Though I-75 is close to Bay City, the M13 highway contains a large number of major intersections in Bay City and is an especially dangerous roadway. M13 runs right through downtown Bay City as Broadway and Euclid Avenue. Almost a quarter of all Bay County automobile accidents involving fatalities and just under 20% of all accidents involving non-fatal injuries occur on this road.
M-13 is often used by holiday and weekend travelers visiting mid-Michigan and then traveling north through Linwood and Pinconning. M-13 tends to be particularly unforgiving to the many motorcyclists who travel it in the spring and summer months, as serious accidents with other vehicles cause an unusual number of motorcycle injuries in Bay County.
Other busy roads in Bay City include Center Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Columbus Avenue. These streets run through commercial and residential areas and can have dangerous drivers who are speeding, driving while distracted, driving under the influence, and texting while driving.
The attorneys at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm have represented car accident victims for more than 40 years. While Michigan drivers have seen some reductions in the number of traffic fatalities on its roadways occurring each year, everyone would agree that our roadways could be safer.
We’ve helped car accident victims by extensively reviewing the details surrounding their accident in order to get them the maximum compensation possible. We know how to handle insurance companies to ensure you get adequate money damages for the injuries you’ve experienced. Car crashes are traumatizing events, and we want to help take some of the stress off of your shoulders..
Bay City Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers
Laws and rules govern the speed at which trucks travel and also limit their drivers’ hours behind the wheel. Safe truck drivers avoid dangerous maneuvers and are careful about sharing the road with other vehicles. But when truck accidents in Bay City do occur, our attorneys are ready to be there for you and to investigate the details of your case.
Trucking companies carry large insurance policies in order to be prepared for accidents. If you’ve been injured in a Michigan semi-truck accident, our lawyers are prepared to help you get full compensation for your injuries.
Collisions involving trucks and automobiles often result in more damage inflicted to the automobile as compared to the truck because of the size difference. Since truck accidents can be severe, choose an experienced Michigan semi-truck accident attorney to serve you.
In a truck accident lawsuit, trucking companies aren’t like many other businesses. The ownership of the truck involved in an accident may be less clear. Trucks can be owned by an individual, a company, or a group of companies. A lawsuit might target a negligent truck driver, the truck driver’s employer, the owner of the truck, or a leasing company, as many trucks are leased.
It is vital to retain a law firm with experience in handling Bay City truck accident cases because the proper defendant can be difficult to find. But it is absolutely necessary to find the right company so money damages can be recovered and justice served.
The police will do a preliminary investigation and file a police report. Sometimes the Bay County Sheriff’s Department will do the investigation, but often the Michigan State Police will get involved depending on the case. You can request a copy of this report, but you’ll also need to start an investigation with your truck accident lawyer. In the meantime, state and federal agencies will conduct their investigations to determine whether the trucker violated any regulations.
It is important to send a spoilation letter to the defendant trucking company as quickly as possible after the accident. The spoilation letter should demand the company preserve the truck itself, the event data recorder (EDR) or “black box”, maintenance records, receipts, driver logs, audio and video recordings and personnel files.
It is also important to retain and hire an accident reconstruction expert. An experienced Bay City trucking accident lawyer will be able to get an accident reconstruction expert to the crash site as quickly as possible to start the investigation process. Trucking companies are very aggressive in the defense of these claims. Getting a jump on their own investigation is vital.
Along the way, the truck will be examined along with any in-truck recordings, the trucker’s licensure and qualifications will be reviewed, the trucking company’s compliance will be under scrutiny, and experts may be asked to weigh in on their opinions of what happened during the crash. All this works to your benefit, as an injured victim, because it provides evidence you can use.
Truck accident cases in mid-Michigan are a special type of case. Getting an aggressive Bay City truck accident injury law firm on your side early on can mean the difference between winning and losing your case. Protecting evidence, retaining experts, and conducting a thorough investigation early on is so important.
