If you or your child has been injured while riding a bicycle, then call the Turkelson Law Firm for help. Northern Michigan has many bike paths and roadways that receive heavy bicycle / motorist activity. We take pride in holding drivers accountable for causing bicycle accidents because cyclists have the same rights as drivers and are entitled to share the road.
Whether you have been injured in a crash caused by a driver who was texting on a cell phone or have lost a loved one in a tragic drunk driving accident, we want to help you hold the driver accountable and recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Have you or a loved one suffered a life-changing, catastrophic injury? Injuries such as a crushed or severed limb, traumatic brain injury, severe burns, and spinal cord injuries will commonly leave the individual with a permanent disability and enormous bills for ongoing medical treatment.
Michigan law holds dog owners responsible for any physical injury their dog causes to an individual through biting. Many people believe that “every dog is allowed one bite,” but this is simply not true. A dog’s “good behavior” before an attack does not shield the dog owner from responsibility. If you or a loved one has just experienced a dog bite, you may have a claim for compensation.
When a motorcycle rider is injured in a collision with another vehicle, it is imperative to raise the question of who is at fault for the accident. Drivers frequently cause such accidents by failing to check their blind spots or denying the rider the right of way.
If you have reason to believe that an elderly loved one is being subjected to some type of abuse at the hands of the staff of a nursing home or assisted-living facility, contact me immediately to discuss the matter and learn about legal strategies that we can use on your behalf.
Northern Michigan has an abundance of pedestrian traffic throughout the year. Drivers are frequently found to be at fault for causing pedestrian accidents due to actions such as turning at an intersection without looking or backing quickly out of a driveway or parking spot. While the driver is secure in protections such as seat belts, air bags, and thousands of pounds of steel, the pedestrian has absolutely no protection in a collision.
After a slip and fall, swimming pool accident, or similar incident, it is important to raise the question of whether the accident should have been prevented. If reasonable property maintenance, fencing, or similar safety measures could have prevented the accident, then the property owner may be legally liable to you for monetary damages.
Every driver has a responsibility to take every possible precaution to avoid causing an accident, but this is especially true in the case of commercial truck drivers. Semi-trucks can legally weigh as much as 40 times more than a normal passenger vehicle and are capable of causing devastating injuries or death.
It is often possible to recover financial compensation for the accidental death of a loved one, provided that the decedent would have had grounds to sue for personal injury if he or she had survived the accident. If your loved one's death was caused by another person's careless or reckless actions, then you may have grounds to sue.