Your Guide to a Fair Multi-Vehicle Accident Recovery
Multi-car accidents are often traumatic. You may suffer painful injuries, be unable to work, and be unable to enjoy your life. The thought of pursuing legal action may add to your stress and discomfort, but our experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers understand the challenges you face. We are here to remove the stress and uncertainty of legal action and help you get the full and fair recovery you deserve.
Multi-Car Crash Complications
All car crashes have complications. A negligent driver may try to blame the victim, the car manufacturer, or others for the crash.
However, there are more places to point fingers after a multiple vehicle accident, and sometimes multiple parties are at fault for the accident. Consider, for example, an accident that occurs when:
- One driver collides with another vehicle and begins a chain-reaction crash
- Another driver was distracted
- Another driver was speeding
- Another driver was drunk
- Another driver was tired
- Another driver was inexperienced
- Another driver had slow reflexes or other medical conditions
- Another driver failed to use a turn signal
- Another driver was otherwise negligent
Who is at fault in an accident when two or more of these drivers were involved in the multi-vehicle crash, and they are all blaming someone else? The answer isn’t the same after every multiple car accident, but it is an answer you need to know after every multiple vehicle wreck.
How to Get a Fair Recovery After a Multiple Vehicle Accident
There are multiple ways to protect your recovery after a multi-vehicle accident in Michigan. Specifically, you can:
- Call the police. Right after your accident, please call 911 or the local police. The police will come to secure the accident scene, investigate the crash, and make sure everyone gets the necessary emergency medical attention.
- Get medical help. Medical attention will help you manage pain and prevent injuries from worsening. Later, your doctor will provide valuable evidence about whether your accident caused your injuries.
- Gather and preserve evidence. You may take videos or pictures at the accident scene that could be useful later. Additionally, you may get the names and contact information of accident witnesses. It’s critical that you securely store all of this evidence so that it is available when you need it.
- Avoid mistakes. Speaking to other parties involved in the crash or the insurance company, waiting too long to file a car accident lawsuit, and other errors could interfere with your right to get the financial damages you deserve.
- Speak with a car accident lawyer. An attorney can advise you every step of the way so that you don’t have to worry about whether you are doing the right thing or making a mistake.
Your fair recovery should include compensation for your past and future:
- Medical expenses. Your healthcare costs could include but are not limited to hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors’ visits, medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and assistive medical devices.
- Lost income. Any wages, bonuses, benefits, raises, or income from self-employment that you could not earn because of your accident injuries are compensable. Lost income includes both a complete loss of income and a partial loss of income if you can still work but fewer hours or for less pay.
- Pain and suffering. Your physical pain and emotional suffering may be your most significant injuries. Physical pain, scarring, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, and a changed quality of life may be difficult to quantify, but they are compensable damages.
- Miscellaneous damages. These expenses may include out-of-pocket expenses for things you need because of your accident injuries, property damage, and other losses.
Whether your claim is against one other driver, multiple drivers, or your own insurance company, our experienced Bloomfield Hills personal injury lawyers are here to help you get the recovery that you deserve. We encourage you to complete our contact form, click the blue “Send us a Text Message!” button, or call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.