Top Car Accident Attorneys Representing Victims Of Interstate Car Crashes In Michigan
If you have been hurt in a car accident on a road in southeastern Michigan, including Interstate 69 or U.S. Highway 23, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation for all your losses. When you can’t work, need significant medical treatment or live with serious pain on a daily basis, you want an attorney who will fight to get the benefits you deserve.
At the law office of McKeen & Associates, P.C., we bring more than 30 years of experience to people in and around the Detroit metro area who have suffered a catastrophic injury in a car accident. We have a well-established reputation for aggressively fighting for our car accident victims and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. Because our opponents know that we will take your case seriously, we frequently get full and fair compensation for car accident claims without going to trial. We are consistently ranked among the top personal injury law firms in the state.
Our Car Accident Injury Lawyers
We protect the rights of people who have been injured in auto accidents, whether as a driver or a passenger. We will be your advocate at all times, whether you need assistance recovering benefits from your auto insurance carrier or you seek recovery in court. We have extensive knowledge of the no-fault laws governing car accidents in Michigan.
We represent people who have been hurt in any type of car crash, including:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Head-on crashes
- Rear-end collisions
We handle all types of injuries arising from an auto accident, from soft tissue (whiplash, sprains, or strains) to serious and catastrophic loss, including brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent parties in wrongful death claims.
Contact McKeen & Associates, P.C.
We offer a free initial consultation. To schedule an interview with one of our Detroit car accident attorneys, contact us by email or call us at 313-524-8570. We take all car accident cases on a contingency basis, charging attorney fees only if we win. We also represent clients in Illinois and elsewhere throughout the country.
Steps To Take Following A Michigan Car Crash
A car accident is stressful, but the best way to handle the situation is to take a deep breath and try to remain calm and composed. A crash usually brings on a surge of adrenaline, which may mask your injuries and amplify your emotions. You may have to carefully check your body, as well as any passengers in your vehicle, for signs of trauma.
Do not discuss fault or liability with the other driver, but instead, focus on the health and safety of everyone involved. Below are steps for you to follow after a car accident. If you have been injured and need legal advice, contact McKeen & Associates, P.C., for an obligation-free consultation with a Michigan personal injury attorney.
1. Call 911
When there are injuries, call 911. The call will prompt emergency responders, including paramedics and police.
2. Do not speak with other parties
It’s important to collect information from the other driver (step 3), but avoid discussing blame and guilt. Check on the well-being of others, but avoid saying the word “sorry.” If another driver admits guilt, make note of it, but it doesn’t help for you to offer your perspective on the crash. Try to politely avoid talking with the other driver.
The police will ask you to make a statement, but do so calmly and take your time.
3. Exchange information
If you’re physically able, you should exchange information with the other driver, including insurance. Record as much information as you can about the other vehicles, including make, model, color and license plate number. Write down anything potentially useful.
4. Gather evidence
If someone witnessed your accident and you believe he or she will support your claim, kindly ask for contact information, including name, phone number and address. A witness may seem reluctant to get involved, but if you believe he or she could help, ask for this information.
If you believe you’re in the right, safely take pictures or video of the accident scene. The police may take photos or video, but you can never have too much-supporting evidence.
5. Medical treatment
Even seemingly minor injuries may be severe, but adrenaline often dulls the pain. Getting medical treatment will not only help you heal but will also create an important record of your injuries for your accident claim.
6. Call your insurer
When you can safely do so, contact your insurance company. Many insurers have time limits for submitting a claim, so be timely. Your insurer may ask you questions about the accident; your answers should be consistent with what you provided to the police.
7. Speak with an attorney
In car accidents involving serious harm or fatalities, it’s important for you to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able. An experienced attorney can begin helping your cause immediately, which is important because evidence can quickly disappear or be lost. Also, a lawyer can ensure that you don’t miss important deadlines that may bar your claim.
McKeen & Associates, P.C., are experienced Michigan car accident attorneys who can ensure that you’re fully compensated for the harm you’ve suffered. Call 313-524-8570 or contact us online for an obligation-free consultation with a skilled lawyer.