Southfield Personal Injury Lawyer
Southfield truly is “The Center of It All,” but it is also at the center of many personal injury incidents. Many of our major highways converge in Southfield making it an epicenter for potential car accidents.
If you have recently suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, this can have a catastrophic ripple effect on many aspects of your life. Beyond the physical challenges caused by the injury, the emotional toll can further hinder your overall well-being. Medical expenses can also quickly accumulate, especially if ongoing treatment or rehabilitation is necessary. Seeking justice and compensation through a personal injury claim can help alleviate the burdens associated with these injuries and pave the way for physical and emotional recovery.
Let the experienced personal injury lawyers at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys help you get your life back on track after your injury. Time is of the essence in personal injury cases, so don’t delay seeking the justice you deserve.
Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys Main Office Located in Southfield, Michigan
Southfield is the first home and main office of Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys. The Southfield office opened in 2015 and has been growing quickly ever since. While the firm was started in 2015, the attorneys at Giroux Pappas have been practicing for much longer and have deep, extensive experience in personal injury law. At the Southfield location, we have assembled 8 teams of skilled attorneys who all focus on personal injury law with specialties within this area of law. Our Southfield office is conveniently located right off of Northwestern Highway and Interstate 696, serving clients throughout Oakland County and Wayne County.
We take pride in
“Pure Law® at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys. This means that our team of attorneys work tirelessly both inside and outside of courts to ensure that our clients get the justice they deserve. While not all cases end up needing to go to trial, we know it is important to you to have a lawyer who knows exactly what is necessary to achieve great success at trial. At Giroux Pappas, we can help guide you through the important paperwork and explain all of your rights and choices.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
In a Southfield personal injury claim, the damages that you can recover depends on the nature and extent of your injury. Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys has helped our clients recover damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental health counseling
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Loss of consortium
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims in Michigan?
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years from the date of the accident or injury. This means that you have three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries (MCL §600.5805). Some cases, however, have a shorter, two-year statutory deadline. These claims include medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect cases (MCL §600.5805).
You may be eligible for a longer filing period than the usual 3 year deadline if the injury occurred before your 18th birthday. In that event, the filing deadline is either your 19th birthday or the three-year period, depending on which is longer.
Southfield Car Accident Lawyers
There were over 400 car crashes in Southfield in 2021. 4 crashes resulted in fatalities, and a staggering 157 crashes led to injury.
With this data in mind, it is no wonder that car accident injuries and fatalities happen frequently on our busy roads. Unfortunately, injury accidents are commonplace in the following congested areas in Southfield:
- Northwestern Hwy and 12 mile road
- Southfield Rd at 10 Mile Rd
- 12 Mile Rd W at Telegraph Rd
- 12 Mile Rd W at Southfield Rd
- Lahser Rd at 11 Mile Rd W
- Southfield Rd at Mount Vernon St
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you should be prepared to have to fight the insurance company for your rightful benefits. Contrary to how they present themselves, your insurance adjuster is not your friend. They may attempt to low-ball you with a low settlement offer to protect their bottom line.
To avoid falling into this trap, it is crucial that you seek legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable auto accident injury lawyer. Whether you are in Southfield, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, or elsewhere in Oakland County, the team at Giroux Pappas Trial
Attorneys will fight to protect your rights. We are prepared to take on the insurance companies on your behalf to help you win deserved compensation for your losses.
Trucking Accident Attorney in Southfield, MI
Trucks and semi-trucks driving along Telegraph Road (M-24), I 696, the Lodge Fwy and elsewhere in Southfield sometimes travel too fast and can cause accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a truck driver can be devastating. Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys are experienced trucking accident attorneys and can handle the complexity of taking legal action against truck drivers and their companies.
Our team of experienced Southfield car accident lawyers handle cases involving:
- Rear-end collision
- Jackknife accident
- Rollover accident
- Underride accident
- Wide turn
- Tire blowout
- Brake failure
- Blindspot accident
Many trucking accidents can be prevented through proper training, maintenance, and adherence to safety regulations. Giroux Pappas will help you win your life back through a Southfield trucking accident claim.
Southfield Dog Bite Injuries
Michigan ranks among the top 10 states for dog bites, and many Southfield and Oakland County residents are injured each year by dog bites. Many times, dog bite victims are children who are unable to properly defend themselves. This can result in severe injuries that may cause disfigurement, trauma, and scarring.
If you or your children have been attacked by a dog — even a family member’s pet — it’s important to seek legal advice from attorneys that are skilled in handling these unique cases. We’ve helped our Oakland County clients navigate the legal system to get the justice they deserve after dog bite attacks.
