Car Accident FAQ: Everything You Need to Know
If you were involved in an auto accident, make sure that you and your passengers are not hurt. Afterward, be sure to do the following:
- Exchange information with the other driver, report the accidents to police, and take pictures at the scene once the police have arrived to keep traffic away from the crash.
- Don’t tell the other driver you’re sorry. Apologizing for an accident can make it seem as though you were at fault for the collision. You can show empathy, but don’t make statements that the insurance company can use against you.
- Don’t leave the scene of the accident. This action is a hit and run, and it is illegal. Even if you feel you were at fault and you’re worried about what comes next, never leave the scene. If you were the victim, leaving means you lose the opportunity to file a claim. If you’re injured, wait for paramedics to arrive.
- Don’t post certain things on social media. If you file a claim following a back injury but post photos that contradict your injury, it can make your claim look bad.
What if I Feel I’m Partially at Fault?
Even if you feel you were partially at fault for the accident, never admit to it. Speak with an attorney who can help you determine if you did play a role in causing the accident; even if you feel you were at fault, the other drive could potentially still be held liable.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover?
Michigan allows for its citizens to seek economic and non-economic damages after an accident. Lost wages, medical bills, home medical care, property damage, loss of your standard of living, and many others fall within those categories.
Our Michigan car accident attorneys at Fieger Law are ready to help you. We’ll be your guide throughout the process and focus on helping you recover the compensation you need and deserve.