Auto Accidents

Michigan Car Accident Lawyers

Aggressive Pursuit of Full Compensation

An average of three deaths occur every day in Michigan — and another 70,000 people are injured in auto accidents every year.

At Ferris & Salter, P.C., we know all too well the pain and hardship caused by these frequent accidents. Our experienced personal injury lawyers hold negligent drivers responsible and strive to obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and losses. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we have represented hundreds of car accident victims statewide since 1981.

About Michigan Auto Accident Claims

Michigan requires plaintiffs to meet an accident threshold to sue a third party for injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The victim must suffer (a) serious impairment of a body function, (b) permanent disfigurement, or (c) death. Serious injuries are recoverable as are permanent and catastrophic injuries, such as loss of limb, brain damage, or paralysis.

State law also imposes a time frame (statute of limitations) to file a lawsuit for damages:

  • Car accident victims have three years to bring a suit against the other driver or entity whose negligence led to the accident (third party).
  • If your own insurance carrier (first party) will not pay your rightful damages (such as lost wages, property damages, or medical expenses), you have one year from the date of the accident to sue your insurance company.
  • If the other driver had no insurance or not enough insurance coverage to fully compensate your losses, claims can be filed against your own Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist policy. Please note, hit and run accidents will result in claims being filed against your Uninsured Motorist policy.

Don't Wait to Contact an Attorney Following a Car Crash

The statute of limitations is just one reason to consult a Michigan auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can explain your rights and advise you about making statements to police or your insurance agent.

Our investigation includes gathering evidence and witness statements, and often retaining an accident reconstruction specialist to determine why the car crash occurred.

Our firm is adept at pinpointing the negligence and securing damages through settlement or verdict. We abide by our clients' wishes about negotiating versus going to trial. Our only concern is obtaining the maximum compensation to which our clients are entitled. Damages can include medical bills and lost wages, future earnings lost, pain and suffering, disability and disfirgurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases arising from a fatal car accident, we seek economic damages as well as non-economic (emotional) damages on behalf of surviving family members.

Fighting For Your Rights: (734) 677-2020

We realize that you may be hesitant to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. However, the medical expenses and other losses may quickly prove overwhelming in the aftermath of a serious car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident.

Please contact our Ann Arbor, Michigan office. We offer a free case evaluation, and handle car accident claims on a contingency fee — we don't get paid unless we recover compensation for you.

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.…

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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…