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By Your Side After A Tragedy

A severe or fatal accident can leave your health in doubt and your family’s financial well-being in jeopardy. From struggling to pay doctor’s bills, asking your employer to grant medical leave and looking out for your loved ones, you have enough responsibilities to handle. Pursuing legal action? You may not think you have the time or the energy to tackle this task.

Before you let the statutes of limitations expire on a personal injury or wrongful death claim, consider these points:

  • Recovering from your injuries may be more expensive than you realize
  • You should not be financially responsible for paying for another person’s negligent, reckless or careless act
  • You do not have to face the legal system alone

I am attorney Joel B. Sklar, and I am here to help you navigate Michigan’s legal system and seek the compensation that you deserve. For over 35 years, personal injury victims and their loved ones have depended on me to aggressively advocate for their best interests.

Wondering if you have a case? Talk to me for free. Call my Detroit office today at 313-765-8530 to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

How Were You Or A Loved One Injured?

I only represent plaintiffs, the individuals filing a claim or lawsuit against another party. I consider it my mission to fight for the Davids in a world of Goliaths. I am not afraid to hold big businesses, insurance companies and other corporate interests accountable for actions that harm individuals.

Turn to me when you need a proven legal ally to challenge at-fault individuals and other parties for personal injury matters that include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, rideshare vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians
  • Slip-and-fall accidents on commercial or municipal property
  • Fatal accidents, requiring skilled representation in a wrongful death claim
  • Closed head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Paralysis, amputation and other life-changing injuries

This list is not comprehensive. Call 313-765-8530 to learn more about the personal injury and wrongful death cases that I take.

Representing Clients In No-Fault Accident Cases

In Michigan, drivers are required to purchase personal insurance protection (PIP), which is used to cover car-accident-related expenses. Rather than filing a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company, the accident victim files a claim with his or her insurer. This is called a no-fault claim because the victim does not need to establish fault to receive a settlement.

While a no-fault claim is supposed to streamline the payout process, the payouts allowed by the policy terms may not adequately compensate an accident victim. If you accept your insurance company’s settlement offer, you may be on the hook for higher medical bills than you anticipate. A lawyer can help you understand what your claim is worth before you agree to a payout.

Here is the bottom line: Please contact me before you sign any settlement with your insurer. Whether you need a strategic legal ally by your side in negotiations or in court, you can rely on me.

You Deserve Skilled, Proven Representation. Connect With Me.

I will give you the honest and compassionate counsel that you deserve during this challenging time. Speak with me for free about your concerns and learn how I can help.

You can reach my Detroit office via my online contact form or by dialing 313-765-8530.