Lansing Car Accident Lawyer
Working with a Lansing car accident lawyer at Elia & Ponto can truly be a life-changing experience. Auto accidents are unexpected, life-changing events – and realistically, nothing can prepare you for one. Hardships such as physical injuries, financial burdens, mounting medical bills, and loss of wages can occur in the wake of a crash. Although can be a challenging and difficult time, it should not be further complicated by the claims process and ensuring that you receive the compensation not only needed to make a full recover – but what is also deserved.
A Lansing Car Accident Lawyer at the law firm of Elia & Ponto is able to assist victims of auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. These forms of accidents can be traumatizing and really take a toll on victims emotionally as well as financially. A Lansing Auto Accident Lawyer at our firm is just a call away.
The term “accidents” includes crashes involving cars, semi-trucks, motorcycle collisions, bicycle crashes, and foot accidents. In a broader context, the phrase “personal injury” includes injuries resulting from animal attacks, apartment complex slip-and-fall, boating accidents, dog bites, premises liability, and railroad accidents. Please speak to a Lansing car accident lawyer at our firm immediately for more details.
Dangerous Roads and Intersections in Lansing
In a car accident, even the most cautious drivers can be involved. Some factors, however, tend to increase the chances of an accident and may make a particular highway or intersection more dangerous than others. Some of the following are:
- environment (rain, ice, snow)
- entrance/exit ramps & merging traffic
- lane markings
- obstructed or limited view (foliage, etc.)
- obstruction or debris on the road
- roadway construction (narrow lanes, ongoing construction projects, sharp turns, shoulder drop off, etc.)
- shifting traffic patterns
- time of day
- uneven surfaces, including potholes
Although car accidents happen everywhere, Lansing has some of the state’s most dangerous roads and intersections – some of the worst offenders are along the I-496 and US-127 corridors. Additionally, the behavior of a driver can also heavily contribute to the likelihood of an auto accident. To reduce accident, injury, and fatality rates drivers should be aware of the state driving laws, dangerous roads, and consequences of risky driving behaviors. If you or a loved one was recently injured in an auto accident, speak with a lansing car accident lawyer at our firm today!
Meet Our Lansing Auto Accident Attorneys
At Elia & Ponto, your case will be handled by a top-rated Lansing car accident lawyer, not a paralegal or law clerk. We offer a free, no obligation case review and 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
Lansing Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, auto accidents in Lansing, and other cities throughout the state, are frequent – which commonly can result in some sort of injury. It is also extremely common for you or a loved one to be involved in an auto accident at some point in their life.
Speaking to a Lansing auto accident lawyer from Elia & Ponto can dramatically improve your situation. The Elia & Ponto Law Firm has represented clients with injuries that include broken or fractured bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), injuries to the back and neck, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, lacerations, and all other serious injuries.
State law requires three things prior to an injured person’s entitlement to compensation for the injuries sustained from an automobile accident – also referred to as “pain and suffering”. First, there must be no fault with the person seeking compensation for the accident.
This should be known by a qualified and skilled Lansing car accident lawyer. Secondly, the injured person must sustain an “objectively manifested” injury. In simpler terms, the person must sustain an injury that will appear on a medical diagnostic test – including MRI, X-Ray, CAT Scan, EEG, etc. Lastly, the injury must result in a “serious impairment,” which typically results in an impact on one’s lifestyle due to injuries sustained in an accident.
Legal action by the victim must be taken within three years of the accident date or they will not be able to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver for their “pain and suffering”. In the absence of a lawsuit within three years, the claim may be barred forever. For this process, an experience Lansing auto accident lawyer will be available to help you or a loved one.
Once again, the claim of each individual is completely different. If you have been injured in a car accident, call the Elia & Ponto law firm and talk to a Lansing car accident lawyer today!
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Your Lansing Car Accident Lawyer
At Elia & Ponto, our automobile accident attorneys recognize that each client’s claim is inherently unique. That is why we are going to start a thorough analysis of your situation and construct an effective action plan – all beginning the moment you speak with one of our skilled and qualified lawyers. Let a Lansing car accident lawyer take care of you. Contact us today!
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