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 acting 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, we represent clients throughout Michigan who have been injured in car accidents through no fault of their own. 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 us 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 a claim.
Discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney in Michigan; call Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 to request a free consultation today.
How Negligence Causes Car Accidents
With millions of vehicles on the road, it is no surprise that thousands of serious accidents occur every day. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sites car accidents as a leading cause of injury-related fatalities in the United States. Sadly, the majority of accidents are caused by negligence.
There are many examples of how negligence leads to car accidents. Some of these examples include:
- Distracted driving, including cellphone use
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol (DUI/OWI)
- Aggressive and/or reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Making unsafe driving maneuvers
- Following too closely (“tailgating”)
- Failure to yield
- Running stop signs/red lights
- Illegal lane changes, turns, etc.
- Defective car parts and/or auto design
This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many ways in which negligence can lead to car accidents. While Michigan requires all drivers to carry no-fault insurance, approximately 17% of motorists on our roads are uninsured. If you carry basic no-fault insurance, some of your injuries will be covered. However, your own insurance may not be enough to cover your losses following an accident. Furthermore, your insurance company may try to devalue your claim. Our car accident lawyers can help you work to recover the full amount you deserve.
Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident
If you were in a car or motor vehicle accident, make sure you take down the contact information of the other driver (if possible). If there were witnesses to your accident, take down their statements and contact info as well. If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
Refrain from speaking with insurance adjusters from the liable party’s insurance company. As soon as possible, contact a Michigan personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal options and determine the best course of action.
We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
At Grewal Law PLLC, we strongly recommend that you purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to protect yourself in the event that you are hit by a driver that does not have insurance. In such instances, your own uninsured/underinsured insurance will partially or fully cover your losses.
Regardless of your circumstances, our firm is here to fight for you. We believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for the harm they cause. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a car wreck, reach out to our legal team today.
Call us at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a complimentary and confidential case evaluation. We serve clients throughout the state of Michigan and have three office locations for your convenience.