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After The Unexpected: Navigating A Car Accident In Michigan

Facing a car accident can be a frightening and confusing experience. In the immediate aftermath, understanding your rights and taking the right steps can significantly help your case. Here at Schefman & Associates, PC, our lawyers have 40 years of experience serving clients in Michigan; we offer compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Widening The Lens On Motor Vehicle Accident Matters

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, our firm handles a variety of cases beyond just standard car collisions. We can support you through a variety of accidents, including:

  • Commercial vehicle accidents: These accidents involve trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles. They often result in severe injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved.
  • Bicycle accidents: Cyclists are vulnerable on the road and can suffer serious injuries when involved in motor vehicle accidents. Our firm understands the unique legal issues surrounding bicycle accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries due to the lack of protection for riders. We have the expertise to handle complex motorcycle accident cases.
  • No-fault insurance claims: Michigan is a no-fault insurance state, meaning your own insurance company covers your medical expenses regardless of fault. However, navigating the claims process can be challenging without legal assistance.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians are at high risk of injury in accidents involving motor vehicles. Our attorneys are dedicated to holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
  • Truck accidents: Truck accidents often result in devastating injuries and fatalities. Our firm has the resources and experience to take on large trucking companies and fight for maximum compensation.

Whether you’re involved in a commercial vehicle accident or a bicycle collision, our experienced attorneys at Schefman & Associates, PC in Bloomfield Hills are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for compensation.

Obtaining The Compensation You Deserve

If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: Past, present and future medical costs related to your injuries
  • Lost wages: Compensation for income lost due to your inability to work
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for physical and emotional pain caused by the accident
  • Property damage: Reimbursement for repairs or replacement of your damaged vehicle

At Schefman & Associates, PC, our attorneys understand the physical, emotional and financial challenges you may be facing after an accident. We are dedicated to:

  • Negotiating aggressively on your behalf to obtain the maximum possible compensation from the insurance company
  • Fighting for your rights in court if necessary
  • Providing clear communication and keeping you informed throughout the legal process
  • Offering personalized attention and treating you with respect throughout your case

Facing injuries after an accident can be overwhelming and frustrating. Our team can help you seek compensation after an accident.

What Is No-fault Insurance Coverage?

Michigan is a no-fault insurance state, meaning your own insurance company typically covers your medical bills and lost wages up to certain limits, regardless of who caused the accident. If you have substantial bodily injuries and your losses exceed your no-fault policy limits, it may be necessary to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the other party.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

The aftermath of a car accident can be confusing and frustrating. While you may be overwhelmed by the situation around you, it is important to complete as many of these steps as possible:

  • Ensure your safety and the safety of others involved: Check for injuries and call 911 to report the accident and get additional support
  • Seek medical attention immediately, even if you don’t feel any pain initially
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved, including names, contact information and insurance details
  • If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident, your vehicle damage and any visible injuries

Once you address your health and safety needs, you should talk to an attorney about the steps after an accident. Our skilled team can help you determine what comes next and how to handle your claim.

Don’t Wait To Seek Help

Contacting a lawyer promptly after a car accident is crucial to preserving evidence and protecting your rights. We offer free consultations; you won’t pay any fees unless we win your case.

Call us today at 248-800-1665 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help you move forward with confidence.