When placed in a crash, it is normal to be in a panic. We have had lots of clients tell us that they do not know what was happening at the time of the crash. Your memory will not even serve you right when the time has already passed from the accident.
Here at Haque Legal, it is always our goal to help you out. We always want to ensure that you know what you should do and what you should not do in case of a car crash in Michigan. We always reiterate that you need to call our car accident injury attorneys immediately after a car crash. We have helped thousands of auto accident victims claim millions of insurance benefits with the proper handling of automobile insurance claims from start to end.
If you do end up forgetting to call because of the panic, we hope that you remind yourself not to commit the mistakes that people who suffered from a car crash would often commit. In this series of articles, we will discuss the common mistakes you should avoid when you are in a car crash.
Always Check The Important Dates
Always check the critical needs, especially the date of the crash. Another common mistake committed by many persons involved in a collision in Michigan is failing to check the important dates related to their impact. This is also one of the main reasons why hiring a lawyer or getting a lawyer on consultation would help you no more about your rights and how you can begin the process of claiming for your no-fault benefits.
One of the critical dates that you must remember is the filing of the written notice of injury. The written notice of injury must be filed within one year from the crash. If you suffered serious injuries and could not file because of such damages, you would have a cause to file belatedly. If you failed to file because of mere negligence, the lapse of the period would mean the lapse of your no-fault benefits.
Keep in mind that the purpose of the law in Michigan for applying a no-fault insurance scheme for automobile crashes is to help the injured pay for their lost wages, transportation costs, medical bills, and all of the other expenses related to the impact the injury suffered.
What is the consequence of this mistake?
Your failure to file for the no-fault benefits means that you forfeit the right to receive the help and will forever lose them.
What is our advice?
We advise our clients to contact us as soon as there is a car crash in Michigan. We cannot stress enough the importance of having a lawyer assist you every step of the way.
Never Treat Your Medical Examiners As Your Friend
If you are the type of person, who likes treating every individual they make a transaction will ask their friend this is not the time to do that. After a car crash, you would be dealing with a lot of people who are either paid by the State to find out what is going on (the police) or paid by the insurance company to find out how they can not pay you your benefits (the insurance adjuster, medical examiners, et al.).
A lot of people make the mistake of treating the people of the insurance company as their friends. They become too familiar with them and either hurt their case or lose their benefits or both. The same is true with your medical examiners.
While the law requires that the person involved in a crash in his painting insurance money undergo an independent medical examination by an independent physician, this is often not the case. There is nothing separate about the doctors who will examine you because they are selected from a pre-approved list coming from your own insurance company.
In some instances, the doctors will try to heal you or become your friend, but they would also work for the insurance company to make sure that your injuries are downplayed.
What do we advise?
If your insurance company or the court requires you to go through a medical examination, it is important to contact us and let us know immediately. This is not to delay your medical examination, but it is a step in making sure that you get a independent physician who has been proven as such.
Never Miss A Doctor’s Appointment
It is also a mistake to miss a doctor’s appointment concerning the previous common mistake. Suppose you sustained a severe injury and you were assigned a specialist, not necessarily from the list of pre-approved medical practitioners from your insurance company. In that case, you should follow all of his orders.
Some claims fail when the claimants fail to listen to the doctors and follow their advice. In our practice, we have seen good defense lawyers of insurance companies argue that the failure on the part of the payment to follow through with what the doctor recommended and attend his doctor’s appointments means that the claimant is uncooperative and does not want to recover fully from the injury in order to claim insurance.
What do we advise?
Follow the orders of your doctor. Always be mindful of your doctor’s appointments and keep in mind that every single appointment will be part of your medical records. You should always make sure that you are honest with your doctor and listen to them intently.
Never Dispose Of Anything While The Case Is Pending
Some people make the mistake of disposing of things that they think are not important to their case. This is not the truth. Every pillbox and every prescription you receive from your doctors is part of the evidence of the pain you went through.
Some clients also tend to forget to preserve and remove cell phone data and the videos coming out of your dashcam. All of these things are important in your case.
What do we advise?
Before disposing of anything, consult us and ask if you can already dispose of a specific thing. Our lines are always reachable, and our emails are always contactable. You should always trust that your lawyer will have your best interest in mind in case of doubt.
There are a lot of other common mistakes that you should avoid when involved in a car crash. You will find the series on our website.
Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Collision Problem
Now that you know some facts about your rights in case of a car crash in Michigan it is time to get down to it. If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs.
Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that the law will protect those who are innocent and the full extent of justice will be used.
The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice, and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.
Let us help you out.
After a car crash, call our car accident injury attorneys immediately. We have helped thousands of auto accident victims claim millions of insurance benefits with the proper handling of automobile insurance claims from start to end.