Michigan Traffic Accident Lawyer
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Every two seconds in America someone is injured or disabled in a traffic accident. Sometimes the injuries are obvious and life-threatening. Other times, even serious symptoms may not become apparent until much later.
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident in Michigan you may be entitled to settlement or financial compensation. Even bicyclists and pedestrians have legal rights which may entitle them to financial awards.
Unfortunately, many victims will not receive their fair and just compensation because they don’t contact a skilled attorney. The legal road is bumpy for those who are not familiar with the court system, and we have the experience to get the financial award you deserve. Don’t settle for peanuts just because an insurance adjustor tries to intimidate you. After representing thousands of accident victims, we have inside information that your insurance company doesn’t want you to know.
Our traffic accident lawyers have already helped thousands of Michigan accident victims collect millions of dollars, and we’re ready to help you. Call us anytime, 24 hours a day, and we will be happy to serve you. Remember, Goodwin & Scieszka fights for You.
More Car Accident Information:
- According to the National Safety Council, nearly 3 million people are injured in automobile accidents each year.
- There are thousands of car accidents each day in North America, amounting to an average of nearly 1 accident every minute of every day.
- These crashes can result in approximately 230 billion dollars of damage per year.
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Goodwin’s 5 Steps
Every two seconds someone is injured or disabled in an automobile accident. Throughout our lifetimes many of us will be involved in a traffic accident, and what we do immediately afterwards can affect the outcome of a personal injury case. If you happen to be involved in a serious traffic accident in Michigan, take these five steps to protect your rights and ensure you receive the full compensation entitled to you by law:
Call the police or dial 911
Take an account of any injuries and call for help. Let the dispatcher know of your location and if anyone has been harmed. In most cases a police officer will be sent to the scene. Try not to move your vehicle until the police have arrived. It is essential that you obtain a police report, as it is highly unlikely your insurance company will assist you with any claims if a report has not been filed.
Speak to witnesses
Keep conversation minimal and do not admit fault. Even an “I’m sorry” can be construed as something it is not. Avoid apologies and admissions of fault until all of the facts have been gathered. Talk to anyone who may have seen the accident and collect their contact information.
Use your cellphone or a digital camera to take photographs of the automobiles involved in the accident, any damage to your vehicle, skid marks, traffic signals and signs, and any intersections. These can be helpful depictions when filing your claim later.
Contact your insurance agent
Let your insurance company know that you were involved in an accident. Even if the accident occurred after business hours, leave a message. Do not be bullied and do not sign anything before speaking to an attorney. Any time wasted can affect your ability to get the justice you deserve.
Contact a licensed Michigan attorney
Don’t leave anything to chance! Let an experienced Michigan lawyer assist you through the complex legal process. Contact Goodwin & Scieszka anytime, 24 hours a day. If you are affected by an automobile accident, our attorneys are available to support you and to ensure you receive the full care and compensation you deserve.