Car accidents are frightening experiences. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of the other driver, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Proving liability; however, can become complicated and dealing with insurance companies after an accident can be stressful. The experienced Michigan auto accident attorneys at Blackstone Law can assist you in filing your claim, will represent your best interests, and give you all of the invaluable legal advice you need.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
When a negligent driver causes a car accident, that driver can be held liable for the damages they cause. Some common causes of car accidents are:
- Failure to Obey Traffic Laws – Running stop signs, failing to yield and speeding are all examples of noncompliance of traffic laws that can lead to an accident.
- Distracted Driving – Driving while engaged in other activities such as talking on the phone, texting and adjusting the radio can take a driver’s eyes off the road long enough to lead to an accident.
- Fatigue – Tired drivers can fall asleep at the wheel or have delayed reaction time and cause an accident.
- Impaired Driving – An individual who drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol is more at risk of causing an accident than a non-impaired driver.
Car Accident Injuries
The type of injuries sustained in a car accident depend on the nature of the accident and the individuals involved. Every accident, individual and injury are unique. For instance, high-speed head-on collisions can lead to severe trauma or even be fatal. Rear-end accidents can often lead to life altering whiplash injuries. Other types of injuries that can occur in a car accident include:
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Broken Bones
The victims of car accidents caused by negligence may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses incurred because of the accident, lost wages due to an inability to work, and for any physical or emotional pain and suffering they have incurred.
Car Accident Lawyer in Michigan
The car accident lawyers at Blackstone Law will review police reports and other documentation relevant to your accident, interview any witnesses, research the law, as well as review footage from any traffic and/or security cameras all to determine what caused the accident and who may be liable for the accident.
Blackstone Law has the resources to work with expert accident reconstructionist to investigate the accident, perform situational analysis, measure skid marks and review damage to vehicles and any other objects at the scene that may offer insight as to what caused the accident and who can be held liable.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Michigan due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact one of Blackstone Law’s experienced car accident lawyers for a free consultation at: 248-951-8111.