How to Find the Right Car Accident Attorney For You
June 26, 2018
Drivers in the Motor City and beyond take their responsibilities on the road very seriously. Still, even the most careful and experienced drivers can get into serious accidents. Make sure that you have the right attorney on your case.
5 Tips For Finding A Car Accident Attorney
Your case will be stronger the sooner you begin collecting evidence and identifying possible witnesses. You only have one year to claim your first-party benefits and three years to claim any third-party benefits. Look for an attorney that will be available as soon as you need them and will work as fast as you will.
Know What You Need To Win
Most claims will require you to sustain a “threshold injury,” or an injury that affects your ability to live your normal life. Many insurance companies and their lawyers will not take your accident injuries seriously, or will deny them all together. Try to contact your auto accident attorney before filing any insurance so you have the advantage.
Michigan auto accident laws are much more complicated than those in some other states. Michigan No-Fault Law technically leaves no one at fault in an accident, but bases different benefits on the insurance of different people in an accident. The standards that make up this law have been constantly debated over the years, complicating things even further. Make sure that your potential attorney has a serious and long-standing history of standing up for injured persons’ rights in our state.
Understand You Are Unique
Auto accidents are common in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean they are all the same. Each incident is drastically different from even similar accidents, and the people involved in those accidents will likely feel the effects for the rest of their lives. Find an attorney that will treat you as an individual and will help you with every detail of your case.
Find Someone Who Cares
Injury and accident cases are extremely personal, and can happen at a difficult time. Auto accidents can land you in the hospital for weeks at a time, or impact your life for years beyond the first moment. In hard times like those, you need an attorney you can trust to be there for you as a person, not a paycheck.
At the Sam Bernstein Law Firm, we treat every case as a top priority. We have been winning accident cases in Michigan for almost fifty years, and we focus on finding exactly what you need. If you get injured in an auto accident, know that our team will have your back. We treat our clients like family, and we’ll fight for you—for free—until you win. If you would like a free consultation, please call us at 1-800-CALL-SAM.
- A Brief Explanation of No-Fault Insurance