Five Things Detroit Drivers Need to Know About Michigan Car Accidents

What if you were involved in a Detroit car accident? Would you know what to do after a serious crash? Most people do not expect to get involved in a car accident and are not prepared with what to do after the collision. If you are involved in a Michigan car accident, emotions, adrenaline, and injuries might prevent you from thinking clearly following the crash. Try and remember the five important tips that drivers should follow.

1.) Call the Police

Whether the injuries are minor or severe, you must call 911 to send the police out to the collision scene so that you can file an accident report. Also, do not move the vehicles until the police arrive. Evidence is key and sometime the police will act as mediators.

2.) Gather Driver Information

After the accident, ask to see the other driver’s information and get their name, address, and phone number. Also, make sure to take down their driver’s license number, insurance policy number, and license plate number. If the driver does not own the car, write down the name and information of the vehicle’s owner. If there are witnesses, ask for their names, addresses, and phone numbers as well. Gathering the most information you can will help protect you in the long run.

3.) Get Medical Treatment

If you have been hurt, you must get medical treatment immediately. Even if your injuries may appear minor in nature, seek help because sometimes minor injuries may turn out to be major.

4.) Take Notes and Pictures

If you have a camera or a cell phone with a camera, you need to take pictures of the cars and the damage areas. Write down the date, time, and the weather conditions. Detailed notes and photos can help clear up disputes later on.

5.) Do not Admit Fault

Even if you think the accident was your fault, it might not be. Do not admit fault on the scene or sign any papers.

Michigan car accidents can result in severe injuries, such as broken bones, paralysis, whiplash, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injury, and can leave you with a permanent disability. Other collisions can turn deadly.

If you have been injured, or if a family member was killed in a Michigan car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation and more.

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