Bay City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents in Bay City can be very damaging and life-changing for motorcyclists. Because motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed automobile, fatalities and severe injuries can be common. The Lee Steinberg Law Firm has represented motorcycle accident victims for more than 40 years.
The legal team at Lee Steinberg Law Firm has worked to recover compensation for victims from hundreds of motorcycle accidents all over Michigan. We’ll work with experts and doctors to make sure that insurance companies and other responsible parties get you the damages that you’re owed after a motorcycle accident in Bay City.
Yes, you absolutely can. Just because your bike wasn’t insured doesn’t mean you can’t make a claim for pain and suffering compensation. Here in Michigan, you can still make a claim against the at-fault driver for compensation even if you don’t have motorcycle insurance. You must prove the other driver was at least 50% at fault and that your injuries were directly due to the accident. If so, you are most likely entitled to receive compensation.
It depends. So long as a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck was involved in the accident, then the motorcycle operator and even the motorcycle passenger can make a claim for standard Michigan no-fault benefits.
Under the law, this does not mean physical contact with the car is required. For example, if a car pulls out in front of you, and you are forced to lay the bike down but don’t ever hit the car, you can make a claim for Michigan no-fault benefits because the car was involved in the accident.
There is one important caveat though. For a motorcycle owner involved in a car accident, the motorcycle must be insured in order to be eligible for Michigan no-fault benefits. If the motorcycle is not insured, then the motorcycle owner cannot get PIP benefits.
Michigan law regarding motorcycle helmets says that motorcyclists can decide whether they wish to wear a helmet. But there are restrictions. Motorcyclists who choose not to wear helmets must: be at least 21, have at least $20,000 in first-party medical benefits, and have held a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years or have passed an approved motorcycle safety course.
Bay City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Car accidents involving intoxicated drivers are especially tragic due to the avoidability of such accidents. Accidents caused by drunk drivers in Michigan cause untold hardship, pain, and financial strain for victims and their families. Our attorneys want to help ease some of these worries by fighting for your full compensation if you’ve been involved in a Bay City drunk driving accident.
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, Michigan law entitles you to no-fault benefits as well as damages awarded for your pain and suffering. While the recovery process after an auto accident in Bay City can be long, we want to help you get medical bills, coverage for lost wages, and other matters straightened out.
Under Michigan no-fault law, a person injured by a drunk driver can receive PIP, or personal injury protection benefits. These benefits cover medical expenses, such as hospital bills, doctor payments, and payment for physical therapy, chiropractic care, and other health and recovery-related expenses. In addition, an injured person can receive money for lost wages for up to three years from the date of the accident. Compensation can also cover household replacement services for paying family members or friends to perform household chores the injured person can no longer perform. In addition, if family members or friends are providing more personal nursing care, also known as attendant care, the car insurance company must also pay for this as well.
Bay City Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bicycling is a great mode of transportation and enjoyable exercise. But because bicyclists are much less protected than drivers and passengers within automobiles, bikers can be severely injured during a car or truck accident. The Lee Steinberg Law Firm has been representing injured bicyclists and serving Michigan bicycle accident victims for more than 40 years.
Bicyclists deserve full protection when on the roads, and many laws and rules require that cars and their drivers safely share the road with bicyclists. But if you’ve been injured in a bike accident while riding your bike, our legal team wants to help. We’ll work to understand your case, get into the details, and make sure you recover fair compensation for your injuries.
To determine whose no-fault insurance will cover a bicyclist’s injuries, Michigan’s no-fault law outlines “priority” rules. These rules determine who is obligated to pay no-fault benefits. If the bicyclist has an auto no-fault insurance policy in his or her name, that insurance company has first priority and is responsible for paying benefits.
If the bicyclist does not have no-fault insurance but a resident relative does have a car insurance policy, then the resident relative’s insurance company is responsible for paying benefits to the victim.
If none of the above individuals have no-fault insurance, then an organization called the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) will pay the claim. The MACP is run by the insurance industry. Once an Application for Benefits and other documentation is provided, the MACP will assign an auto insurance carrier – like Allstate or Farm Bureau – to pay no-fault benefits.
