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Evidence to Help You Win a Car Accident Lawsuit in Michigan


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For victims who have suffered injuries in a Michigan car accident, filing a claim can unfortunately be a difficult process. It may seem obvious to those that are injured that they are in pain and deserve compensation for their medical bills and other treatment necessary for their recovery. However, the insurance companies do not care and will try to settle each and every claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible, including cases that may be obvious to the eye that a victim is suffering.

So what does this mean for you as a victim? Battling the insurance companies to obtain the compensation you truly deserve.

Here are a few forms of evidence you may be able to use to win your car accident settlement:

  1. Police Report - On the police report, cops will make note of the contributing factors of the accident. Traffic citations are typically listed in this section of the police report. Insurance companies will look at this report to determine cause for the collision. If you were considered not at fault for the accident and the police report clearly states that the other driver violated state traffic law (traffic citation), this important piece of evidence should be used when filing your claim.

  2. Photographs - Taking photographs at the scene of the collision can help support your version of the events leading up to the accident as well as your claims for personal injury and lost wages. Photos take from your Smartphone will be sufficient.

  3. Restrictions After An Accident From A Physician - Seeing a doctor immediately after your accident is not only important for your own well-being but can also be a key piece of evidence when proving your injuries. In order for a claim to be viable, it must be proven that 'impairment of body function' has been affected, meaning the victim does not have the ability to lead his normal life, i.e. work, hobbies, social, for long-term or at least an interrupted part of time. As a victim, you may feel in pain and know your ability to do the things you normally do are limited, however restrictions have to come from a physician.

  4. Testimony - Not only your testimony important to your claim, but what is equally important is the testimony from a witness to the accident. If there are witnesses around at the scene of the accident and you are able, be sure to collect their name and contact information for future possible reference.

  5. Medical Bills & Records - If you are seriously injured, you will be obtaining treatment for those injuries. Copies of your medical bills and records related to your resulting car accident injuries are a great form of evidence to submit to your insurance adjuster.

These are just a few of the many forms of evidence our Detroit car accident lawyers investigate to win claims for our clients. If the injuries resulting from the collision are serious, it is recommended that you hire an experienced attorney to represent you and file a claim on your behalf. The right lawyer will know how to thoroughly investigate a claim and ensure you have all key pieces of evidence, some you will not be able to produce yourself, to ensure maximum compensation for your injuries. Remember, the insurance company is not your friend and will try to have you settle at the minimum amount when in actuality you will deserve more.

If you or your loved one was involved in a car accident and believe you have a claim, call our top-rated attorneys to discuss your case. We will determine whether or not you need legal representation and what steps you need to take next. There is no cost to call and no obligation to you. Best of all, should you have a claim and need our assistance, we will represent you under our trusted contingency fee agreement, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.

For over 30 years, we have been helping car accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Unlike many other law firms, we are not afraid to pursue trial to win the maximum amount of recovery and we guarantee your case will get the personal attention and time it deserves. Call (248) 286-8100 to understand your rights and determine if you need a lawyer.