Negligence and Personal Injury
The Negligence and Personal Injury Practice Group developed out of a desire to provide personal services to Varnum clients, friends and family during a time of difficulty. Nearly every personal injury case we accept begins with a referral—from our current and former employees, our clients and their employees, and the vast Varnum family. It makes sense that when one of our clients or friends is in need, we want to help.
Skilled Lawyers and Personal Advocates
Varnum's personal injury attorneys offer legal expertise and, more importantly, personal advocacy to guide you through to the resolution of your legal matters. Dealing with personal tragedy is difficult enough without the added stress of pursuing legal action. We understand this, and will work as your personal advocate to help resolve the issues that can arise during and after a lawsuit. This may simply mean providing the best legal counsel possible or it could include dealing with the media, creditors, investment advisors or people preying upon your vulnerability.
Diverse Legal Services
Most large law firms, including Varnum maintain corporate and business clients as their bread and butter. Few individuals experience the benefits of a large law firm on a personal level. However, this type of law is not a side job for us. Several Varnum attorneys are dedicated to negligence and personal injury law and over 100 more stand ready to assist.
With Varnum, you can expect that your representation won't stop when your case is decided. Our attorneys have experience in various related areas including estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, real estate, and tax and financial law and can offer assistance regardless of the outcome of your case.
We Choose Our Battles
We do not accept every case that comes our way. Each case is examined for its merits, how well it fits with our experience and the potential outcome for the client. We don't gamble. We take cases we believe we can win. That doesn't mean we don't like a challenge, it means we are realistic with our clients from the beginning.
We are very conscious of potential conflicts with our current clients. Because we have numerous medical professionals and facilities as firm clients, we do not accept medical malpractice cases. We will, however, help you find the right attorney outside of Varnum.
Typically, a personal injury client does not have the funds to pay for a large corporate firm to represent them. We help break down the financial barrier to legal representation by offering our services on a contingency basis. Our fees are based on a percentage of the dollars we help you recover, and out-of-pocket expenses, such as court fees and medical record costs can be paid for from your recovery amount