Bay City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Michigan drivers have a responsibility to be vigilant and look out for pedestrians. Across the United States, a pedestrian-vehicle accident occurs approximately every seven minutes. Pedestrians are at great risk for injury when struck by automobiles. Therefore, both pedestrians and drivers should keep safety in mind at all times when sharing the road.
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm has been helping people involved in Bay City pedestrian accidents for years. We make sure that victims can seek out and recover compensation that adequately covers their injuries and similar expenses that have been incurred as a result of an accident. When drivers refuse to share the road, you shouldn’t be responsible for paying the damages for your injuries.
Negligence is the failure to act in a way that a reasonable person would be expected to act. For instance, it is reasonable to believe that a driver would stop when seeing a pedestrian in a crosswalk. A driver who fails to stop and subsequently hits a pedestrian would be considered negligent.
Courts look at many factors when determining negligence. Some factors related to negligence include speeding, distracted driving, failing to yield, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers who were negligent and cause personal injuries like broken bones, low back and neck pain, concussions, knee and elbow pain, and other injuries can be held responsible for the accidents they cause.
Bay City Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers
Ride-sharing has become a fixture of our transportation system in Michigan. Companies such as Uber and Lyft transport thousands of individuals to various destinations all over the state. But when accidents occur, injured victims are entitled to no-fault benefits, as well as pain and suffering compensation.
Even though ride-sharing is a newer means of transportation, the Lee Steinberg Law Firm’s attorneys have learned a great deal about Michigan auto accidents involving ride-sharing companies. If you were injured, you still deserve compensation, even if you were a passenger. We want to hear about your case and help you recover damages for your injuries.
Coverage for ridesharing services includes $1,000,000 liability insurance coverage when an Uber or Lyft driver is responsible for an accident while engaged in a ride. This coverage is available for passengers in a ride-sharing vehicle as well as other people injured due to the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver.
Individuals in an Uber or Lyft vehicle are also covered under the Michigan no-fault law, which entitles them to all the same benefits other Michigan drivers can recover. These benefits include payment for lost wages, hospital and doctor bills, out-of-pocket costs, and reimbursement for home care and nursing care.
Bay City Slip and Fall Lawyer
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm’s team of slip and fall attorneys has the experience and expertise needed to help slip and fall victims in Bay City get compensation. We understand how premises liability law permits negligent property owners to be held responsible for falls that occur. If an unreasonably dangerous situation causes an accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying for the costs associated with your injuries.
We can help you advance your claim and to work out the details surrounding your slip and fall case. While you focus on healing, we’ll work to determine and demonstrate a negligent party’s fault so that you can get coverage and receive damages for your injuries and for your pain and suffering. We’re ready to serve Bay City residents like you.
Proving negligence in a Bay City slip and fall case under Michigan law requires evidence. The law requires that a property owner where the fall occurred actually knew, or reasonably should have known, about the dangerous condition that led to a fall. Further, the property owner must have had the ability and opportunity to fix the problem or warn of its existence. Finally, the property owner must have negligently failed to do the above.
This concept is referred to as “notice” or “constructive notice.” Even with notice, however, a property owner is not required to fix a hazard immediately. Instead, the law permits a reasonable amount of time to correct a dangerous condition.
In general, the statute of limitations – or legal time limit – for a slip and fall case in Michigan is three years. Minors have one year after their 18th birthday. The statute of limitations is different against governmental agencies, so please consult a Bay City slip and fall law firm for details.
Bay City Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
The Michigan dog bite lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm stay on top of the various laws, rules, and court decisions that affect dog bite victims. We know that dog bites and attacks by dogs can be traumatic experiences, and we want to help Bay City injury victims receive the damages they are owed.
In Michigan, dog owners are liable for the bites and injuries caused by their dogs. Dog bite victims shouldn’t have to pay for the costs associated with their injuries and should also be compensated for the pain and suffering and trauma that a dog bite injury can induce. Our attorneys want to serve you.
