Unable to Work Due to Injury

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Personal Injury Attorneys

At Ferris & Salter, P.C., we are a respected personal injury law firm that is dedicated to serving the needs of injured people and the families of fatal accident victims throughout Michigan. Our attorneys, Don Ferris and Heidi Salter-Ferris, understand the financial consequences of a serious injury and the anguish it can cause an entire family.

It was just an accident. I'm fine; I don't need to worry about medical care. I have health insurance; I don't need to talk to a lawyer about getting my medical expenses paid. I don't want or need the burden of a lawsuit.

Over the years, we have found that many people are initially hesitant to pursue a lawsuit. They may feel that they are able to manage the challenges of their injuries and that a lawsuit would simply cost too much time and money. As time passes however, they may experience significant financial distress caused by their injuries, including lost wages and large medical bills. This is the point where an experienced attorney can provide them with invaluable assistance and much needed peace of mind.

Consequences of an Injury

  • Medical expenses: Undoubtedly, a spinal cord injury (paralysis), loss of a limb (amputation), or traumatic brain injury (TBI) will result in a lifetime of medical expenses. What many people do not realize is the extent of medical expenses that they face for injuries that are less than catastrophic. You will have to pay for ambulance services, emergency care, surgical procedures and hospital stays. The residual effect on your financial situation is inescapable.
  • Lost wages: Many people experience lost wages throughout the duration of their physical recovery. However, when a severe injury results in the inability to perform basic job functions, it is only natural to worry about your ability to earn a living and support your family.
  • Employment concerns: As unethical or illegal as it is, when employees start costing their employer significant sums of money (in the form of raised insurance premiums), the injured employee may suddenly find that their hours have been reduced or that they have been terminated. Not only does this initiate concerns over the sudden loss of income, it also raises concerns over lost health insurance.

Our lawyers understand the financial concerns that follow a serious accident. With over 250 jury trials and countless settlements and verdicts behind them, they have the skill, knowledge and resources to provide the effective personal injury representation you deserve.

We offer a free case evaluation to answer your questions and assess your case. We collect no attorney fees unless you collect compensation and we accommodate your needs by offering home and hospital visits, or after-hours consultations by appointment. Contact us to talk to an experienced Michigan personal injury attorney.

Meet Our Team

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Ms. Salter-Ferris graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 1983 and has limited her practice to serious injury law ever since. She began her legal career at a prestigious Chicago law firm before relocating to Ann Arbor in 1988.… Read More

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Mr. Ferris is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame, graduating with highest honors in 1973. He received his law school degree from the University of Michigan in 1976. After working as a Washtenaw County senior assistant public de… Read More