What to Do After a Car Accident in Michigan

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David Christensen  
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What to Do at a Car Accident Scene

A Car Accident Scene can be very traumatic. What you should and should not do at a Car Accident Scene in Michigan.

Should you ever be involved in an auto accident, or should you have the opportunity to advise a loved one or friend about the best way to manage their own collision, keep the following in mind:

• Contact the police: The first thing that should be done at the car accident scene is to call the police. This notification officially records that the accident occurred, and the authorities will do all the investigation at the scene so that they can piece together a story from evidence, statements from those involved, and comments from witnesses.

• Contact an auto accident attorney: While you may think it’s necessary to call your insurance company as soon as possible, it is often in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney first. Your car accident lawyer will take care of all the insurance details on your behalf. Retaining the services of an attorney does not automatically mean you will be suing the other party or parties involved in the accident, but it does signal that you are concerned about your rights after a car accident. You’re protecting yourself and your assets with an attorney’s help.

• Accept medical treatment: Car accident injuries are sneaky. In many situations, aches and pains do not make themselves known immediately which makes self-diagnoses at the scene of a car accident a dangerous thing. Always accept medical treatment, even if you feel fine and don’t think you’re hurt. Shock and trauma can insulate you from pain for a little while, but that doesn’t mean an injury is not present. Getting medical attention of course feels like just one more hassle at the scene of an accident, but it’s for your own good.

• Put your smartphone to work: Once you have been seen by medical personnel at the car accident scene, and if you are well enough to move around the accident area, use your smartphone to your advantage. Chances are, your phone is never far from your side, so now is the time to put it to work. Document the accident and time of day with photographs and videos of things like vehicle damage, debris, license plates, bodily injuries, marks on the road, and witness statements.

• Don’t talk to just anyone: The police will have plenty of questions for you about what happened at the car accident scene. Your attorney will want all of the information you can provide too. But after you’ve spoken with these two entities, make it a point to keep your mouth pretty much sealed. Your insurance adjuster is working in their best interest, not yours, and even an offhand comment you make about the day of your car accident could impact whatever settlement you might receive.

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At Christensen Law, we are leaders in helping victims of automobile and truck accidents. We understand the overwhelming challenges that come with these life-changing events, and we want to help. You are not alone – we will become your voice.

Christensen Law 
David Christensen  
25925 Telegraph Rd #200  
Southfield, MI 48033 
(248) 213-4900 
inquiry@davidchristensenlaw.com 
https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com 
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