Michigan has a dog bite law that states if a dog bites a person, and the attack was not provoked, the dog owner is liable for all medical bills and injuries from the dog bite attack. The dog bite statute, MCL 287.351, is a strict liability statute. This means the injured person does not even have to prove negligence to get a recovery. So long as the attack was not provoked and there was no trespassing, the injured person is entitled to monetary compensation.
Michigan leash laws, found in MCL 287.262, state that no dog owner shall allow his or her dog to stray unless held properly on a leash. This law applies to dogs that are not on an owner’s property. The leash law can be used to demonstrate negligence in cases involving a dog bite.
Bay City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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 in Bay City can cause severe effects, such as physical pain, limited mobility, stress, and other negatives. Our attorneys will stand up for your rights and fight for the money damages that you’re owed after medical malpractice occurs.
The National Institutes of Health defines medical malpractice as any “act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.” Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor or medical professional fails to provide the medical “standard of care.”
In the legal world, the standard of care is what a reasonably competent healthcare provider with similar training and experience would do under the same or similar circumstances. If a medical professional performs an action or fails to perform an action that results in failure to meet the standard, such a situation may be considered medical malpractice.
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 Bay City 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.
Bay City Social Security Disability
Applying for social security and navigating the complex process can be a difficult and harrowing experience for many Bay City residents. At the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, we have attorneys dedicated to Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, an area of law we’ve been handling cases for decades.
Social security often becomes available at a time of great vulnerability in a person’s life. Around retirement age, there is so much more to worry about financially, as well as physically and emotionally, and you should not have to spend time stressing about long waits and whether or not your claim will get denied. You want an expert who knows what benefits you are entitled to under social security disability. So, let our legal experts help.
If your Bay City social security request was denied, you must request a hearing before an administrative law judge within 60 days from the date of the denial. You should go to your local SSA office to file the appeal. Further, let the experienced lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm help with the process. If you’ve been denied, don’t give up. Let us review and help with your social security case in Bay City.
Bay City Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt and experienced an injury while working, you can receive workers’ compensation in Bay City to cover the costs of your injuries and to make up for lost wages.
Under the Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation law, employees are entitled to certain benefits from their employers for most work-related injuries. In most situations, Michigan workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for a worker against an employer for an injury or disease resulting from an injury experienced while at work.
The Lee Steinberg Law Firm has years of experience successfully handling Michigan workers’ compensation cases for years. We have a team of experienced lawyers who are ready to help with your Bay City workers’ compensation case.
Michigan workers who are injured on the job within the scope of their employment are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The compensation relies on a no-fault system, so even Bay City injured workers who caused their own injury are entitled to benefits.
Most Bay City workers’ compensation benefits are limited in scope. This means you are not entitled to receive the full amount for your lost wages from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. In addition, you can receive only reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work injury. The system does not pay for non-work-related injuries and is not a substitute for family health insurance. Perhaps most importantly, you cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering resulting from a workplace accident.
Bay City Landlord-Tenant Lawyer
Michigan and Bay City landlord-tenant cases involve many special legal aspects. As with many negligence cases, landlord-tenant situations must demonstrate that a landlord or property owner was negligent in maintaining a building, resulting in a tenant’s injuries. Under Michigan law, special protections for tenants are in place.
Our team of experienced attorneys has been serving tenants for years, tackling all kinds of Michigan landlord-tenant personal injury cases and helping victims get compensation. We can help you support your case and can work to figure out the details behind a Bay City property owner’s negligence.
Michigan and Bay City tenants have special protections under Michigan law that provide greater protections than what non-tenants receive.
Michigan law includes a specific statute that requires landlords to keep rental properties in reasonable repair and maintain the properties and common areas fit for their intended use. If a landlord does not uphold these requirements and if a tenant is injured, these protections can support a lawsuit that seeks compensation for injuries.
