The downside of summer’s final activities is that crowded roads and streets increase the risk of accidents. If you or a loved one is injured in a boat, car or motorcycle crash or while walking or riding a bicycle, it is important to find an experienced accident attorney near you to help you receive the compensation you deserve.Do You Have a Case?
August is the month when Michiganders take to the roads in record numbers. Whether you are taking a late summer vacation, going boating, delivering your kids to college at month’s end or simply enjoying warm weather walks, bicycle or motorcycle rides, you will have plenty of company.
For teens and college students, summer vacation means later nights and more time spent with friends. Unfortunately, some of this time involves partying, drinking and nighttime driving – a potentially deadly combination.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drivers ages 16-20 are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08%, the legal limit for adults in Michigan, than when they have not been drinking. For drivers under 21, there is a zero-tolerance policy. Because they are relatively inexperienced when it comes to moderating their alcohol intake, teen and young adult drivers are at much greater risk of crashing after drinking alcohol than adult drivers.
Parents should discuss the perils of drinking and driving with their teens and encourage them to appoint a designated driver when they go out. If this is not possible, advise them to call an adult or a ride service if they need transportation after they have been drinking.
If you are injured, it is essential to find a well-qualified accident attorney as quickly as possible. The sooner witnesses are questioned and evidence is gathered, the stronger your case will be. Here are some tips to help you find the best accident attorney for your situation:
Michigan No-Fault law is complicated. The rules are different for motorcycles than for other passenger vehicles such as cars and trucks. This is why it is crucial to find an attorney who knows Michigan No-Fault law inside and out, someone who works with these types of cases on a daily basis.
You want an attorney who works for a firm known for fighting and winning accident claims. An experienced lawyer will know what documents are needed as well as when everything must be filed. You also want a seasoned professional to represent you in court if that should become necessary.
Being injured in an accident can be devastating to the injured party and their loved ones. You want an attorney who understands what you are going through and who will handle your case with compassion as well as legal expertise.
“We have a long history of winning accident cases, and we are known for treating our clients like family,” said Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. “Call us immediately if an accident occurs, before signing any papers from your insurance company.”
The law is complicated, but finding the right accident attorney is simple.
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