and common areas that are fit for use. When a landlord fails to do so and a tenant is injured, the tenant can seek the protection of the law and request compensation.
It’s hard to imagine a loved one suffering neglect or abuse at the hands of nursing home workers, but it happens every day here in Saginaw and across Michigan. You can take action to protect yourself or a loved one who is experiencing nursing home injuries or neglect.
Nursing home abuse and injury laws are constantly changing. You’ll need a knowledgeable Saginaw nursing home lawyer who will fight to protect your family’s rights and can handle the massive load of paperwork these cases involve, including interactions with government agencies and medical experts.
Nursing home residents are prone to injuries like bedsores, pressure sores and ulcers, decubitus ulcers, bruises, hip injuries, broken bones, side effects from dehydration and malnutrition, injuries from slipping and falling, and medication errors. Severe injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, spine damage, organ damage, and abuse, injuries, and falls that are so serious they lead to death.
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 top money compensation that will allow you and your child to have the best life possible.
Birth injury negligence often involves the failure to intervene and provide proper medical care at the right time, which can contribute to excessive maternal or infant bleeding, failing to monitor oxygen levels, physical injuries, and temporary or permanent injuries. Examples include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, birth hypoxia, preterm birth, and maternal or newborn death.
When someone’s negligence leads to another person’s death in Saginaw, it may be a wrongful death case. These cases involve a wide variety of situations like auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle 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.
A wrongful death claim arises when a death occurs due to someone’s negligence. This may involve a wide variety of situations including drunk driving, truck accidents, drowning, motorcycle accidents, neglect, dog bites, car accidents, defective products, and more. Consult a Michigan wrongful death attorney about when to file a lawsuit.
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.
Compensation You Deserve
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 stop 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
- Past medical bills and future medical bills
- Lifelong rehabilitative therapy
- Lost or reduced wages
- Lost of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Lasting emotional scarring and physical scarring
Emergency Services and Local Contact information for Saginaw
- Saginaw Fire Department 801 Federal Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 (989) 759-1376
- Saginaw Police Department 612 Federal Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 (989) 759-1229
- Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office 618 Cass St. Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 790-5456
- Michigan State Police 333 S. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48909-0634 (517) 332-2521
- Covenant Medical Center 1447 N. Harrison St. Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 583-0000
- St. Mary’s of Michigan 800 S. Washington Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 907-8000
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm in Saginaw
Our Saginaw office is located at 4800 Fashion Square Blvd., Suite 200, Saginaw, MI 48604
Over the past 40 years, The Lee Steinberg Law Firm have helped thousands of people whose lives have been affected by Michigan car accidents, Michigan truck accidents, Michigan motorcycle accidents, and more.
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 – 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.
Saginaw Auto Accident Cases
Saginaw Car Accident Case
A client from Bay City was involved in a crash in Saginaw, Michigan, and called the Lee Steinberg Law Firm. It involved two vehicles crash and occurred during the day with normal road conditions. The crash happened at the intersection of Tittabawassee Road and Town Center Road.
Our client was heading west on Tittabawasse Road. As she was driving through the intersection of Town Center Road, a car coming from the opposite direction attempted to turn left onto Town Center Road. Our client was not given enough time to stop and the collision occurred. Neither car was drivable following the incident. The driver of the other car received a citation for an improper turn.
Our client sustained an arm injury but refused treatment at the scene. However, the days and weeks that followed saw the injury worsen to the point where she needed medical help. That coupled with the damage to her car left our client in a precarious financial position. Fortunately, she called the Saginaw injury lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm. We were able to get her the compensation that she deserved to help her move on with her life.
If you have been involved in an accident in Saginaw or Saginaw 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.