The Plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) specialize in representing injured and/or disabled people. Our attorneys bring a wealth of experience in handling cases from auto, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, involving negligent suits against the at-fault driver to first party no-fault benefits under Michigan’s no-fault law for wage loss, medical expenses, household services, and survivors’ loss.
Our experienced attorneys routinely assist clients with premises liability claims, including trip and falls and slip and falls, wrongful death claims, dog bites, nursing home malpractice, medical malpractice, scuba diving accidents, liquor liability injuries, plane crashes, Social Security disability claims, and workers’ compensation cases. Our lawyers have broad experience in other areas involving insurance claims, disability claims and fire loss suits.
It is not easy in today’s legal and insurance environment to recover financial compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. It takes an experienced attorney with an ability and willingness to fight for their clients. This is what you will have in the Plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers at CMDA.
The Plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers at CMDA can assist clients with:
- General Negligence
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- No-Fault Benefits
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Brain Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Trip and Falls/Premises Liability
- Slip and Falls/Premises Liability
- Insurance Claims
- Products Liability
- Workers Compensation
- Long Term Disability
- Social Security Disability
- Nursing Home Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
- Negligent Shooting Injuries
- Scuba Diving Cases
- Property Loss Claims
- Protecting Your Family in an Auto Accident When you buy insurance for your automobile, you want to protect those in your car as much as a known person in another vehicle if someone is seriously injured. Michigan no-fault insurance companies are doing what they can to reduce coverage for your loved ones, even though you are paying for full insurance protection. Some ...
- Acho Quoted on ESPN.com regarding NFL Concussion Case Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently quoted in an article on ESPN.com regarding a last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case. Mr. Acho represents about two dozen clients in the concussion case and is disappointed with this latest development since CMDA has clients with meritorious claims who have been waiting patiently ...
- Acho Featured in MiLW “Sidebar of the Week” Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was featured in this week’s “Sidebar of the Week” in Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The article focuses on his sports law practice, specifically representing retired athletes. Hall of Famer Lem Barney was his first client out of law school and, for the past 15 years, Acho has represented ...
- CBS Detroit Article Highlights Acho’s Involvement in Helping Retired NFL Players Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was featured in the CBS Detroit article, “Livonia Attorney Fighting for Concussion Settlement from the NFL.” The article highlights his involvement in the upcoming class action settlement against the NFL and his desire to help retired NFL players struggling with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and other neurological ...
- Land Owner has a Higher Duty than an Injured Party In a recent case, a woman fell and injured her back when brick and mortar steps beneath her crumbled. The land owner brought, and was awarded, a summary disposition dismissing the case at the trial level. Upon appeal, the Court of Appeals held that the land owner has an actual duty to take reasonable steps to ...
- Acho Gives Opening Remarks at NFLPA Annual Meeting Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office and finalist last year for the position of Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, was invited back by NFLPA President Eric Winston to give the opening remarks at the 2016 meeting. Winston said the players wanted to hear from Acho again. Mr. Acho delivered his remarks via ...
- Plaintiffs May be Able to Recover on a Slip and Fall on a Foreign Substance on Floor As in all premises liability cases, a dangerous condition is open & obvious if “an average user with ordinary intelligence would have been able to discover the hazard and risk presented upon casual inspection.” The Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have been using this defense to have cases tossed out of court and many ...
- Black Ice is Not an Open & Obvious Danger Black Ice Not an Open & Obvious Case Allowing Plaintiffs a Recovery: In any slip and fall case the Defendants in today’s system of justice always argue that the condition was open & obvious to a person of ordinary intelligence with casual observation. If the condition is in fact open & obvious and does not meet ...
- Acho Keynote Speaker at Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium hosted jointly by the Chaldean American Bar Association and Sommer Schwartz, P.C. Mr. Acho discussed highlights of his law career, including being nominated to run as a candidate for the position of Executive Director of ...
- Litigation: How to be Better Prepared Under the American legal system, there is no realm of human activity that fails to spawn litigation. The financial cost of a potential judgment is easily recognized. Less understood is the cost of time, energy, and resources (financial and human) of the litigation process itself. Even the defendant who avoids judgment by “winning” his case ...
- Blamer Prevails in First Party No-Fault Case In 2014, Robert L. Blamer handled a first party no-fault case which on its surface was very easy, but made very difficult by fighting insurance companies. Mr. Blamer won both at the trial court level and the Court of Appeals level where the Court of Appeals awarded Mr. Blamer and CMDA substantial attorney fees because ...
- The Michigan No-Fault Law: An Explanation of Your Rights When an Accident Occurs Michigan’s No-Fault Law was designed to take care of certain financial needs of an injured person or injury party when the injury occurs during the ownership, operation, or maintenance of an automobile accident regardless of who caused the injury. These financial losses, more commonly referred to as economic losses, can arise not only in the ...
- Automobile Accident Report Form: Steps to Take if you are Involved in an Accident If an accident occurs: Try to remain calm and thoughtful. If you or anyone in your car is injured, stay in the car unless there is danger of fire or another accident. Use your cell phone to get help from the police and medical personnel. Avoid making statements about responsibility to other drivers, witnesses, the police or insurance ...
- Do You Have Appropriate Motor Vehicle Coverage? Since 1972 Michigan has operated under a no-fault law for accidents that occur involving the use, operation, or maintenance of a motor vehicle. This article explains the no-fault law, along with some tips to ensure you have appropriate motor vehicle coverage. When you purchase automobile insurance you obtain certain minimum, standard coverages. If you do not ...
- Determining Coverage Under the Michigan No-Fault System The Michigan No-Fault system provides two mechanisms of recovery when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident. First party benefits provide the claimant with medical expenses, wage loss, replacement services and, in the case of death, survivors’ loss benefits. Meanwhile, third party benefits provide the claimant with compensation for pain and suffering. The ...
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March 23, 2016
It is with great pleasure that I would like to share my experience with Robert Blamer as my attorney and legal representation in my difficult and unusual case involving my automobile accident.
When I first met Mr. Blamer at his office I was very hesitant, uncertain and confused. The head trauma I suffered in the accident left me feeling vulnerable, a position I was not used to being in. During the progression of that initial meeting- though I remained reserved, I quickly found myself warming to his approachable personality. His strength of character and extensive knowledge gave me the assurance I needed to go forward with entrusting my case to him, though I remained guarded.
As time and my case progressed, Mr. Blamer (slightly exasperated I might add) made the statement, “Gloria, at some point you are going to have to trust me.” In response, I skeptically raised my eyebrows in drawn of silence. Trust is not something I have ever taken lightly or given freely and, with my history, must be hard earned and proved.
At the close of my case as we settled in our seats for the final decisions, Mr. Blamer looked over at me and said, “I don’t like to lose.” I stared back intently and gamely replied, “I don’t either.” Not surprising to me, we won the case and for the first time ever I found myself signing documents without painstakingly reading them first. Mr. Blamer quickly informed me I had every right to read them before signing. I looked at him and smiled assuredly, “Bob, I trust you.” Nothing more needed to be said. I had given him the highest honor I could have given anyone.
April 19, 2016
I would recommend Mr. Blamer to anyone in need of legal representation. I was very impressed by his expert professionalism and personalized service. Throughout our interaction, I quickly began to depend on Bobs honesty and reliability. I am confident that he would be an asset in any case hired! Thanks Bob!