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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most traffic accidents occur within 15 miles of a driver’s home. Often, these accidents happen because another person was driving carelessly, recklessly, or negligently. When this is the case, and you are injured as a result of the accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other losses.

At Grewal Law PLLC, our auto accident lawyers represent clients throughout Michigan who have been injured in car accidents. We understand the extensive suffering you are going through and are here to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. It is important that you reach out to a Michigan car accident lawyer from our firm as soon as possible, as evidence can become lost over time and you legally only have three years from the date of injury to bring an accident claim.

Common Types of Car Accidents

A car accident occurs when two or more vehicles collide, leading to property damage, injuries, or even fatalities. These collisions come in various forms, each with its own set of circumstances and potential consequences.

Here are some common types of car accidents:

  • Rear-End Collisions: These occur when a vehicle crashes into the one in front of it. Typically, this happens due to tailgating, sudden stops, distracted driving, or reduced visibility.
  • T-Bone or Side-Impact Collisions: These accidents happen when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another, usually at intersections. Failure to yield, running red lights or stop signs, and improper turns often lead to T-bone collisions.
  • Head-On Collisions: Considered among the most severe accidents, these occur when the front ends of two vehicles collide. They often result from wrong-way driving, crossing into opposing traffic lanes, or driver distraction.
  • Sideswipe Accidents: These involve vehicles traveling alongside each other and making contact. This can occur due to improper lane changes, merging without checking blind spots, or drifting out of lanes.
  • Single-Vehicle Accidents: These occur when a single vehicle crashes without involving another vehicle. Examples include running off the road, hitting a stationary object, or losing control due to factors like weather, road conditions, or mechanical failures.
  • Multi-Vehicle Pileups: These accidents involve several vehicles and often occur on highways or freeways. They can result from chain reactions due to initial collisions, adverse weather, poor visibility, or sudden stops.
  • Rollover Accidents: When a vehicle tips and rolls onto its side or roof. These accidents are more common in SUVs, trucks, or vehicles with a higher center of gravity and can be caused by sharp turns, collisions, or evasive maneuvers at high speeds.
  • Parking Lot Accidents: Typically low-speed collisions occur in parking lots due to factors like distracted driving, reversing without proper visibility, or failure to yield to pedestrians.
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents: These occur when a driver involved in an accident flees the scene without stopping to provide information or assistance. Hit-and-run accidents can involve any of the aforementioned collision types but involve the added element of one party leaving the scene illegally.
  • Pedestrian or Cyclist Accidents: These involve collisions between vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists. They can occur at intersections, crosswalks, or due to a failure to observe pedestrians/cyclists while turning or merging.
  • Backing-Up Accidents: These happen when a driver reverses their vehicle and collides with another car, object, or pedestrian. Poor visibility, lack of checking mirrors, or not looking behind while reversing contribute to these accidents.

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Our Michigan Car Accident Lawyer Is Dedicated To Your Cause

Our first priority at Grewal Law is to help auto accident victims receive the medical care they need.

Regardless of the circumstances of your car accident, our firm is here to fight for you. We believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for the harm they cause and that innocent victims deserve to have their story told.

Some of our case results include:

  • $750,000 for a young woman who suffered brain damage because of a defective roadway design.
  • $687,000 for a 46-year-old-man who needed spine surgery.
  • $625,000 for a 30-year-old woman who suffered two fractures in her pelvis.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a car wreck, our team of auto accident lawyers is standing by to help you.

Uncovering the Cause of Your Car Accident

The first step to pursuing compensation with a car accident claim is identifying the negligent party. With millions of car accidents occurring on the road every year, it is no surprise that majority of these auto accidents are caused by driver negligence.

Our team of experience Michigan car accident lawyers can help determine if the other driver committed any of the following negligent behaviors:

  • Distracted Driving: This involves anything that diverts the driver's attention from the road. Cellphone use, texting, eating, adjusting the radio, or interacting with passengers can all lead to distractions.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI/OWI): Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs judgment, reaction time, and coordination, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Speeding or Reckless Driving: Driving at excessive speeds or engaging in reckless behavior such as aggressive maneuvers greatly increases the risk of accidents.
  • Fatigued Driving: Being overly tired or falling asleep at the wheel can impair a driver's ability to react promptly and make sound decisions.
  • Following Too Closely (Tailgating): Not maintaining a safe distance between vehicles can lead to rear-end collisions, especially when the lead car brakes suddenly.
  • Failure to Yield: Ignoring traffic signs or signals, not giving the right of way, or not yielding when necessary can result in collisions.
  • Running Stop Signs/Red Lights: Disregarding traffic signals increases the chances of intersection accidents, often resulting in T-bone collisions.
  • Illegal Lane Changes, Turns, etc.: Making sudden or illegal maneuvers without signaling or checking blind spots can cause accidents, especially on highways or in heavy traffic.
  • Vehicle Malfunctions: Mechanical failures like brake failure, tire blowouts, or other issues with the vehicle's components can cause accidents, especially if the driver is unable to control the vehicle.

This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many ways in which negligence can lead to car accidents, including defective auto parts or dangerous vehicle designs.

The legal team at Grewal Law PLLC utilizes all possible resources to uncover the party responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable, including police reports, witness testimony, medical experts, and accident reconstructionist.


After being involved in a car accident, things can feel chaotic and as if they're moving far too quickly. However, following a few simple rules can help alleviate the confusion that follows most accidents.

  1. Stay calm and do not leave the scene of the accident. Michigan law requires anyone involved in an accident to remain at the scene until law enforcement officers arrive and collect everyone’s information. Notify the police, even for seemingly minor accidents.
  2. Check for injuries. Be prepared to call 911 if you suspect someone has been seriously injured. Injuries may be obvious (such as broken bones) or hidden (such as some traumatic brain injuries).
  3. Call your insurance agent to report the accident. This step is crucial to resolving your claim in a timely manner. Your insurance agent and police officers are the only people with whom you should discuss the accident. However, even when speaking to your own insurance company, do not admit fault.
  4. If possible, document the crash scene. If you have a camera available, take photographs of the damage and position of the vehicles (a cell phone camera will do). Make a diagram and note the weather and road conditions.

These rules may seem intuitive now, but in the chaos and commotion surrounding an accident it can be difficult to think straight. If you have been involved in an automobile accident, even if you missed some of the above steps, call us. We may be able to help you sort through the aftermath.

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Securing the legal Compensation You Deserve

Michigan is a no-fault state for car accidents, meaning that regardless of who caused the car accident, you can have your medical bills and certain other expenses covered by your own PIP insurance policy. All Michigan drivers are required to purchase no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) insurance.

However, even minor car accident injuries can result in heavy costs. The pain of your injury may prevent you from being able to work, not to mention the medical bills that can quickly pile up.

By securing a favorable settlement with the insurance company, you can be compensated the losses you have sustained, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Funeral and burial expenses, in fatal accidents
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