At the Law Offices of Jeffery A. Cojocar, P.C., we handle all types of personal injury lawsuits. We have handled cases on behalf of plaintiffs (the injured party), as well as for defendants (the party being sued). This variety of experience helps us to truly know, understand and work within the laws of personal injury in the State of Michigan. Regardless of who you choose to work with, a great personal injury lawyer knows and understands ALL sides of a case.
What type of scenarios qualify as Personal Injury cases?
- Auto Accident / Motor Vehicle Accident (first and third party)
- Product Liability / Defective Product
- Wrongful Death
- Insurance Disputes
- Negligence actions
- Premises Liability (including but not limited to; slip and fall and negligent security)
- Medical, Dental, Veterinary and Legal Malpractice
- Dog Bite
- Fire Insurance claims
- Boating Accidents (including accidents involving jet skis and personal watercraft)
- Insurance Disputes
- Civil Rights / Police Brutality
When contacted by an injured party, the first step is to meet and discuss potential remedies that address the plaintiff's suffering. By law, an injured party must bring any action to recover damages within a certain time period- also known as a 'statute of limitations'. It is important for the plaintiff to understand what that limitations period is, as once that period has expired the plaintiff is legally barred from introducing ANY lawsuit. We will not only advise you of any limitations, but we'll also address the possible types of damages you may be able to recover.
For example, plaintiffs may recover compensation for injuries and lost wages, as well as any other damages suffered. With regard to ANY Personal Injury claim, you are responsible for paying all legal expenses as a 'contingency'. This means that, other than court fees and expenses, we (as your legal counsel) are paid a percentage of any monies we recover for you, rather than by the hour or project. However, if we do not recover any monies by way of a settlement, verdict or arbitration award, you will NOT have to pay attorney fees.
When representing defendants, we first discuss the projected timeline for the lawsuit, discuss any potential insurance implications, and develop a strategic plan of defense. At the end of the day, our objective is to vigorously defend you and limit your liability.
Our office is knowledgeable, compassionate and understands that personal injury actions are stressful for both sides of a case. More often than not, the plaintiff is typically recovering while simultaneously pursuing a legal remedy. At the same time, most defendants are also coping with the anger that goes along with the reality that they are being sued for personal injury.
Jeffery A. Cojocar is an experienced personal injury attorney. Having practiced in state courts throughout Michigan, as well as in federal courts in both Michigan and western Ohio, he is also well versed in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums and techniques.
"We are always happy to answer your questions about personal injury claims. If you have been injured or have been named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit, contact us immediately!" - Jeffery A. Cojocar