What To Do After You Have Been Involved In A Car Accident

Published on October 5th, 2016

No one ever is expecting to be involved in an accident. The reality is you as a driver, passenger, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, could be injured in an auto accident at any time without warning. Over 298,000 motor vehicle accidents were reported in Michigan in 2014.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident? Here at Thurswell Law, our car accident lawyers in Detroit understand the pain, fear, and stress you may be feeling as a result of an accident. Immediately following an accident, there are many important decisions that need to be made and we are here to help.

What information should be documented?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being involved in an auto accident, whether you think it is your fault or not, do not make a statement or sign any paperwork.  In the state of Michigan, it is very important to obtain as much information from the passengers, drivers, and witnesses involved in a car accident. Contact information should include first and last names, phone numbers, addresses, insurance company and policy number, license plate, and make and model of the car. All of this information will be very useful to your car accident lawyer in Detroit. If witness information is not preserved at the scene of the car accident, or if it is missing in the police report, it will become more difficult to prove negligence. Your lawyer will fight to protect your rights as a victim, and identify the causes and circumstances before evidence is lost or destroyed.

When should you receive medical treatment?

Medical attention for any injuries as a result of an auto accident should be treated immediately. All pain should be reported. Even minor pain that may not seem important at the time, could result in a significant injury later on. If these minor injuries are not thoroughly documented it will be difficult to link them to the recent auto accident.

When should you involve a car accident lawyer in Detroit?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, consult with a highly reputable law firm such as Thurswell Law. Likewise, if your life has been directly impacted by a fatal accident involving someone close to you, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call our car accident lawyers in Detroit at (866) 354-5544 for a free consultation. No recovery  – no fee.


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