Common Cause of Car Accidents on Michigan Roads
Many things can cause a car accident on Michigan roads including:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Reckless behavior
- Weather, and road conditions
These can all contribute to your accident, and you need a team of attorneys who can piece together the elements that led to your accident so all parties involved understand exactly what happened and who is at fault.
Most likely, you’ll hear from your insurance company first. The adjuster might attempt to push you toward settling the claim quickly. The decisions you make immediately after the accident will determine the value of your claim, including your decision of whether to contact a Michigan car accident lawyer.
Our Michigan car accident lawyers have a track record of getting results for clients. Our experienced attorneys will handle the insurance company for you, giving you the highest quality of legal representation. Every client receives our Zero Fee Guarantee, which means the consultation is always free and you pay nothing until we make a recovery for you.
Since 1936, Keller & Keller has been defending the rights of injured victims just like you. We strive to make sure our clients get the maximum compensation they’re entitled to, and we passionately and aggressively pursue every case we take.
Getting Medical Care After Your Car Accident Is Critical
Getting prompt medical attention following your car accident is vitally important. Bodily aches and pains can worsen over time, so don’t hesitate to receive treatment for even minor injuries.
Failure to see a doctor can result in a “gap in treatment” which can be harmful to a personal injury claim. Clear and consistent medical records draw a clear line connecting an auto accident to your injuries. Patients should attend all follow-up appointments in order to strengthen their claim.
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Even if you don't feel seriously injured, it's still important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. Some injuries may take time to manifest, or may be difficult to diagnose on your own. A diagnosis from a qualified medical professional will help your claim by clearly documenting your injuries, and by establishing a treatment program tied directly to the results of the car accident.
Understanding the Michigan Statute of Limitations
WARNING: Michigan law has unforgiving deadlines and time limits associated with car accident cases. The time limits, known as the statute of limitations, can depend on several factors. It's our opinion that you should contact an experienced Michigan car accident lawyer to discuss your statute of limitations to help ensure your claim does not expire.
In general, you have three years from the time of the car accident to file a claim before the statute of limitations expires. If you attempt to file a claim after this window has closed, it becomes extremely unlikely that you will receive any compensation for the accident and your injuries.
Three years may seem like a lot of time, but it can be very time-consuming to collect all the necessary evidence to build a winning claim. That's why it's important to work with your car accident lawyer to file your claim as quickly as possible.
There can be certain exceptions to this three-year statute of limitations. These exceptions include:
- A one-year extension if the person was under the age of 18 at the time of the car accident,
- A one-yar extention of the injured person is deemed "insane" at the time of the car accident,
- Other extensions if the alleged at-fault person leaves the state of Michigan for a period of time.
Regardless of your specific situation, your best chance of securing compensation after your accident will be to work with our attorneys to develop the best possible strategy.
Put Our Michigan Car Accident Lawyers to Work for You
Keller & Keller has been representing injury victims and their families in Michigan since 1936. Hiring our firm brings the power of our experience and reputation to bear on your claim. Learn more about the Keller & Keller Pledge.
The attorneys of Keller & Keller represent clients throughout Michigan, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Flint.
Call us at 1-800-278-4300 for a free consultation or fill out the free contact form to reach one of our Michigan car accident attorneys.