Black, Black and Black has developed a national reputation for its handling of personal injury cases. With over six decades experience and over $100 million recovered for our clients, we have the knowledge and proven track record needed to bring justice.
Click the titles below to learn more.
Distracted, aggressive drivers are prevalent on our highways, and a car accident is an everyday occurrence. Despite the frequency of accidents, being injured in a car accident can have serious effects on a victim’s life. Car accident victims often face high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, severe injury, permanent disability, or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Even if you are not sure that the other driver was at fault, our firm may be able to help you. Please contact our Michigan Car Accident Lawyers today.
Rarely can one drive along the highway without passing a semi-truck. But even though we are used to seeing them, their inherent dangers haven’t decreased. Semi-truck drivers often must navigate at speeds slower than the flow of traffic—with large blind spots, and their trucks are prone to jack-knifing because of their awkwardly distributed weight and high center of gravity. In addition, trucks may spill their loads, potentially causing accidents and ultimately, injuries to other drivers on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, please contact our office.
Workers Disability Compensation
If you have been injured on the job or have sustained a work related condition that impairs your ability to work in any way, you may qualify for Worker’s Disability Compensation Benefits. This benefit can pay your lost wages for the rest of your life and your work related medical expenses. Please contact our office to learn if you qualify for this benefit.
Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets do not cause harm to others. When a dog attacks a person, the resultant injuries can sometimes be severe, requiring emergency and ongoing medical treatment. Scars and disfigurement can occur in serious cases, and in the worst scenarios, victims may be killed. Children are often bitten by dogs after unknowingly provoking them. In most cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance handles injury claims. If an attack happens while the victim is legally on private property (e.g. an invited guest, to deliver mail, etc.) or while the victim is on public property, the owner is typically liable as long as the victim was not intentionally and persistently antagonizing the animal. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, please contact us today.
Premises Liability/Slip & Fall
Injuries that occur on someone else’s property, whether residential or commercial, due to the property owners negligence are entitled to benefits. The property owner may be negligent for not fixing their stairs, flooring, walls or cleaning up debris or snow or ice. If you or a loved on has been injured, please contact our office today.
Though there are not always obvious indications of a closed head injury, it is important that victims of suspected head injury receive serious medical care. Anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident, fall, or similar incident may sustain an injury that only qualified medical personnel can diagnose. Closed head injuries can include concussions and traumatic brain injuries in which there is no puncture or visible wound. Many closed head injuries are the fault of someone other than the victim, and the victim or his or her family may be able to receive compensation under the law. Please contact us today to learn more.
Contact us for more information.
ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, can pose dangers when not operated appropriately. ATV accidents can cause head injuries, broken bones, sprains, facial injuries, property damage, and even death to those involved in a collision or crash. The likelihood of an ATV accident increases with the use of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, speeding, carrying more people on an ATV than the manufacturer intended, or operating an ATV in unsafe driving conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, you may be able to receive compensation. Please contact us to learn more.
The Firestone tire recall in August 2000 brought to the forefront the issue of defective tires. Tire defects can result in serious injuries to both drivers and passengers. Tread separation and blowouts have been responsible for numerous injuries and deaths, and the rates of such accidents have been higher among truck and SUV drivers. Like other manufacturers, tire makers have a responsibility to ensure that their products do not harm consumers. If they do, the manufacturer may be held strictly liable under the law. Please contact our firm today.
Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury during accidents, especially when an automobile or truck is also involved. Speeding, alcohol or drug use, and disobeying traffic laws on the part of either a rider or the drivers of the vehicles nearby greatly increases the likelihood of a serious accident. When motorcycle accidents occur, the results are often devastating. Victims are often left with serious injuries or permanent disabilities; some do not survive. For the victims and their families, high medical bills often combine with emotional strain to cause additional suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our firm today.
Construction sites pose many dangers to workers and others in the area. Workers often must lift heavy objects, operate large machinery, and perform job duties at elevated heights. Still, proper protocol and safety practices can decrease a worker or passerby’s risk of being injured. When someone causes a preventable construction accident through negligence, he or she may be liable for the victim’s injuries. For example, a supervisor at a construction site is responsible for enforcing safety measures. Employers of construction workers must properly train their employees. Companies that manufacture construction equipment are liable if their products prove to be defective. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact us today.
Unlike employees in other fields, railroad workers are not covered by traditional workers’ compensation plans. Instead, they are covered by the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA), which was created in 1908 in an attempt to reduce the number of railroad-related injuries and to protect workers. FELA gives injured railroad workers the right to sue their employer in cases of negligence (even if the employer is only partially responsible for the employee’s injury. If you are an injured railroad employee, you may be entitled to compensation under FELA. We can help you with your case. Please contact us today to learn more.
Unlike employees in other fields, railroad workers are not covered by traditional worker’s compensation plans. Instead, the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) was created in 1908 in an attempt to reduce the number of railroad-related injuries and to protect workers. FELA gives injured railroad workers the right to sue their employer in cases of negligence (even if it is only partially responsible for the employee’s injury). If you are an injured railroad employee, you may be entitled to compensation under FELA. Please contact us today.
Considerable debate surrounds the issue of firearms. The stories of their dangers are far too common. Injuries caused by firearms either accidentally or intentionally are inherently serious. When one person causes injury or death to another with a firearm out of negligence or wrongful intent, he or she may be legally liable. In cases in which a child injures someone else with a firearm, his or her parents may be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured by a firearm, please contact us today.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is most often caused by a severe impact to the head, and can result in lasting physical and mental problems. Emotional trauma often affects both victims and their loved ones. Because traumatic brain injuries are most often caused by accidents, they are often the fault of someone other than the victim. Automobile accidents are the most common cause of TBI. Other causes include falls, violence, and sports injuries. While people with minor head injuries often make full recoveries, people with severe traumatic brain injuries often face permanent disability or death. Many TBI patients require long-term rehabilitation beyond their initial medical care. Some may never be able to work again. As a result, many TBI victims and their families find themselves facing tremendous financial obstacles. Our firm is committed to helping victims of traumatic brain injury receive compensation so that they can focus on healing. We will fight for you with tenacity and compassion. Please contact our firm today.
Spinal Cord Injury
Injuries to the brain and spinal cord are some of the most devastating types of injuries because of their ability to cause long-term or permanent disability. Brain damage may affect any or all body functions, from speech to cognitive function to consciousness. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis and other problems with movement. Brain and spinal cord injuries can occur in many ways, including car accidents, falls, birth trauma, and violence. Victims of brain and spinal cord injuries usually require long-term medical care and incur extremely high medical bills. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a brain or spinal cord injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact us today.
Most people fly for business or pleasure at some point in their lives. They expect the planes they ride in and the pilots who fly them to meet certain standards. When an aviation accident occurs, the case can be complicated, in part because more than one state (and sometimes more than one nation) may be involved. From the smallest personal aircraft to the largest passenger jets, experience is necessary to find who is at fault in an accident and bring closure to the injured parties. If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, please contact our firm today.
Swimming, diving, or boating accidents can be devastating and confusing. Legally speaking, aquatic accident cases can be complicated. A swimmer diving into a shallow pool on private property falls under entirely different jurisdiction than a boating collision on ocean waters. Experience with admiralty and property laws is vital to successful resolution of an aquatic accident case. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an aquatic accident, please contact our firm today.