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Auto Accident 12.12.2021

Frequently asked questions about car accidents

Our Michigan attorneys answer your questions

Do you have a question about your Michigan car accident? Not sure if you should ask a lawyer? Make sure you talk to a car accident attorney who specializes and knows the law and understands how the legal system works in Michigan. Make sure you discuss your case with a Michigan car accident lawyer at The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm. We will stand with you each step in the legal process.

Our lawyers have more than 27 years of experience handling serious car accidents throughout Michigan. As a result, we know the car accident laws and understand how the legal system works in Detroit, Wayne County and throughout Michigan. That’s why you can rely on us for accurate advice and counseling about your car crash.

What is your car accident question?

Below, you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about car accidents in Michigan. If you don’t find your specific question here, not to worry, you can call us for a no obligation consultation. After you review the questions, we strongly encourage you to contact our injury law firm and schedule a free case evaluation with us to discuss the details of your specific case. We know every car accident is different and requires its own unique strategy and approach. Learn more about what our law firm can do for you and your family. Schedule an appointment today with The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm. We go the extra mile in pursuit of your honor and justice for you and your family.

• Should I call the police after my Detroit car accident?

Yes. Make sure you call the police and ask them to come to your Detroit car accident. Having a police officer at your accident scene can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. Insurance companies pay close attention to car accident reports to determine fault. Police report is critically helpful if you have a police officer respond to your crash and create an official police report for your Detroit Michigan car accident. Additionally, we can get your accident crash report to review with you and make sure the facts about your crash are complete and accurate. Most police officers don’t witness the accident and can only testify about the aftermath. Our job is to find the facts out and we would be honored to help you.

• Do I see a doctor after my Detroit car accident?

Yes. You should get examined by doctor as soon as possible after your car accident. Even if you feel fine, you could have a serious or even life-threatening injury, you don’t about that may develop symptoms over time. That’s why it’s critical that you have a doctor examine you, or another medical professional you trust examine you after a car accident. One important reason why you should have a doctor examine you is because insurance company’s adjuster will often rely on a review of your medical records after your accident. If you don’t have an official medical record and proper testing about your injuries, you may have a rough time getting the financial compensation you deserve for your car crash.

• Do I talk to the other driver after my car accident?

Yes, but keep your conversation to a minimum because you won’t resolve anything at the crash scene. You should always get the other driver’s name, address, phone number and insurance information. You can also reciprocate by provide the same information to the other driver after your accident. We are strongly against discussing your car accident facts with the other driver. Anything you say to the driver can be used as a declaration against you to dispute your car accident claim. You would be making a mistake even if you say something as innocent as “I’m sorry” can be used by the other driver’s insurance company to blame you for causing the crash and to reject your accident claim.

• Do I call my insurance company after my car accident?

Yes, however, simply tell your insurance company you have been in a car accident caused by another driver. Don’t say anything until you know all of the facts. Don’t speculate or admit fault for the accident. Sometimes your own insurance company may be the one responsible for compensating you for your accident, especially if your crash involved an uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist, which depend on the facts and circumstances of your crash. We believe it’s important to be cautious when dealing with any insurance company after an accident, including your own auto insurance. Why should you be careful speaking to your insurance company adjuster? If your insurance company is responsible for compensating you for your crash, they will usually look for an excuse does not pay you the money that’s rightfully yours.

• What if the other driver’s insurance company adjuster contacts me after my crash?

Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company. If they contact you, tell them to talk to your lawyer. We have many years of experience and know how to deal with insurance companies and the games they often play with people injured in car accidents. Even if the insurance adjuster on the phone sounds nice and the questions seem straightforward, the adjuster is simply fishing for information that can be used to deny your accident claim.

• Do I accept any settlement offer for my car accident?

Generally, you should not accept the offer because the insurance will lowball your claim. You should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer first. The insurance company settlement offer may be tempting to accept after your car accident, but the settlement offers made after a crash by insurance company often do not cover all your accident-related damages. Sometimes the insurance company will hide additional insurance coverage such as excess coverage or umbrella coverage, which you may not know even exists. The adjuster will make these offers because they know many people need money right away after an accident. So, they will dangle this carrot in front of you, hoping you will accept their lowball settlement offer. Because once you accept a settlement offer for your accident, and sign the settlement agreement, you cannot ask for any more money ever again, even if you find out later your injuries and losses are worse than you thought. Now you know why our lawyers want to meet with you and help you review any settlement offers you receive. We can advise you on whether we believe you should accept the settlement offer.

• Should I ask for more money for my car accident?

Yes. You can and often should ask for additional money for your accident-related damages. Insurance companies rarely offer you all of the money you need to cover all of your accident damages. As your attorney, we can help you assess your damages and demand all of the money you deserve for your car accident.

• How much is my Detroit car accident worth?

The worth of your case depends on the facts and circumstances. There’s no magic set dollar amount when it comes to car accidents in Detroit or anywhere else. Your car accident can be worth a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars, depending on the facts. All that depends on many different factors we can investigate and analyze for you when you hire us as your lawyers. We can review the factors when you meet with us and discuss your crash during your free case evaluation at our Detroit Michigan law firm.

• What is the compensation for after my car accident?

Michigan law allows you to obtain compensation for all your car accident-related damages, not just for the losses immediately after your car accident. You should be compensated for any damages and expenses related to your accident now and in the future, including:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Surgical procedures
  • Medical care and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages or income during your recovery
  • Lost future wages or income if you cannot return to work
  • In-home medical care if necessary
  • Modifications to your home if you have a permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
  • Can I file a car accident lawsuit in Michigan?

Yes. You have the right to file a lawsuit after your car accident in Michigan. In most cases, filing a Michigan car accident lawsuit may be the most effective way for you to get the financial compensation you need and deserve for your accident-related damages. This is especially true if the other driver’s insurance company adjuster denies your car accident claim. You can discuss all these legal options and what we feel is the best strategic approach for your car accident when you meet with one of our expert Detroit car accident attorneys and discuss your crash during your free case evaluation.

• How much time do I have to sue after my car accident in Michigan?

In many cases, you often have up to three years to file a lawsuit after your car accident in Michigan. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible after your crash, however, to preserve evidence. That’s because the evidence can disappear, get lost and memories can fade after a car accident, so you need to build a strong legal case over time. You really need to meet with our experienced car accident lawyers and get right to work investigating and documenting your car accident claim.

• How can a Detroit car accident lawyer help me?

Detroit car accident attorney can help you in many ways after your accident. You should hire our law firm because we have a long history of winning and we will work hard to make sure your accident gets the attention you rightfully deserve. We know how the car accident legal system works in Michigan. We have special knowledge in the state and federal laws that apply to car accidents. We’ll go the extra mile to demand the financial compensation you rightfully deserve. Your life may depend on this only opportunity for justice. Contact our Detroit MI law firm right now to schedule your face-to-face free case evaluation. We know your best interests come first here. We are a Better Business Bureau A+ rate law firm. Our corporate headquarters are located in Bloomfield Hills Michigan.  

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