What to Do If You’re Injured in a Michigan Car Accident: A Personal Injury Firm’s Perspective
I’ve been in a car accident, but what do I do? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps:
- Call 911. It’s a crime not to call the police. Police officers will issue the necessary tickets, and paramedics will tend to any and all injuries. It’s essential to mitigate injuries as much as possible. Even if you don’t think that you’re injured, you should go to the hospital to have your neck and head examined.
- Speak to any and all witnesses. Even if you don’t think that you’re going to sue the person that hit you, you should take the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any person that clearly witnessed the accident. It’s not a bad idea to have them write a detailed description of what they witnessed on the day of the accident.
- Take photographs. There’s a camera on every phone, snap a couple shots to capture the essence of the scene.
- Contact your insurance agent. You’re going to have to file a claim, and the sooner you contact your insurance agent is the sooner that you’ll receive the benefits of your insurance policy.
- Contact a licensed Michigan personal injury attorney that specializes in Michigan car, motorcycle or truck accidents. Our firm specializes in all automobile accidents in the state of Michigan, and we are ready to give you a free consultation.
Auto accidents are tragic events that affect entire communities of people. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent driving, then our firm is here for you.
We’ve been litigating auto accident claims for over 30 years and we are tough on those that hit you and compassionate for your injuries.
Get the help from a personal injury firm where our attorneys, like Scott Goodwin, have been nationally recognized for their work in this area of the law.