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Marquette Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are the most common type of auto accident, and unfortunately, people are frequently severely, even permanently, injured in them. If you were involved in a car accident and were injured due to another driver’s negligence, a Marquette car accident lawyer here at Berger Law is prepared to fight for you, every step of the way. Contact Berger Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our dedicated legal team.

Car Accident Lawyer: Serving Clients in Marquette & All of Michigan

The state of Michigan sees thousands of car accidents every single year. We believe that car accident victims deserve steadfast legal representation when going through the injury claims process. A skilled Marquette personal injury lawyer here at Berger Law stands ready to provide you with that representation.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents occur for many reasons, though they are most frequently caused by driver negligence. In today’s day and age, the most common type of driver negligence is distracted driving, frequently coming in the form of texting while driving. That said, just some of the other most common causes of car accidents are as follows:

  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Running red lights, stop signs, or otherwise disregarding traffic lights or signs
  • Tailing other drivers too closely

What to do After a Car Accident

If you are hurt in a car accident, you should make it a point to contact emergency services at once. By calling 911, you can ensure that law enforcement will arrive at the scene, write up a report of the accident, and send an ambulance to treat your injuries. Once you’ve called the police, you should do the following, if possible:

  1. Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
  2. Take pictures of the damage to your car, your injuries, and the other driver’s car.
  3. Ask witnesses for their names, phone numbers, or email addresses.
  4. Save any medical documents or bills regarding your injuries.
  5. Hire a competent Marquette car accident lawyer who can fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Modified Comparative Negligence in Michigan

Michigan is a modified comparative negligence state, meaning that if you’re injured in an auto accident that you were (at most) 49% responsible for, you can still receive compensation modified by the percentage of fault attributed to you. For example, if you’re 49% at fault for a car accident, you may receive 51% of the compensation you would have been entitled to, had the accident been 100% the other driver’s fault. If you are deemed 20% at fault, you may receive 80% of the compensation you would have initially been entitled to, and so on. Our job as a personal injury law firm is to best use evidence to prove your case and help ensure you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Financial Compensation

As long as we can prove that the other driver was primarily at fault for your accident, you should receive financial compensation to help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Economic damages can include lost wages from missing work, the cost of medical care, and more. Non-economic damages can include intangible though very real damages, including pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and more.

Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims in Michigan

The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you’ll be required to file your personal injury claim. The statute of limitations for car accident claims in Michigan is, typically, three years. This means you must file your personal injury claim within three years of the date your accident happened. Waiting longer than three years from the date of your injury will most likely result in you permanently losing your right to sue. Don’t wait to file your claim–our firm is prepared to help you today. The longer you wait, the more challenging it will be to win your rightful compensation.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Today

Don’t make the mistake of hiring just any attorney to represent you at such a critical time; hire a knowledgeable car accident lawyer from Berger Law today to schedule your free case evaluation with our firm. Over the years, we’ve fought on behalf of countless car accident victims here in Marquette and throughout the state of Michigan, and we are ready to guide you through each phase of the personal injury claims process as well. We understand what you’re going through, and our job is to make the process as easy as possible while recovering the maximum compensation on your behalf. Don’t wait–reach out today so we can get started working on your case.

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