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About the firm
Members of David Christensen Law develop personal relationships with clients to provide legal representation custom-tailored to their needs. We work with you to get you the settlement that covers all of your needs.
About the firm
Detroit Car accident Lawyers
A Law Firm That Listens to You
Listening. Protecting. Winning. That’s the entire philosophy of David Christensen Law. We’re an experienced Michigan personal injury law firm that puts clients before everything else. When you’ve been hurt in a car accident or injured in some other type of accident, you need an attorney who listens to your concerns and provides you with the information you need.
It’s important to us that you feel comfortable with the process of seeking the financial compensation you are entitled to. We make it a point to form a personal connection with each of our clients so that we know how to serve them best.
When you work with a Detroit personal injury lawyer from our firm, you’ll get real, honest information as it pertains to your unique situation. There won’t be any empty promises or technical jargon. Just straight answers that you can use to make an informed decision about what to do next.
A Law Firm That Protects Your Rights
The aftermath of an auto wreck or a serious injury can be one of the most confusing, traumatizing periods of your life. To make matters worse, the insurance company or the attorneys representing the at-fault party will do everything they can to take advantage of you and leave you undercompensated.
You can relax. David Christensen Law will deal with these entities on your behalf and make certain that your rights are respected. Whether that means negotiating a settlement or representing you in court, we won’t let anyone treat you with anything less than respect.
A Law Firm That Wins for You
Our firm gets results for our clients. We’ve helped injury victims from all across Michigan obtain seven- and eight-figure settlements to cover their damages and losses. Every personal injury attorney in our office knows how to efficiently investigate an accident and build a powerful case to support an injured victim’s need for compensation.
We will obtain a full settlement for you, or we'll take your case to trial. David Christensen has achieved the highest possible honors for a trial lawyer, and no personal injury law firm has a better record at trial. We’ll also work closely with you and your doctor to account for all of your losses and future accident-related needs and determine what a full settlement amount should be. You’ll get the compensation you need for your recovery.
Why hire Our Firm
Why Hire David Christensen Law
When you need an experienced Detroit personal injury lawyer who treats you like a human being and not a case number, you need David Christensen Law. Our reputation speaks for itself. And we aren’t just known for taking especially good care of our clients—we also have a reputation for being exceptional trial attorneys.
Our founder, David Christensen, is a recognized leader in the field of personal injury law. He has held leadership positions in numerous professional organizations and has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America (an award given to just the top 2 percent of attorneys).
David earned these achievements through consistently delivering winning results on behalf of clients. In fact, the seven- and eight-figure settlements he’s won have even set records. Insurance companies know our reputation, which makes them more likely to settle according to your terms.
Not Like Other Firms
Our firm doesn’t accept every case. When we take you on as a client, we are making a commitment to you. Our objective is to deliver the results you need to recover from your car crash or catastrophic injuries. We will spare no resource to reach your objective.
You’ll never wonder what the status of your claim is when you work with us. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and make certain that you’re prepared for whatever challenge might be ahead. While our stellar reputation makes settling your case through negotiation highly likely, we are always prepared to go to trial should it become the best means of winning your financial compensation.
Year of Experience, Proven Results
David Christensen Law has been helping injured victims get justice for well over twenty-five years now. We know what sort of tactics the insurance company will use, and we know how to build a compelling case that exposes those tactics for what they are. Whether you suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken bone, or any other injury type, we truly care about getting you the funds you need to put your life back together.
We provide every new client with a free consultation to learn what legal options might be available for compensation. There’s no obligation to continue past the initial case evaluation, so there’s no risk involved. We want to make things as easy as possible for you after your injury, and that starts the moment you contact us.
David Christensen Law
David Christensen Law is well-known for getting winning results for their clients, but David and his team aren’t just capable and experienced—they’re recognized leaders who have achieved record-setting settlements.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I have been in an accident. What should I do?
Nothing is more important than your health. If you have a personal injury go to the doctor or emergency room first. Do not hesitate: Michigan’s no-fault act provides insurance coverage for your medical care if you don’t have health insurance. Many injuries, such as mild traumatic brain injuries, or even damaged spinal discs do not appear to be as serious at first, and only later you may discover how serious the injury is. This is why it is important to see a doctor after an accident.
- Who will pay for my medical bills?
Don’t worry, the auto insurance companies or your health insurance company will cover most of your medical expenses. If you were working when the crash happened, your company’s worker’s compensation insurer can also help cover the bills. Your no-fault car insurance also covers any other expenses related to your care, recovery or rehabilitation like: Mileage for trips to the doctor, Home nursing or attendant care (even if provided by your friends or family), and Home accessibility needs like ramps, hand rails, and even widened hallways and doors.
- I can't work. Who will pay for my lost income?
Michigan no-fault auto insurance covers your lost wages if you are injured and cannot work. It will pay 85% of your gross wages for up to 3 years. Even if you were between jobs, but looking for work, you may qualify for lost wage payments, based on 85% of your gross pay at your most recent job.
- What if I need help with housework?
The No-Fault Act has you covered here too. If you require assistance doing chores around the house because of your injuries, your no-fault insurer must pay up to $20 per day for someone to help you. This benefit can last up to 3 years.
- Who is going to pay for my damaged car?
Michigan law requires the at-fault driver to pay the first $750 in repair bills for each car they damaged. Any amount above $750 is paid by your own collision insurance.
- What if the driver that hit me was uninsured?
Every auto insurer offers optional uninsured motorist coverage. This additional insurance covers you and your car if the driver and vehicle that hit you was uninsured, or if they fled after the collision and cannot be found. It acts like insurance for the uninsured (or missing) driver that hit you. Uninsured motorist insurance is optional, so you may not have it. Wise drivers purchase this very inexpensive but important coverage to protect them against uninsured drivers’ negligence.
If you don’t have this insurance, and the driver that hit you does not have any insurance, or flees the scene, you will not be compensated for your damages.
- What if the driver that hit me was under-insured?
If the at-fault driver did not have enough insurance to compensate you for all of your damages, your under-insured motorist insurance coverage will cover the shortfall. For example, if your injuries were serious and your damages were valued at $500,000, but the at-fault driver only had $100,000 in insurance, you would lose $400,000. If you had purchased under-insured motorist coverage, you would be protected up to the amount of coverage you buy. In this example, if you had bought $500,000 in coverage, your insurance would cover the shortfall up to $500,000.
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company called me. What do I do?
Don’t be your own lawyer. The only reason the at-fault insurance company is calling you is to try to take advantage of your lack of experience and knowledge in this area. They will frequently offer very low settlements to unsuspecting accident victims before you can get advice from an attorney specializing in auto and truck accident cases. Call an attorney that specializes in auto and truck accident cases before making any deals with an insurance company.
- When should I consult an attorney?
It is never too early to consult an attorney if you have been injured in a car accident. Any consultation should be free of charge, with no up-front payments whatsoever. Be sure your attorney specializes in serious truck and auto accidents for best results. Christensen Law never charges for a consultation, and guarantees that there will never be a fee unless you win your case.
If you believe you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”), only consider attorneys that spend at least 80% or more of their practice handling these cases. A TBI case requires deep knowledge and experience to get the best results for this very serious injury. They are difficult to prove, yet are incredibly life altering events.
Don’t leave your future to an attorney that dabbles in the field. Find someone who teaches other attorneys how to best handle these cases, like David Christensen.
- Where do I get my police report?
Most police departments make the police reports available online. If not, you can get a copy of your report at the police department that took your information at the accident scene.