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With over 30 years of experience, The Our Advocate Partners are among the top personal injury attorneys in the state of Michigan. Furthermore, they utilize a vast network of qualified, hard-working, compassionate, and successful attorneys to ensure your personal injury case is handled by a true professional.
Personal Injury practice in Michigan and referrals from the surrounding states devoted to these areas!
Are you asking, “What should I do after a car accident?”
Do’s and Don’ts of Personal Injury Claims and Accident Victims
In order to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, there are some basic things to keep in mind when a personal injury accident has occurred.
- Do call OurAdvocate before you make any statements to anyone.
- Do call the police if you are able.
- Do seek medical help immediately or as soon as possible.
- Do get the other parties information if you are physically able. If you cannot get the information, the officer reporting will give you his name and badge number in order that you may obtain the police report, which will include all parties’ information.
- Do call your insurance company. It is acceptable to call us before you contact the insurance company.
- Do preserve all evidence and take pictures even if the only camera you have is your cell phone.
Whether it was a car wreck, truck crash, accident or wrongful death claim, you are not alone in this; our network of attorneys is here for your help –
Are you asking, “What shouldn’t I do after a car accident?”
- Don’t deny a personal injury or the pain you may suffer. It may be instinct to claim that “I’m ok, I’m ok,” but when an accident has occurred, there are many injuries that will not surface until days or even weeks later.
- Don’t say the accident was your fault or was not someone else’s fault. Fault is an issue that is often fuzzy at the scene, and is something best sorted out later.
- Don’t make a statement to the other person’s insurance company. The insurance company is taking a statement to protect its position, not yours.
- Don’t talk to other parties in the accident.
- Don’t talk to witnesses at the accident or from the accident.
- Michigan Personal Injury and Accident Facts
- Insurance companies represent their interest FIRST, yours second.
- Police may determine the “at fault” party at the scene of the accident, but the determination is not official legal conclusion.
- You may have injuries that worsen over time and documentation may be very important to this proof.
- You may have expenses that fall under the umbrella of financial entitlement in a personal injury case.
- You may feel pressured by insurance companies to sign paperwork without proper understanding.
- Property damages may be covered outside of insurance policies with other civil causes of action
- The other party involved may be without insurance or underinsured.
- Insurance law is very complicated and insurers have plenty of money to litigate.
If you are a victim of a personal injury, you are entitled to financial compensation for your medical and property expenses and incidental costs caused by the accident. You may also be entitled to additional damages to cover future expenses, pain and suffering, or other injuries and expenses. Nevertheless, the insurance company, whose only reason for existence is to compensate you if you are injured, will almost assuredly resist paying you the compensation you deserve for your personal injury.
You have a lot to consider. Before you make any decisions, call OurAdvocate for a free consultation at +1.248–841-1060.