The Elia & Ponto Law Firm
Here at The Elia & Ponto Law Firm, we take each client and case term deadly serious. We understand that our clients are going through a tough time and are ready to help you immediately. A Michigan car accident lawyer at our firm is ready to help victims of car accidents, semi-truck accidents, and motorcycle collisions file a Michigan car accident claim and help you understand what options are available to you in terms of compensation. We are also suited to help victims of bicycle accidents and Michigan pedestrian accidents as well as those seeking help with Michigan social security disability. Speak with a Michigan car accident lawyer at our firm today!
3 Reasons Why
Free Case Evaluation
Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your individual situation to see if you have a case. Contact us immediately so that we can learn more about your situation to see how we can help you.
Years Of Experience
We work hard to get you every dollar you deserve for your case. Our attorneys have years of experience and know how to handle the insurance companies to fight for your rights.
Personal Touch & Education
Every claim is different, but more importantly, every client is unique. At The Law Firm of Elia & Ponto, our clients are not forced to become another number in a long line of clients.
Who We Are
At The Law Firm of Elia & Ponto we understand and appreciate that when potential clients contact our office, they are often looking for more than a monetary recovery. Many times, our clients are looking for help in recovering from the injuries they sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. We have realized over the years that most clients are unaware of the medical benefits they may be entitled to the moment they are in an automobile accident, or that in certain circumstances, a business or other private property may have insurance covering medical treatment related to the injuries sustained in the accident. A Michigan Auto Accident lawyer must be dedicated to your case. That’s why here at the Michigan Auto Accident law firm of Elia & Ponto we treat every client like family. Contact a Elia & Ponto Auto Accident Lawyer today!
Meet Our Attorneys
At Elia & Ponto your case will be handled by a top rated attorney, not a paralegal or law clerk. We offer a free, no obligation case review and we will represent you on a contingent fee basis.
Sam E. Elia
Co-owner and Managing Partner
Member of the Michigan Bar Association and active member of the metro Detroit Chaldean community. Mr. Elia received his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Wayne State University (2008) and his Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2011).View Profile
Adam P. Ponto
Co-owner and Managing Partner
Member of the Michigan Bar Association and Michigan Association for Justice member. Mr. Ponto received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.View Profile
Attorney Alexander (Alex) Brown attended the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in general management in 2010.View Profile
Licensed in Michigan 1996 and New York 2011. Educated at the University of Detroit Mercy Law. Over 20 years in litigation initially with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office handling criminal matters on all levels throughout the Wayne County Criminal Court.View Profile
Mr. Alkhalidi studied Political Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn before earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated with honors.View Profile
Mr. Cohen received a full merit scholarship after high school to attend Wayne State University in Detroit. He graduated in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with distinction. Following undergrad, Howard attended Wayne State University Law School.View Profile
Attorney Brandon Wolfe is a graduate of Michigan State University who received his Bachelor’s degree in political science. While in law school, Brandon clerked for Honorable Shalina Kumar in Oakland CountyView Profile
Attorney Andrew Kas-Marogi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. He joined Elia & Ponto as a law clerk in 2021 and has worked closely with personal injury cases ever since.View Profile
Darnell Anthony Smith is a graduate of the Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Michigan and was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 2020. Darnell was later admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2022.View Profile
Car Accident Q&A: Statistics, Settlements, and When to Call an Attorney
We’re answering your most-asked questions about car accidents. From questions about health insurance and Medicare coverage after an accident to settlements and when exactly you should involve a lawyer—we’re talking about all of it!
Auto Accidents and Health Insurance in Michigan
Imagine: you’ve just been in a car accident, and you need to be hospitalized. Between the ambulance ride and the medical testing and treatment, costs are adding up fast. How are you going to pay for them? In the state of Michigan, medical coverage is provided as part of No-Fault driver’s insurance (mandatory for all drivers in the state). No-fault insurance doesn’t mean that someone can’t be found at fault of an accident, only that each driver’s individual insurance pays for their own medical and damage costs. (With some exceptions depending on the circumstances of the accident.) This portion of Michigan’s No-Fault insurance is called Personal Injury Protection, or PIP.
How Does No-Fault Insurance Work in Michigan?
The state of Michigan implemented changes to its No-Fault car insurance laws in 2020. No Fault insurance states that, after an accident, the driver’s insurance covers costs such as damage and medical bills, regardless of who was at fault. No-Fault insurance automatically comes with something called PIP (or Personal Injury Protection), though drivers have the ability to choose their level of PIP coverage. This portion covers any medical bills that may result from an accident in addition to lost wages and “replacement services,” which provide support to injured individuals while they are unable to do regular tasks, such as grocery shopping or household chores.
Each individual claim is inherently unique. The Michigan Auto Accident Lawyers at Elia & Ponto recognize this. We will begin a thorough analysis of your situation and construct an effective plan of action the very first time you speak with one of our skilled attorneys. All of our attorneys are 100% dedicated to providing you with the best possible opportunity for maximum compensation for your case.
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