Personal Injury and Wrongful Death


Personal injury accidents and wrongful death cases are devastating to all parties involved. The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Smith Haughey will investigate each case accordingly and aggressively pursue full and fair compensation from all negligent parties.

Our goal is to ensure that our clients and their families respectfully receive all the care, consideration and aid they deserve to ensure peace of mind and clear plans for the future.

Notably, our firm is ranked “#1 in Michigan in Personal Injury Litigation” by The Best Lawyers in America.

We are skilled in handling cases involving death and injury resulting from all manner of accidents and catastrophes. Often, these cases demand medical and technical expertise in addition to legal expertise, and we meet those demands. Our staff of experienced nurse-paralegals provides valuable assistance in the management of medical issues. We also regularly work with medical and technical experts in a wide variety of fields and specialties, and are well equipped to assemble the right team of experts for every case.

We have successfully represented people who have been injured or lost a family member in many types of cases, including:

  • Vehicular accidents, including: 
    • Automobile and trucking accidents
    • Motorcycle accidents
    • Airplane crashes
    • Boating accidents
  • Premises liability accidents, including:
    • Slip and fall accidents
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning, natural gas and other toxic exposures
    • Burn cases and explosions
    • Landlord liability
  • Product liability claims and defective machine accidents
  • Worksite accidents
  • Dog bites and other animal attacks
  • Failure to properly protect and negligent security

When someone you care about is injured, we can assist in managing the crisis when it occurs, take appropriate action to preserve evidence, and implement the process of pursuing a just recovery.

When we accept your case, we will usually enact a contingent fee arrangement—meaning we will not get paid until you do. In short, for every case we accept, we believe in that case and we put everything we have towards fighting for you.*


*Because of our firm’s traditional client base, we will not accept personal injury or professional malpractice cases against health care providers or attorneys.