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You’re in a Car Crash. Now what? Steps to take After a Car Accident (Pt. 2)


In the first part of this series, we have settled on the first things that you should do after a car crash in Michigan. In a summary, you need to contact your lawyer after contacting the police. What else do you need to do? This article aims to provide you with more answers.

After Making The Calls, Getting The Information, What Else Should I Do?

If you can, you need to take a break after you have done the first part of the necessities after a car crash in Michigan. It is not uncommon for individuals who have been a part of a car crash to have significant injuries that are must at the beginning of the crash. You may feel well at the beginning and do all of the things that you were able to do and yet have a significant or a serious injury hiding.

You should talk to the emergency response team and report all of your injuries and what you remember from the crash. This is why we always repeat that you also need to contact one of our Southfield personal injury lawyers as soon as you contact the police. In case you have a mask serious injury and it appears later on you at least have already discussed the circumstances of the crash with your lawyer.

Again make sure that you report all of the symptoms no matter how minor or insignificant you think they are. Report all of the headaches and the problems that you may have to the emergency response team and seek medical attention as soon as possible. As long as you have all of these documents you are already protecting yourself and your rights in case the crash leads to a court case in the future.

How Do I Prove My Injuries?

Unless the injuries that you sustained are visible and recorded by the emergency response team you with me to provide your evidence in case you file a claim for workmen’s compensation, the no-fault insurance company, or for a case that you want to file against the driver at fault.

To document your injuries related to the car accident, you must do the following:

  • Keep a record of all of your doctor’s visits in all of the expenses that you have had to treat your injury. This would include your receipts for your medications, the orders for laboratory services coming from your doctor, the treatments that you need to get, and all other medical documents that come after the crash.
  • Make sure that you have a file of all of the services that you had to get and the amount that you were charged. Even if you had already come from the no-fault insurance company and your insurance or HMO provider for your hospital visit you still need to keep a good record of all of the services that you had to get due to the crash in Michigan.
  • Some individuals also keep a diary of the daily life that they have to deal with after sustaining the injury, the pain that day experienced, and all of the emotional turmoil that was caused by the injury of the crash. We often recommend that our clients either take a photo of their injuries and keep a record of it for taking videos every day of how it affected your daily life.

One very important thing that our clients should know is that they always need to attend all of the medical appointments that have been set by the doctors. Insurance adjusters would take missed medical appointments against the person because if you need the medical appointments and you are asking for compensation from the at-fault driver then you wouldn’t miss it in the first place. Luckily, a Southfield personal injury lawyer will help you with all of this.

What is No-Fault Insurance and How Does It Affect Me?

No-fault insurance means that both parties involved in a car accident are entitled to claim the benefits coming from their auto insurance companies. The amount of loss no-fault insurance is limited to up to 3,000 dollars and is not dependent on the cause of the crash or who caused the trash in the first place.

The no-fault insurance in Michigan is to make sure that at the very least the parties would have a way to be compensated in the instance of a crash. However, this no-fault insurance in Michigan does not come with its complications. Haque Legal will help you with the automobile negligence cases that would involve no-fault insurance workers’ compensation and all of the other benefits that you are entitled to.

One of our car accident attorneys in Southfield will gladly help you sort all of this out.

How Do I Get The Benefits of No-Fault Insurance?

It depends on the process of your insurance company. Generally, you must simply submit an application for benefits form with the insurance company that you have a policy from. Make sure that you file for this benefit at least within one year from the time of the crash or you forfeit your right to claim your no-fault benefit.

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 will fight for automobile accident victims, even those who suffer from catastrophic damages such as brain injuries. 

Disclaimer:

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 Southfield 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.