Some of the most common causes of auto accidents are:
Distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, not paying attention to the road)
Driving recklessly (speeding, disobeying street signs)
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Inclement weather (rain, snow, fog)
Car accidents can result in lifelong physical, mental and financial consequences. Making matters more complex is Michigan’s No-Fault insurance law. Insurance companies are often looking out for their best interests, not yours. Our experienced auto accident lawyers will help you avoid the costly mistakes many people make when dealing with insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Michigan, contact MUSSIN & SCANALND, PLLC today.
A first-party claim is between the motorcycle accident victim and his insurance company for no-fault benefits, also called personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. If a motorcycle rider was involved in an accident with a car or truck, he will qualify for Michigan no-fault benefits. The allocation of fault does not affect recovery of no-fault benefits for your motorcycle crash. In other words, even if the motorcycle operator was found 90 or even 100 percent responsible for the accident that caused his injuries, and therefore, was completely barred from recovery of any pain and suffering damages, he would still be entitled to no fault insurance benefits. These benefits include medical expenses related to the auto accident, wage loss for the first three years following the accident, household replacement services (chores/help with children), payment for mileage to and from medical appointments and attendant care, also referred to as nursing services. If you Google, motorcycle accident attorney in Michigan, you will find, as I did, there are no premiere attorneys exclusively handling motorcycle accidents in the downriver area. If one wants an attorney, they must go to Southfield in order to meet with an attorney despite the accident happening in Woodhaven. The law firm of MUSSIN & SCANLAND,PLLC is conveniently located in Southgate and is exclusively handling motorcycle accident cases. With warmer weather approaching, more motorcyclists will be on the road and the potential for injury is greater. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident contact MUSSIN & SCANLAND, PLLC today.
Downriver residents deserve to have an attorney who grew up in the downriver area, appreciates how hard downriver residents work, and will fight just as hard to earn their respect. Let our team fight for your rights, earn your respect and obtain the results you deserve.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Seek Immediate Medical Care
Seek emergency or medical care immediately following the accident. A delay may affect your physical and emotional health and also be detrimental to your claim. Keep in mind that the severity of injuries is not always immediately known, and what may appear to be minor can eventually become more serious.
You must contact the police and have an accident report created to document the facts of the accident as soon as possible. Your police report should include all relevant information, including but not limited to, the names, phone numbers and insurance companies of all parties involved in the accident, as well as any statements from witnesses of the accident. Be sure to obtain a copy of all your medical records and document any days lost from work. It is also important to take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles involved and of your injuries.
If you’ve been in a car accident, contact the expert vehicle accident attorneys of MUSSIN & SCANLAND, PLLC immediately for a case analysis. We will fight for you.
Recent decisions in the Michigan Court of Appeals have changed the way Michigan Courts analyze whether a motor vehicle accident victim has suffered a threshold injury. Call today for a free case evaluation to determine if your injuries meet the threshold.
If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident contacting an attorney quickly can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. It is essential to gather evidence as soon as possible. This includes, photographs and videos of the crash scene, vehicles involved and injuries sustained, as well as witness statements and more. Auto accidents can be extremely complex, with many different factors at play. Don’t wait, contact MUSSIN & SCANLAND, PLLC today.