When It’s Someone Else’s Fault, We Hold Them Accountable
When you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, the pain is unimaginable. Your bills keep piling up, and you have no way to pay them. The fear of not being able to get back on your feet and work like before is overwhelming. If you can’t earn an income, who will look after your family?
With Conybeare Law Office on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that some of the most experienced and committed personal injury lawyers are fighting for you. We have an office in St. Joseph, so if you live in Benton Harbor, Benton Charter Township, Stevensville, Lincoln Charter Township, Niles, Berrien Springs, Oronoko Township, or anywhere else across Berrien County or West Michigan, call The Bear today at 269-769-BEAR. You can also fill out this contact form for a free initial consultation with a Berrien County personal injury lawyer.
Our Berrien County Personal Injury Practice Areas
Injuries can happen in a variety of settings and situations, from car and motorcycle accidents to collisions involving rideshare vehicles and commercial trucks. Conybeare Law Office has the skills, resources, and experience to advocate for clients in a wide range of personal injury matters, including but not limited to those below.
There are hundreds of car accidents every day in Michigan. In 2020, Berrien County had 69 accidents involving serious injury and 7 resulting in death. If you’re injured in a car accident and the insurance company makes a lowball offer or doesn’t pay your claim, you need an experienced Berrien County car accident lawyer to fight for you and recover every dollar your claim is worth.
Drunk driving injuries are alarmingly frequent in Michigan. In 2020, 87 accidents involved drugs, alcohol, or both, leaving 128 people with serious injuries and killing 7 others. These statistics are disturbing, which is why our Berrien County car accident attorneys fight so hard to get victims of drunk driving accidents the compensation, justice, and results they deserve.
While most motorcycle rides end safely, the risk of an accident is always present due to issues like poor road conditions and negligent motorists. Immediately following a motorcycle accident, you may have more questions than answers about your health and financial security. Calling a Berrien County personal injury attorney can help you better understand your legal rights.
The number of fatalities caused by truck accidents is higher than any other type of road accident. Trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles, so they can inflict catastrophic injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Fatigued, distracted, and speeding drivers cause most truck accidents, so if you’ve been injured, let the truck accident lawyers at Conybeare Law Office hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Ridesharing has real benefits. If someone drank too much, they can call an Uber. Rideshare vehicles also provide transportation to people who don’t drive. However, Uber drivers have accidents just like any other motorist, but the claims process can be complicated. Let a Michigan rideshare accident lawyer at our firm negotiate for the compensation you deserve.
Riding a bicycle to and from work or school is a good way to get exercise and save gas money.. Unfortunately, motorists don’t always pay attention to cyclists or notice them until it’s too late to avoid a serious accident. These incidents typically result in serious injuries. If you’ve been hurt because a driver was negligent, our Berrien County bicycle accident attorneys can help.
Walking is both a great source of exercise and an environmentally friendly means of travel. However, there is always the risk that an accident will occur. Some drivers ignore crosswalks while others are so distracted or impaired that they lose control of their vehicle and crash into pedestrians, causing injury or death. Conybeare Law Office fights diligently for the compensation injured pedestrians need to recover.
Sadly, some accidents are so severe that the victim does not survive. If your loved one was killed by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages to cover funeral and medical expenses, as well as the financial support your loved one would have provided. Our Berrien County wrongful death attorneys can help you get justice for your loved one and compensation for your family.
Other Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our personal injury practice also includes:
Other Case Types
And we do more. Our practice areas include:
- Civil Rights and Law Enforcement
- Civil Rights and Schools
- Employment Law
- Worker’s Compensation
- Social Security Disability
- Veteran’s Disability
Q. I’ve Been Injured in an Accident. What Should I Do?
If you’re in an accident involving a motor vehicle, you want to take care of two things right away- your health and the preservation of the evidence you need to file a personal injury claim.
Start by calling the police and, if you have injuries, an ambulance. While you’re waiting for them to arrive, get contact information for the driver and any witnesses to the accident. The witnesses can support your version of events if the driver left the scene or later disputes what happened. If your phone was undamaged, take pictures of the accident site, making sure to include things like skid marks on the pavement, damaged vehicles, and other damaged property.
Once the police arrive, ask them to send you a copy of the police report. Then seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you’re hurt. You need to be checked out, and if you are injured, you’ll require medical documentation of your injuries to prove your claim later on. If you were injured, call a Berrien County car accident lawyer who can make sure you get the financial compensation you need to recover.
Q. How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The point of filing a personal injury claim is to restore you as much as possible to the condition you were in before the accident. Because each case is different, the amount you may be entitled to will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries, their impact on your future, and other factors unique to your case.
In general, you can seek non-economic damages like pain and suffering and loss of quality of life from the at-fault driver, as well as medical bills and wage loss from either the at-fault driver or your own insurance company, depending on what type of insurance you had. Your personal injury lawyer will use their resources and experience to assign a dollar value to your claim and present it to the insurance company responsible for compensating you.
Call for a Free Consultation with a Berrien County Car Accident or Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party or were left badly injured in a car crash, you need help navigating the legal system. The experienced and dedicated injury lawyers at Conybeare Law Office know how to present your case in a way that will get you the best outcome possible.
To speak to a Berrien County personal injury attorney, call The Bear today at 269-769-BEAR or fill out this contact form. We also serve Van Buren County, Cass County, and Kalamazoo County. Remember: if it’s not fair, call the Bear!