Personal Injury


Flint Personal Injury Attorney & Car Accident Lawyer

Bruce Leach has recovered substantial settlements for clients in the Flint area who have been wrongfully injured. If you have been injured, or if a loved one has been injured or, God forbid, killed because of someone else’s failure, he can help.

Bruce knows how emotional and difficult it can be from cases in which his clients have been hurt, sometimes seriously. He knows that even though money can’t reverse that injury, you deserve a settlement that allow you to carry on with living. That’s what makes Bruce Leach one of the best personal injury lawyers in Flint.


Types of Personal Injury Cases Bruce Handles

Unfortunately, there are many ways that somebody else’s negligence can result in an injury to you or your loved ones. Here are a few of the types of cases that Bruce Leach is familiar with:

There are a variety of drug charges that our drug defense attorney has experience handling. Here are a few of the common cases we see:

  • Auto accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slip and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Wrongful death

If any of these describe your personal injury case, read on. We’ll provide some more details on how you can get a settlement for each.

Are You A Personal Injury Victim?

Auto Accidents

In Flint, car accident attorneys can help you get a settlement if you were injured in a car accident because of another driver’s negligence. This includes trucking companies whose drivers cause an accident that injures you.

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death nationwide. In 2019, there were 24 fatal car crashes in Flint. There were many more collisions that caused non-fatal injuries, sometimes resulting in lifelong pain or disability.

The bottom line is if you were injured in a collision, you should have a skilled car accident lawyer in your corner. Here are a few common types of motor vehicle collision cases that Bruce has handled:

  • Truck accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents

What should you do if you’re injured in a car accident?

There are a few key steps you should remember if you’ve been injured in a car accident:

  1. Make a report with law enforcement: A police officer will perform a preliminary investigation of the crash, taking statements from witness, noting damage, and determining who was at fault. Getting a report prevents a “he said, she said” scenario.
  2. Get witness contact information: If you’re not too severely injured and there are witnesses, get their contact information. Witnesses often don’t wait until the police arrive, and the police may not get their contact info. Remember, these are people that may testify at your trial.
  3. Get immediate medical treatment: If you think you’re injured, visit a hospital and get examined. If you wait a long time to go to the hospital, lawyers for insurance companies will claim you were injured from something else, or were not injured very badly since you didn’t see a doctor.
  4. Get comprehensive medical tests: Don’t let a doctor talk you out of the appropriate tests like x-rays, MRIs and other scans. You have to make sure your injuries are discovered and well-documented.
  5. Don’t give a statement to any insurance company. Don’t give a statement to YOUR insurance company either. Often an insurance agent will call you early after the accident, hoping you haven’t had time to consult an auto accident lawyer. The insurance company is not your friend. They want to pay out as little as possible. Call Bruce first!

For more information on car accidents in Michigan, visit the Michigan State Police crash reporting site. For information on the law regarding car accidents, view the Michigan Vehicle Code, Section 257.401.

Dog Bites

According to the U.S. Postal Service, Michigan is one of the top 10 states for dog bites in the United States. The dog bite liability law in Michigan is clear – if you’re bit while on public property or lawfully on private property, the owner is responsible.

Dog bites are a traumatic event, both mentally and physically. Everyone, especially children, can suffer severe injuries or even death from a vicious dog.

In Flint’s ordinances on dog ownership, owners are breaking the law if their dog is running loose, or if they don’t take the proper steps to secure a vicious dog. Violations of both will help in your lawsuit if you’re bitten.

If you’ve been bitten, contact Bruce Leach. He’s an experienced dog bite attorney who can help.

Medical Malpractice

If you have been injured because of a mistake by the medical provider, you can sue for malpractice (also called medical negligence). Mistakes on the part of a medical institution can cause lasting pain or even death. If you or a loved one have been injured because of negligence, you deserve justice.

Common medical malpractice cases include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Medication mistakes
  • Failure to treat an illness
  • Botched surgeries
  • Childbirth injuries

A health care provider’s mistake could result in long-term hospitalization and/or death. That’s not to mention the mental and emotional impact of injuries caused by malpractice.

There are a few institutions in Flint that may be liable in a malpractice suit, including:

  • Hurley Medical Center
  • McClaren Flint
  • Ascension Medical Group
  • Mott Children’s Health Center

If these or any medical provider have caused you an injury, Bruce can help.

Michigan medical malpractice law is complicated. Make sure that you have a skilled malpractice attorney by your side. Contact Bruce Leach and get a free consultation for your case.

Nursing Home Abuse

You place a lot of trust in nursing homes, but there are cases in which they take advantage of you. By not caring for your loved ones, nursing homes can cause extended illness, along with mental and emotional pain. That’s where a nursing home abuse lawyer can help.

Common causes for nursing home abuse cases include:

  • Medication mistakes
  • Choking on food or other dietary issues
  • Bed sores
  • Falls
  • Patients who wander off unsupervised

Nobody deserves to be neglected. If your loved one is suffering, Bruce can get you the settlement you deserve and help ensure that your loved one is cared for.

Contact Bruce Leach to Get the Settlement You Deserve

If you or a loved one has been injured because of neglect, Bruce Leach can help you get justice. Call 810-275-8889 or contact us online to get a free consultation.

Bruce is recognized by clients and community leaders for his dedication to achieving results—which is why he's regularly named one of Michigan's top lawyers.
Bruce approaches each problem with three essential elements: strategic thinking, creative solutions, and proven results.
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