Landlord-tenant injury cases often involve challenging battles with management companies and building owners. You, as the tenant or injured party, must prove the landlord was negligent in maintaining the building and this negligence caused their injuries. Seek the help of an experienced landlord negligence lawyer who has helped injured Bay City residents and tenants.
Bay City Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful deaths are such tragic events because the causes behind an accident leading to wrongful death could have been avoided. At the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, we help families and loved ones affected by a wrongful death to obtain damages after experiencing such a painful event.
Bay City wrongful death cases involve a special type of claim and specific duties and deadlines. Therefore, it’s important for our experienced Michigan wrongful death attorneys to begin reviewing your case and learning more about the details as soon as they can.
Economic losses include:
- Loss of earnings and financial support
- Loss of work benefits
- Hospital, medical, and funeral expenses
- Costs related to property damage
- Loss of household services
Loss of earnings takes into account likely future income taxes and is adjusted for inflation while considering how many more years the deceased was likely to work. Non-economic losses relate to grief and emotional loss determined in the settlement or by a jury if a case goes to trial.
A family should receive compensation both for direct economic losses and for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.
In Michigan, there is a specific law that regulates how wrongful death lawsuits are litigated and administered. Under MCL 600.2922, a personal representative of the Estate is in charge of the lawsuit for the deceased’s family member wrongfully killed due to the negligence of another person. Once a lawsuit is filed, the personal representative has 30 days to serve a copy of the lawsuit on all individuals entitled to money damages.
Compensation You Deserve
The person or entity who caused your injuries in Bay City should be held responsible for your damages. Since insurance companies rarely provide adequate compensation for injuries and instead seek to deny your just compensation, the legal experts at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm can take on insurance companies.
The dedicated legal team at the Law Offices of Lee Steinberg will join your side. We will fight for the compensation that you are owed and make sure that negligent parties are held responsible. The results and compensation that we’ve secured for personal injury victims speak for themselves.
After you’ve been injured, you need time to heal. Don’t let the stress from insurance company adjusters and other financial and legal matters detract from concentrating on recovery. Let our attorneys handle negotiations and getting you money and justice. Bay City residents know that they can count on the Lee Steinberg Law Firm to advocate for them and to seek fair results and damages owed to our clients.
If you’ve been injured, damages from a personal injury claim in Bay City can cover:
- Hospitalization and emergency medical treatment
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Lost or reduced wages
- Pain and suffering, including trauma
- Loss of quality of life
Living in Bay City
Located near the base of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, Bay City, MI, is home to about 34,000 residents. Bay City offers a peaceful suburban feel with plenty to do for both residents and visitors. With a happening downtown and a beautiful Riverwalk, Bay City has parks to walk through, boats to board, antiques to look for, and food and flavors for everyone.
Bay City’s artistic charm and historic waterfront community make it a special place. Sail along sparkling blue waters or visit the naval ship museum. On land, musical and theater acts aren’t hard to find, and restaurants with seafood, great breakfasts, and plenty of ice cream and chocolate abound.
As with so many cities in Michigan, its residents know where to turn if they need legal help for a personal injury. The Lee Steinberg Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys are ready to serve you. Our practice areas cover many services for Bay City residents, which are outlined below. Great communities in Michigan, like Bay City, have numerous car crashes and unfortunate things that happen each year. If you get injured, we want to hear about your case and help you seek the compensation that you are owed.
Emergency Services and Local Contact Information for Bay City
- Bay City Fire Operations, 1401 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708 (989) 892-8601
- Bay City Law Enforcement, 501 Third St., Bay City, MI 48708 (989) 892-8571
- Bay County Sheriff’s Office, 503 Third St., Bay City, MI 48708 (989) 895-4050
- Michigan State Police, 333 S. Grand Ave., Bay City, MI 48909-0634 (517) 332-2521
- McLaren Bay Region Hospital, 1900 Columbus Ave., Bay City, MI 48708 (989) 894-3000
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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 means that almost 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.