Checklist For Auto Accident Victims
Preparing to Meet with Your Michigan Auto Accident Lawyer
People are injured in car accidents on a daily basis in Michigan. In fact, the Michigan Office of Safety Planning indicates1 that 68,038 vehicle occupants were injured in traffic crashes in 2014, meaning that there were almost 165 people injured each day. When these accidents are caused by the negligence of someone else, victims can often recover significant financial compensation for their injuries and other losses, including their physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost income, property damage, and medical expense, among others.
For this reason, it is critical that car accidents consult with an attorney to ensure that they receive any compensation to which they are legally entitled. The good news about retaining one of the attorneys of Michigan Injury Lawyers is that you will never have to pay out of pocket for legal representation, as we take all of our car accident cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that that you will not owe any legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf and there is absolutely no cost or obligation in meeting with one of our attorneys for a thorough case evaluation.
There are certain steps that auto accident victims can take in order to have the most productive first meeting an attorney. Of course, should you not have any of the information listed below, you attorney can obtain it for you at a later date. Some of the information which will help your lawyer thoroughly evaluate your potential claim is listed below.
- A basic narrative of the way in which you remember the accident occurring
- The basic details regarding the accident, including the date, time of day, location, and weather conditions at the time of the accident
- The condition of the road at the scene of the accident, including potential road hazards such as potholes, standing water, or ice
- The names of the other drivers or people involved in the accident
- Whether the police responded to the accident
- Whether an ambulance was requested
- Any photographs that you may have taken of the scene of the accident
- The names of any individuals who may have witnessed the accident
- The license plate numbers of the vehicles involved
- Detailed information regarding your injuries
- Medical records
- Any medical bills that you may have already received
- Information about the way in which your injury has affected your daily life
- The name of your physician
- The extent of property damage that occurred because of the accident, and any repair estimates or bills that you may have obtained
In order to help you collect this information, we have included this convenient downloadable information form that can help you detail much of the information in one place. To schedule a free consultation with one of the attorneys of Michigan Injury Lawyers, call our office today at 888-454-0801.