When Bad Things Happen to Good People, We’re There.
At Conybeare Law Office, we understand that every day, good people have their lives changed by the reckless or negligent actions of another party. These actions can leave you with physical pain, emotional distress, and financial problems that you should not have to deal with alone.
We represent injured clients across Van Buren County. If you live in Paw Paw, South Haven, Almena, Hartford, Pine Grove, Mattawan, and all the other towns within the county and throughout West Michigan, call The Bear today at 269-769-BEAR. You can also fill out this contact form for your free initial consultation with a Van Buren County personal injury lawyer.
Our Van Buren County Personal Injury Practice Areas
The personal injury team at Conybeare Law Office represents clients across a wide range of practice areas. When you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, a Van Buren personal injury attorney at our firm will protect your interests, fight for your rights, and seek the fair compensation you need to take care of yourself and your family.
According to the Michigan State Police, there were 1,973 car accidents in Van Buren County in 2020, 13 of them fatal and 306 causing injuries. Due to the sheer size and speed of most motor vehicles, a crash can leave passengers, other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians with catastrophic injuries that take months or even years to heal. A Van Buren car accident lawyer at Conybeare Law Office can help you navigate the insurance claims process to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
Traffic collisions involving large commercial trucks are among the most tragic in Van Buren County. Accident victims may suffer catastrophic injuries or even lose their lives. Both they and their families may face an uncertain future. Our lawyers know this is a stressful and difficult time. Don’t go through it alone: if you’ve been seriously injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, call our truck accident attorneys today.
Motorcycle accidents in Van Buren County and throughout Michigan can be catastrophic due to the unprotected nature of motorcycles. In some instances, a rider or passenger may suffer severe injuries that will take months or years to heal. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Conybeare Law Office now to discuss your case.
Rideshare apps allow people to instantly request a ride and obtain convenient transportation. However, the growing popularity of Uber and other rideshare services has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the number of accidents in which they are involved. Accidents of this kind are complex because multiple insurance companies fight over who is responsible for injuries and damages. If you’ve been hurt in a rideshare accident, reach out to a Van Buren car accident attorney as soon as possible.
The 2020 Michigan Drunk Driving audit confirms that drinking and driving continues to be a problem across the state. In Van Buren County, there were 45 accidents that involved alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. A total of 64 people were injured and 7 killed. If you were injured or lost someone you love because another party drove under the influence, let the auto accident lawyers at Conybeare Law Office help you get justice.
Bicycle accidents tend to cause serious, life-threatening injuries because the rider is entirely unprotected. If you were struck by a motor vehicle because the driver failed to share the road safely, a Van Buren car crash lawyer can fight for the compensation you need to move forward.
Of the 1,083 traffic crash deaths in Michigan in 2020, 175 (16.2%) were pedestrians. They also suffered a significantly higher number of catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries due to being entirely exposed. When a negligent or intoxicated driver leaves you severely injured or disabled, Conybeare Law Office will fight to help you hold them accountable.
We all struggle to make sense of the events that led to someone’s death, especially if it was a wrongful death caused by someone else’s negligence, malpractice, inaction, or recklessness. If you’ve lost a family member due to wrongful death, the people responsible for your loss may be held accountable. Our team of wrongful death attorneys at Conybeare Law Office fights for families who have lost parents, children, spouses, and other loved ones.
Other Injury Practice Areas
In addition to auto accidents, a Van Buren personal injury attorney at our firm can represent clients in the following injury practice areas.
Other Case Types
Conybeare Law Office also represents people in these practice areas:
- Civil Rights and Law Enforcement
- Civil Rights and Schools
- Employment Law
- Social Security Disability
- Veteran’s Disability
Q. What Should I Do After an Auto Accident in Michigan?
When you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, your first and foremost goal should be your safety. Check yourself and your passengers for injuries and call 911 to report the crash. Ask the dispatcher to send the police and, if anyone in your vehicle is injured, an ambulance.
While you’re waiting for the police, exit your vehicle if you can safely do so, and take the following steps:
Exchange identification and insurance details with the motorist who hit you. Keep all conversation limited to identification and insurance information: do not make any comments about fault or liability.
Make sure you have the contact information for any eyewitnesses.
Take photos of the accident scene. Make sure you get everything related to the accident, such as the damaged vehicles, any debris on the road, and tire marks on the pavement.
Obtain the names of the officers who are making an official report of the accident and ask for a copy when it becomes available.
If you’ve been injured, you should go to the hospital in an ambulance for treatment. Otherwise, go to the emergency room or see your doctor right away, even if you think you are fine. Some injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, may not always show symptoms right away. You also want a medical record of your injuries to substantiate a personal injury claim. If you were injured, contact an experienced Van Buren County personal injury lawyer who can get the claim process started.
Q. What is the Average Personal Injury Settlement Amount in Michigan?
Many clients want to know how large of a settlement they can expect. Because every case is different, there is no ‘average’ amount that applies to all situations. Instead, the compensation you may be entitled to depends on the extent of your injuries and their effect on your life moving forward.
Most accident victims in Michigan are entitled to Michigan no-fault benefits. If you were injured in a crash and the other driver was at fault for the crash, you also likely have a Michigan negligence claim. Between these two types of claims, a crash victim can typically recover damages including:
Lost earning ability
Pain and suffering
Additional damages like loss of quality of life
Your attorney will use evidence like medical bills, pay stubs, and expert opinion to determine how much money you need to support your recovery. If you have questions about compensation amounts, be sure to address them with your lawyer.
Injured? Get a Free Consultation From a Van Buren County Personal Injury Attorney
When you’ve been injured in a preventable accident, it can seem as if everything is stacked against you. Negligent parties try to cover their tracks. Insurance companies make you a lowball offer or refuse to pay anything at all . These are unacceptable stall tactics that we understand and know how to fight.
You deserve a strong, experienced, and committed legal advocate who won’t settle for anything less than the money you need to rebuild after an accident. Contact Conybeare Law Office today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Van Buren personal injury lawyer who will give your case the attention it deserves. Call The Bear today at 269-769-BEAR or fill out this contact form. We also serve Berrien County, Cass County, and Kalamazoo, so no matter where you are in West Michigan, if it’s not fair, call the Bear!