Dog Laws in Southfield
Southfield is blessed to have a wealth of public spaces that residents enjoy, including the Southfield Civic Center, Beech Woods Park, and the Southfield Public Library. Unfortunately, these public spaces are also prime places for dog bites to occur.
The City of Southfield Animal Control handles all animal bite and barking dog complaints within the municipality. Upon filing a bite report, the dog will most likely be impounded by a Southfield animal control officer.
In Southfield and elsewhere in Michigan, dog owners are held strictly liable for dog bites. If you were bitten by a dog on public property, or if you were lawfully on private property at the time, give the dog bite attorneys at Giroux Pappas a call. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Compassionate Legal Representation in Southfield Wrongful Death Claims
Losing a loved one due to the negligence of someone else is a traumatic experience. In such difficult times, seeking justice and holding responsible parties accountable can be a crucial part of the healing process.
At Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, our wrongful death lawyers understand the emotional and financial toll faced by families dealing with these tragic circumstances. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to provide you with dedicated legal representation. We will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Medical Malpractice Attorney in Southfield
When it comes to medical treatment, we place our trust in healthcare professionals to provide us with the highest level of care. Unfortunately, Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence can happen at any hospital or doctor’s office. Giroux Pappas attorneys have extensive experience in handling these complex cases and are committed to helping you heal.
We are prepared to hold healthcare providers accountable, including those employed at:
- Ascension Providence Hospital – Southfield Campus
- Oakland Regional Hospital
- St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
- Beaumont Hospital
- Ascension Providence Hospital
- McLaren Oakland Hospital
- Henry Ford Hospital
- DMC Sinai Grace Hospital
If you suspect that a recent injury, medical condition, or illness was caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider, the team at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys has both Medical Malpractice and trial experience.
We Represent Southfield Medical Malpractice Claims
Your hospital, doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, chiropractor, or podiatrist is not exempt from the law. If you have been injured or a loved one has died due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, you deserve justice. Our attorneys have secured millions of dollars for clients in medical malpractice suits. We handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Failure to Diagnose
- Wrongful Death
- Hospital Infection
- Anesthesia Malpractice
- Surgical Error
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Emergency Room Error
- Informed Consent
- Medication Error
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Vaccine Injury
Southfield Birth Injury Lawyer
Birth injuries can have lifelong consequences for both the child and their family. When medical professionals fail to act appropriately during childbirth, the results can be devastating. Look to Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys for guidance and assistance fighting for the financial support you need to care for your injured child.
We understand the emotional toll that birth injuries can take on families. Our team provides compassionate support and will walk you through the legal process, ensuring your voice is heard. We handle birth injury cases including those involving:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Brain Damage
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Vacuum or Forceps Injuries
We will tirelessly pursue a fair settlement from the responsible party. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your Southfield birth injury case to court and fight for your child’s rights.
Southfield Construction Site Injury Claim
The hazards of working on a job site or in a factory cannot be overstated. Your safety should always be the top priority, since the consequences of even minor negligence can be devastating. If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone other than your employer — whether it be another contractor, an equipment manufacturer, visitors on the site, or any third party, it’s crucial that you seek the guidance of an experienced construction accident lawyer.
The team at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys has extensive experience pursuing justice for construction workers who have been injured on the job, including those in which multiple defendants are at fault or contributed to the injury.
About Southfield, Michigan
Southfield, population 75,898, offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and economic vitality. Southfield’s thriving business district has made it a commercial and corporate center in Southeast Michigan. Many Fortune 500 companies have offices in Southfield.
The top employers in Southfield are:
- Meridian Lightweight Technologies
- Beaumont Health
- DENSO International America
- Icahn Automotive Group
- Allied Universal
Southfield is also home to a diverse residential community, attracting individuals and families. Residents and visitors also enjoy the Southfield Civic Center, Southfield Ice Arena and the Evergreen Hills Golf Course.
Serving Our Southfield Community
Giroux Pappas Gives Back to Southfield and the Surrounding Area
Our Commitment to Community Project supports charities in Southfield, Oakland County, and beyond into the entire Southeast Michigan area. Our team meets daily with individuals who have experienced unimaginable tragedies and are left in vulnerable positions. We want to lift up those in our community who are needlessly suffering. Every month, we donate $1000 to a different local charity.
We recently donated $1000 to the Shades of Pink Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Michigan committed to helping individuals cover expenses during bread cancer treatment. Since their founding, Shades of Pink has offered temporary financial assistance to individuals in Southeast Michigan.