woman sitting next to vehicle after a crashThe shock and adrenaline immediately arising after a crash can be challenging to endure, and you may find yourself trying to figure out what comes next. Of course, you want to file a claim, but before you do that, there are essential steps you need to take. These steps are essential in helping you obtain the necessary evidence to prove you deserve compensation and preserve your rights.

Taking these steps means you are giving yourself an opportunity to build a strong case and claim with your insurance company. Each step is outlined based on the things you want to look for and what you want to do after an accident, so you know what to expect if you are involved in a crash.

The steps below will detail the following:

To learn about each of these steps and why they are so important, click on any of the links above or keep scrolling to get the information you need.

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Most accidents involve you and another driver. Even though Michigan is a No Fault accident state, you want to ensure you get the other driver’s contact and insurance information for various reasons. Drivers should share names and addresses, driver’s license information, and registration. This should be provided to law enforcement.

In Michigan, you should report the accident to law enforcement any time there is bodily injury or damages. Even if the accident is a minor fender bender, you need to report the accident to your insurance company. If you do not, there are many problems you can encounter. For instance, you may be in violation of your insurance policy.