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.