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Michigan Car Accident Attorneys

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Automobile accidents can happen anytime, and often when you least expect it. In our state of Michigan, icy and slippery roads in the winter can be a culprit, but driver errors account for the majority of car accidents and injuries.

Bashore Green Law Group is one of the state’s leading personal injury law firms that focuses on handling auto accident cases, truck accident cases and motorcycle accident cases. Accidents reported to law enforcement in Michigan involve drivers who are deemed to be at fault. This provides an opportunity for victims of auto accidents, particularly those who have been injured and have costly medical bills, to receive compensation for their injuries and to help pay for costs. If you have been injured in one of these crashes, don’t hesitate to call our Michigan car accident attorneys.

For a free consultation in your language of choice (English, Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian), contact our team online or call (248) 487-1887.

When Can I File a Car Accident Claim?

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, there are two possible claims for which we can provide legal services. The first is where an individual sustains a bodily injury arising out of the defendant’s negligent operation of a motor vehicle. In these situations, the injured person is entitled to compensation for the non-economic losses or damages sustained.

The second example is when non-economic damages result in bodily injury in the form of physical pain and suffering, disability or physical impairment, denial of social pleasures, etc. Here, the law requires that the injured party sustained a threshold injury, defined under the law as “serious impairment of a bodily function.” This will require objective medical evidence in support of that injury and which injury must affect a person’s normal daily activities.

Because Michigan is a no-fault state, when a person sustains an accidental bodily injury arising out of the ownership, operation, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle, an insurance company is responsible for paying the following economic benefits:

  • Medical Expenses: Covers medical bills
  • Wage Loss: Covers lost wages for missing work
  • Attendant Care: Covers in-home nursing care
  • Medical Mileage: Covers for mileage to medical appointments
  • Replacement Services: Covers household chores, services, and child care
  • Home modifications: Covers expense for making your home accessible in case of disabling injury
  • Vehicle Modifications: Cover expense for making your vehicle accessible in case of a disabling injury

Injured individuals may be able to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the extent of their damages. This is why it’s crucial to hire an experienced law firm that knows how to protect its clients’ rights. Our team truly cares about our clients and believes if negligence contributed to your injuries that you shouldn’t have to cover your costs of care.

Common Types of Car Accidents and Their Causes

Car accidents can occur in various ways, each with its own causes and contributing factors. Understanding the common types of car accidents can help you identify potential risks and take necessary precautions to avoid them. Here are a few examples:

  • Rear-end collisions: These accidents occur when a vehicle hits the one in front of it. Common causes include distracted driving, tailgating, and sudden stops.
  • T-bone accidents: Also known as side-impact collisions, these accidents happen when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another. Running red lights or stop signs, failure to yield, and speeding are often the causes.
  • Head-on collisions: These accidents involve two vehicles crashing into each other from the front end. Factors such as drunk driving, wrong-way driving, and driver fatigue can lead to head-on collisions.
  • Intersection accidents: Accidents that occur at intersections can involve multiple vehicles and often happen due to driver negligence, failure to obey traffic signals, or misjudgment of another driver's actions.
  • Single-vehicle accidents: These accidents involve only one vehicle and can be caused by factors such as speeding, distracted driving, loss of control, or poor road conditions.

At Bashore Green Law Group, our experienced car accident attorneys have handled cases involving all types of accidents. We understand the complexities of each situation and can provide you with the personalized representation you need to pursue your claim effectively.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Knowing what steps to take immediately after the accident can help protect your rights and ensure a smoother claims process. Here are the key steps to take after a car accident:

  1. Ensure your safety: Check yourself and others involved in the accident for any injuries. If it is safe to do so, move your vehicle to the side of the road to prevent further accidents.
  2. Call the authorities: Contact the police to report the accident. They will document the incident and create an official accident report.
  3. Gather information: Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Also, collect contact information from any witnesses at the scene.
  4. Document the accident: Take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to all vehicles involved and any visible injuries. This evidence can be valuable when filing a car accident claim.
  5. Seek medical attention: Even if you don't feel injured, it's important to get checked by a medical professional. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical report can provide important documentation for your claim.
  6. Contact an experienced car accident attorney: It's crucial to have legal representation to navigate the complexities of a car accident claim. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.

At Bashore Green Law Group, our Shelby Township car accident attorneys have been providing client-focused representation since 2008. We understand the challenges you may face after a car accident and are here to guide you through the legal process. Contact us today for professional and experienced legal assistance.

Call Us for Professionalism & Experience

The experienced attorneys at Bashore Green Law Group can answer any questions you have about your unique situation, specific state laws, and how new changes may affect your specific situation. You can start by setting up a no-obligation meeting with us in person, by phone, or by video conference to learn about the options available to you.

Bashore Green Law Group is available 24/7 to answer your questions and respond to your concerns. Call our Michigan car accident attorneys today at (248) 487-1887.

Car Accident FAQs

  • Q:What contributes to car accidents?

    A:There are many different factors that can cause car accidents, although human error is the most common error. Another is distracted driving. When drivers are on their phones, eating or drinking, or even using their GPS systems while driving, they’re not completely focused on the road or their surroundings. It’s incredibly important to be alert while driving because sudden hazards can require split-second decisions.
    Other causes of car accidents in Michigan and throughout the country include drunk driving, speeding, fatigued driving, and reckless driving. Sometimes a manufacturer could be responsible for an accident if a faulty part or defect contributed to the crash.

  • Q:What are common injuries associated with car crashes?

    A:Depending on the nature of the accident, such as how many cars were involved, the speed they were traveling at, and more, injuries can vary. Common injuries associated with car accidents include cuts and abrasions, whiplash, broken bones and fractures, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

  • Q:What should I do after a car accident?

    A:Seeking medical attention for your injuries should be your top priority after a car accident. Even minor injuries should be diagnosed and treated before they potentially worsen and place your health in jeopardy. From there, we recommend documenting your accident as much as possible so you have evidence to aid your claim, from taking photos of the car damage and your injuries to collecting the information of any witnesses so they can provide testimony. Then call our law firm to get the secure representation you need.

  • Q:What if the driver flees the scene of the accident?

    A:Involved in a hit-and-run accident? Just because the driver who injured you fled the scene and can’t be found doesn’t mean you won’t be able to have your injuries and damages covered. We can help you determine whether you have uninsured motorist coverage that can protect you in these types of situations.

  • Q:How much time do I have to file a claim?

    A:You have limited time to file a claim after your accident. In fact, Michigan’s statute of limitations is three years, meaning that victims have three years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or party. We encourage clients to call us as soon as possible to avoid losing their chance of recovering damages.

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