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An accident-related injury can cause serious damage not only to your health, but also to your finances and emotional well-being. Don’t sit back and let another person’s mistake destroy your life. Start working with a personal injury attorney who’s ready to aggressively pursue the outcome you deserve.

At Mussin & Scanland, PLLC, we provide fierce legal representation to clients injured in the Downriver area and throughout Wayne County, Michigan. Tell us if someone else’s negligence led to your injury in Allen Park, Trenton, Rockwood, or Grosse Ile Township. We’ll set you up with a free consultation at our office in Southgate so we can start building your case. Let us be your dedicated advocates in your fight for fair compensation.

Cases We Represent

Personal injury cases are typically based on accidents caused by another party’s careless behavior. Whether you were hit by a semi-truck or wounded by a faulty product, our team of experienced litigators is prepared to walk you through your legal options. We take a detailed and thoughtful approach to every case, including those that involve:

We understand how overwhelming the aftermath of a personal injury can be. That’s why we’ll be by your side from start to finish as we seek to hold the responsible party accountable as well as the financial compensation you deserve.

Proving Fault in Michigan Personal Injury Claims

When addressing your personal injury claim, Michigan courts will seek to determine fault. In order for you (the plaintiff) to qualify for compensation, the opposing party (the defendant) will need to be found liable for your injury.

Michigan law uses four elements to examine whether a “reasonably prudent,” or presumably responsible and law-observing, person acted in a negligent manner and therefore caused you harm. The four elements of negligence are determined by the following questions:

  • Did the defendant owe a duty of care to the plaintiff’s safety from harm?

  • Did the defendant’s action constitute a breach of said duty?

  • Were the defendant’s actions responsible for the injuries the plaintiff sustained?

  • Do the plaintiff’s injuries qualify for damages for which a defendant can compensate them?

If the defendant cannot provide a reasonable justification for their actions, they may be assigned fault for your personal injury claim.



Available Damages

If someone else was found responsible for your injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation, or damages. The state of Michigan separates damages into two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

Economic damages can be quantified and are easier to prove in an insurance claim. They can compensate for aspects like:

  • Medical expenses (both current and future)

  • Therapy costs

  • Property damages

  • Lost wages

  • Lost earning capacity

  • Funeral costs (in the case of wrongful death)

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages cover things that cannot be assigned specific dollar amounts. They are designed to reimburse people for things such as:

  • Physical pain and suffering

  • Mental anguish

  • Embarrassment

  • Decreased quality of life as a result of your injuries

  • Physical impairment or disfigurement

  • Loss of consortium or companionship

Contact us at Mussin & Scanland, PLLC to learn whether you qualify for damages. We’ll outline your options going forward and explain the limits placed on certain types of compensation.

Why Hire an Attorney?

After being injured in a car accident or an instance of medical malpractice, you may be trying to split your focus on both your physical and financial recovery. You shouldn’t have to. Instead, allow a knowledgeable attorney to handle matters like your insurance claim.

Your health should be your top priority. Leave the legalities to us at Mussin & Scanland, PLLC. As experienced personal injury professionals, we know what it takes to navigate your case and skillfully seek the results you need. Tell us when you’re ready to start moving forward.

From our office in Southgate, Michigan, we proudly serve the needs of clients throughout Wayne County. If you were recently injured in Allen Park, Trenton, Rockwood, Grosse Ile Township, or anywhere else in the Downriver area, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Don’t be forced to pay for damage someone else caused. If you’ve been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, get in touch with us at Mussin & Scanland, PLLC. Our team of personal injury attorneys is ready to help you seek financial compensation. We represent clients in Southgate, Michigan, and the rest of the Downriver area.