If you have been injured in a car accident, you may feel like life has been turned upside down. Hurt, in pain, unable to work, and anxious about medical bills, you have so much on your shoulders. Fortunately, the law is on your side.
For decades, we have been helping car accident victims like you shoulder the financial burden after a crash. We will work tirelessly to uncover all possible sources of financial recovery after an accident, ensuring you receive the compensation you need to move forward. To learn more, contact Ryan & Lynch Law today by calling (906) 774-3808.
To determine whether or not you should hire a car accident attorney, you should ask yourself some preliminary questions: Was another driver responsible for causing the accident? Were you injured as a result of the accident? Is there access to financial recovery through either a car insurance policy or the personal assets of the driver who was at fault? If you answered yes to these questions, then you might have a case. Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
The first thing you should do after a car accident is seek emergency medical treatment and get the authorities involved on the scene. Receiving emergency medical treatment should be your number one priority, as injuries such as brain damage or spinal cord injuries are not always apparent. In addition, law enforcement will be able to create an accident report - which can be used as evidence to support your case.
While it can be hard to be calm, cool, and collected, that is what will serve you best after an accident. If you are in a position to do so, be sure to gather the contact information of any eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident. It is always advantageous to take photos of any property damage that occurred. Perhaps most importantly, you should follow up with a doctor to receive a proper medical diagnosis for your injuries.
By following these steps after an accident, we can build the best case possible. If you were unable to collect this information at the scene of the accident, that does not preclude us from providing the best possible representation. Our team will investigate the accident on your behalf and begin developing your case from the outset.
It is never a good idea to put off dealing with any aspect of your auto accident, including hiring an attorney. Here’s why: in Michigan (and most other places) there is something called a Statute of Limitations. Essentially, this means that there is only a limited amount of time that a person has to file a lawsuit after an accident. And if you file a lawsuit after that period of time has elapsed, you will be out of luck because your lawsuit will be quickly dismissed.
You may start receiving phone calls days after the accident from the insurance company of the driver at fault. They are going to launch their own investigation into what happened, and begin working to limit the amount owed to you. Once you retain an attorney, the calls will stop and you will level the playing field.