Michigan Automobile Accident Attorneys
Automobile accidents are horrific, and sadly, they are also a common occurrence. Statistics reveal that every 11 seconds an American is injured in an accident. And in 10 percent of those collisions, the victim becomes disabled.
All drivers of motor vehicles are required and expected to exercise reasonable care and drive defensively. Failure to take the necessary safety precautions is deemed negligent. If you were a driver, pedestrian, or passenger and were injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to collect compensation for your pain and suffering and to help with your medical bills.
Injuries that result from car accidents are usually incredibly serious, if not deadly. You may suffer from:
- Brain injuries
- Head, neck or spinal cord injuries
- Joint, bone, and muscle injuries
- Burns and lacerations
- Fractures or amputations
In Michigan, car accident victims have three years to file a lawsuit for injuries sustained from a Michigan automobile accident. But if you read in between the lines, you’ll soon find that you have much less than three years. For example, if you have suffered a closed head injury or mild traumatic brain injury (both common in motor vehicle collisions), Michigan law states that you must document these symptoms in early medical records or your settlement for medical services may be later denied.
If you are involved in an auto accident the first thing you should do is seek medical attention and document any and all symptoms. Injuries that may seem minor may progressively worsen and it is important to get them on record as soon as you notice them.
You may be able to receive damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of ability to earn future income
- Defective vehicles (where applicable)
- Medical expenses caused by a car accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident because of someone else’s negligence in Flint, Saginaw, Traverse City, or Lansing, or anywhere in Michigan, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call or e-mail the experienced Michigan auto accident attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates, PC at 1-800-762-8623 for a free consultation.