Car Accidents

Grand Blanc Car Accident Attorneys

A Higher Standard of Legal Representation in Flint

If you sustained injuries in a car accident, you may want to understand the options for securing compensation for your injuries and related damages. Since 1961, Jakeway Injury Law has represented people injured in car accidents. Our car accident lawyers in Grand Blanc stand up for the rights of injured clients in Flint and surrounding Michigan communities.

Car Accident Claims in Michigan

Michigan is a no-fault state for car insurance, which means you will need to file a claim with your own insurance company for personal injury protection coverage for medical bills and other damages. This is true regardless of who was at fault for the accident. It may also be possible to bring a claim against the other driver, if your case meets certain legal requirements for filing a claim.

Depending on the circumstance of your case and your injuries, you may eligible for compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical and healthcare costs
  • Lost wages and loss of ability to earn an income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic damages

Michigan uses the rule of comparative negligence for car accident injury claims. This means that your damages may be reduced by the percentage that a judge determines you were at fault for the accident. For example, if the judge determines that you were 20 percent at fault in the accident, the amount of your claim may be reduced by 20 percent.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

After an accident, there are certain steps that you can take to protect your rights and your ability to secure maximum compensation for your injury. Of course, the first thing you should do is to seek medical attention for your injuries. After you have been treated, there are a few things you can do to help strengthen your claim.

After a car accident, be sure to:

  • Contact the police
  • Gather evidence, such as witness names and contact information and photographs, if possible
  • Report the accident to your insurance company
  • Get the name and insurance information of the other driver

The next step may be to contact an attorney to learn about your legal right to pursue compensation. Our Grand Blanc car accident lawyers can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options. We provide the same meticulous attention to detail to a $20,000 claim as to a $2 million case.

Deadlines for Filing Claims

Each state has set a statute of limitations for filing claims, which is the amount of time from the date of the accident that you have to file a claim for compensation for your injuries and related damages. In Michigan, you have an obligation to notify your own insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. This could be days, or weeks, after the accident, so it should be done right away.

You have longer to file a personal injury claim for a car accident against the at-fault driver. Michigan has a three year statute of limitations for this type of claim. While you do have up to three years to file a claim, we recommend contacting our Grand Blanc car accident attorneys much sooner to give us time to investigate your accident, conduct research, and thoroughly prepare your claim for settlement or trial.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “We are simply amazed by Morgan’s kindness and compassion for our daughter's case. He was very thorough with all of his questions and took the necessary time to understand our concerns.”

    - Carol A.

  • “Jakeway Injury Law helped my significant other for the past two years with 100% communication, replying to every question she had about her case.”

    - Lazar A.

  • “Ed Jakeway is a SUPERIOR lawyer. He Is attentive, caring, and keeps you in the loop before, during, and after your case.”

    - Jennifer S.

  • “Attorney Edwin Jakeway is an awesome attorney! He takes care of his clients. He was very fair and honest in his dealings with me. I was very fortunate to have him represent me.”

    - Donelle K.

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