How do I know if this applies to me?
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, then this applies to you. We say “car” because that’s easier than listing “truck,” “semi-truck,” “van,” “SUV,” etc. The long and the short of it is, if you were injured by a motor vehicle then this applies to you.
Okay, so I was involved in a car accident. What’s next?
The very first thing you should do is to get looked at by a trained medical professional. That means you should see your doctor, go to the local hospital or ER, generally to see someone. You shouldn’t turn down medical help. You shouldn’t say you’re okay. Ideally, you called the police, were looked at by the paramedics if they were called to the scene, and, in either case, went to the local hospital at the first opportunity.
The first mistake people make is thinking an accident isn’t a big deal; that no damage was done. Oftentimes, the crisis of the accident causes your adrenaline to rise and to mask any pain that you may have. They’ll go home and wait until the pain becomes unbearable and then go see a doctor. This can lead to problems later.
I saw a doctor. Now what? Do I start suing everybody?
Call us at (906) 486-4457 and set up a free, confidential appointment. We’ll meet with you and talk about your next steps. By meeting with us, we can talk about your options and determine the best course of action.
Whether you have a claim depends on a variety of different factors. We’ll want to know, among other things, the following information:
- When, where, and how the accident happened;
- What are the injuries;
- What do the medical records show;
- Other information we think may be important; and
- Anything else you think is important.
Are you qualified to handle my case? What makes you different from other lawyers?
First, we’re trial lawyers that help the underdog. We don’t represent insurance companies.
Second, we believe in education and continual improvement. We attend conferences, read and follow changes in the law, and continually improve our skills and abilities. Are other attorneys doing that?
Third, we turn on the lights. We not only handle your case, we keep you in the loop and we show you why things are the way they are. You’re aware of everything that is going on and why. We tell you your options regarding settlement or going to trial, and you make the big decisions. You can be comfortable and trust us.
Finally, we’re not afraid of taking cases to trial. Being in the legal profession since 1983 gave us a variety of experiences, issues, and trial work. We’re also criminal-defense attorneys and we’ve represented people charged with crimes ranging from 90-day misdemeanors to felonies with the possibility of life in prison. Everything from retail theft to murder. We’ve been in front of judges in district court, circuit court, the Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court. We’ve also practiced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. This means that we have the experience and skills to represent you. If you want to go to trial, you can rest easy knowing that your attorney has been in front of judges, juries, and appellate judges and has the necessary experience and skills.
How much will this cost?
When it comes to car-accident cases, we don’t bill by the hour. We represent clients in what is called a “Contingency Fee Agreement.” Basically, we don’t get paid unless you win, except for costs. We will explain all of this in further detail when you meet with us.
Call us at (906) 486-4457 to schedule your free, confidential meeting today.
You don’t have to worry about the insurance company or the other driver. Let us help you.
You have enough on your plate, you don’t need to worry about dealing with your insurance company or with the other driver. You let us worry about that. Remember, we’re different here:
- We keep you up-to-speed with what’s happening in your case;
- We do everything in our power to achieve a result that meets your expectations and with as minimal impact on your life as possible;
- We don’t force you to take a deal you don’t want or are uncomfortable with; and
- If you want to go to trial, you know your attorney has been in front of many judges and juries before.
If you’re ready to get started then we’re ready to help. Call us at (906) 486-4457 to schedule your free, confidential meeting today.