Grand Blanc Car Accident Attorneys
A Higher Standard of Legal Representation in Flint
If you sustained injuries in a car accident, you may want to understand the options for securing compensation for your injuries and related damages. Since 1961, Jakeway Injury Law has represented people injured in car accidents.
Our car accident lawyers in Grand Blanc stand up for the rights of injured clients in Flint and surrounding Michigan communities.
Learn if you have a claim in a free consultation. Call our experienced car accident lawyers in Grand Blanc at (810) 694-1211 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.
Should I Hire an Attorney after a Car Accident?
In the days following your accident you may consider what the help of an attorney can do to make the claims process easier. By consulting with an attorney, you may better understand your opportunities for financial recovery and can have a team to help you as you adjust to life after your accident.
At Jakeway Injury Law, we have handled many motorcycle accident cases and understand the complexities of each individual case. If you have faced difficulties in filing your claim or have been denied the treatment you deserve, contact our office for a free case evaluation.
Common Injuries in Car Accidents
The following are some common injuries from car accidents that can often qualify for monetary compensation.
- Back sprains
- Broken bones and fractures
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Wrongful death
Car Accident Claims in Michigan
Michigan is a no-fault state for car insurance, which means you will need to file a claim with your own insurance company for personal injury protection coverage for medical bills and other damages.
This is true regardless of who was at fault for the accident. It may also be possible to bring a claim against the other driver, if your case meets certain legal requirements for filing a claim.
Depending on the circumstance of your case and your injuries, you may eligible for compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical and healthcare costs
- Lost wages and loss of ability to earn an income
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic and non-economic damages
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
After an accident, there are certain steps that you can take to protect your rights and your ability to secure maximum compensation for your injury.
Of course, the first thing you should do is to seek medical attention for your injuries. After you have been treated, there are a few things you can do to help strengthen your claim.
After a car accident, be sure to:
- Contact the police
- Gather evidence, such as witness names and contact information and photographs, if possible
- Report the accident to your insurance company
- Get the name and insurance information of the other driver
The next step may be to contact an attorney to learn about your legal right to pursue compensation. Our Grand Blanc car accident lawyers can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options. We provide the same meticulous attention to detail to a $20,000 claim as to a $2 million case.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause some of the most devastating injuries. Victims of car accidents may suffer from life-threatening injuries like Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) or spinal cord injuries. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Reckless driving
Automotive accidents can leave victims seriously injured from broken bones, burns, and more. If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to cover damages caused by the accident.
Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents in Michigan
Each state has set a statute of limitations for filing claims, which is the amount of time from the date of the accident that you have to file a claim for compensation for your injuries and related damages. In Michigan, you have an obligation to notify your own insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. This could be days, or weeks, after the accident, so it should be done right away.
You have longer to file a personal injury claim for a car accident against the at-fault driver. Michigan has a three year statute of limitations for this type of claim. While you do have up to three years to file a claim, we recommend contacting our Grand Blanc car accident attorneys much sooner to give us time to investigate your accident, conduct research, and thoroughly prepare your claim for settlement or trial.
Our Grand Blanc car accident lawyers offer consultations by phone or in person. Call (810) 694-1211 for more information.