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Michigan Multi-Vehicle Accident Help
According to the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Planning*:
- A traffic crash was reported every 1 minute and 41 seconds
- One person was killed every 8 hours and 15 minutes as a result of a traffic crash
- One person was injured every 6 minutes and 37 seconds in a traffic crash
Car accidents happen too frequently, causing millions of dollars in damages and personal injuries. However, when multi-vehicle accidents occur, the amount of damages, injuries, and even fatalities increase exponentially. At The Mike Morse Law Firm, our goal is to answer every question you have about Michigan law and car accidents in order to see if you may file a legal claim to receive compensation for any injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a multi-vehicle accident, contact us online or by phone at 855-MIKE-WINS. We will always answer all your questions free of charge. You pay absolutely no fees unless you are awarded compensation. All phone calls and consultations, are free of charge.
What Causes a Michigan Multi-Vehicle Accident?
Multi-vehicle accidents typically result from chain reactions. Some examples include when a motorist is struck from the rear and shoved uncontrollably into another vehicle, or when two or more vehicles crash and several more vehicles are unable to avoid colliding with the initial accident. These types of accidents can occur anywhere, on any type of roadway, but are most often seen where high speeds and heavy traffic are combined.
Top Causes of Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Michigan
The chief causes of multi-vehicle accidents in Michigan are:
- Cell Phones: Distracted drivers using cell phones cause a significant number of accidents.
- Drowsy Drivers: Falling asleep while driving is a major cause of multi-vehicle accidents.
- DUI: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs seriously impairs judgment and reactions.
- Law Enforcement Pursuits: Police chases may sometimes result in multiple vehicles being involved in an accident.
- Speeding: Operating a vehicle at high speed significantly increases the chances of causing a serious accident, potentially involving more than one other vehicle.
- Weather: Adverse weather conditions can easily cause impaired visibility and multi vehicle accidents.
What Should I Do If I’m in a Michigan Multi-Vehicle Accident?
If you are involved in a multi-vehicle accident, make every effort to do the following:
- If it is safe to do so, stay in your vehicle after the accident. Ensure that others in your vehicle are also safe. Wait for emergency service personnel to ask you to exit the vehicle.
- Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights.
- Once law enforcement has secured the scene, record observations about the accident, including those of your passengers. This should include pictures and a written or digitally recorded recollection of everything you and your passengers remember about the accident.
- Contact your insurance carrier to report the accident.
Retain the services of a Michigan accident attorney to explain your rights and answer any questions.
Of course, you could be unable to perform these tasks if you or a loved one are injured or in immediate danger. However, you should try to make a record of what happened, contact your insurance company, and retain an attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
Does Michigan’s No-Fault Law Apply to Multi-Vehicle Accidents?
Michigan’s No-Fault Law does not discriminate regarding the type of accident in which you may be involved, or whether you are the driver, a passenger, owner or non-owner, occupant or a pedestrian. If you are injured in any type of car accident, including a multi-vehicle accident, you are covered.
The single exception is if you are the owner and operator of an uninsured vehicle. If this is the case, you cannot file a No-Fault claim or seek compensation from any other drivers, even if they were at fault.
The Michigan No-Fault Law allows claims for the following benefits:
- Medical Expenses
- Medical Mileage
- Pain and Suffering (in some cases)
- Replacement Services
- Attendant Care
- Wage Loss
- Survivor’s Benefits
Our Michigan Accident Attorneys Can Help
In the year 2017, we won $150 million for our clients. We will put this kind of experience to work on your case to help you receive the multi-vehicle accident compensation you deserve. You will not be charged any fees until your accident case is settled. Contact us today online or by phone at 855-MIKE-WINS for answers to your questions or to set up your free consultation.
*This data is from 2016, the most recent year of reporting as of this posting.