Car accidents happen all the time, and they are horrifying, costly, and can change your life. If you’ve been in an automobile accident, you have a lot to deal with, like medical issues, police reports, vehicle damage, and paperwork.
In such a trying time, you can rely on the expertise of an experienced auto accident attorney to guide you through the different types of claims. You have a lot to consider in the tumultuous days following an auto accident. To receive the correct compensation, consult Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. at our office located in Flint, Michigan.
The state of Michigan is a no-fault state, meaning that every driver in the state must have a minimum level of insurance coverage to obtain Michigan license plates. When an accident occurs, both of the involved parties are viable for compensation for their medical injuries and lost wages, no matter who caused the accident.
Often enough, the no-fault compensation does not fully cover the losses suffered by an auto accident victim. If this is the case, a car accident attorney will file a liability claim, also known as an auto negligence claim.
To file a liability claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you first have to prove that the other driver was the at-fault party in the car crash. Your lawyer must prove that the other driver was at fault; the legal term for this is negligence.
Negligence is the failure to drive reasonably, which includes speeding, failing to stop, running a red light, failing to yield, improper use of lanes, and more. Even if you were partially responsible, you might still get damages, although the percentage of the amount is lessened depending on how much you were at fault. This situation is called comparative fault.
You can claim benefits for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and property damage to your vehicle. Law firms that regularly deal with car accident cases will help get an excellent settlement offer.
If you have been in a car wreck, consult an experienced car accident lawyer. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. we will get the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one is a car accident victim.
When someone dies as a result of a car crash in Michigan, lawyers may file a wrongful death claim. The decedent’s family pursues this tort liability.
The Michigan Wrongful Death Act monitors all wrongful death lawsuits in Michigan. The deceased’s family can apply for compensation to cover loss of wages, loss of financial support and stability, and, most importantly to the family, loss of the affection and presence of the loved one.
When the at-fault driver turns out to be uninsured or have very minimal insurance at the time of the accident, the victim of the car crash may not receive the funds they need to recover from the wreck fully.
You can avoid this situation by purchasing underinsured motorist coverage or uninsured motorist coverage. With this coverage, the victim’s insurance company will payout to the victim, even though it was the other driver’s fault.
When you’re involved in an automobile accident, you need legal representation. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. our cases include auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and personal injury.
Accidents are alarming, scary, and confusing. The aftermath shouldn’t be. If you have been in a car wreck, consult a motor vehicle accident lawyer. Call our law firm for a free consultation.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. we will get you the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one is a car accident victim. Call us 1-866-308-6261.
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