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Why you should always go to a doctor after a car accident

In a typical year in Michigan, more than 1,000 car accidents will be reported, with hundreds of drivers, passengers, bicycles and pedestrians killed or injured. Fortunately, many people involved will survive the experience; although some will face a lifetime of catastrophic injuries.   

But many accidents are minor. If you are involved a a fender-bender or minor crash, you may feel as though you do not have to see a doctor. It can be a hassle to go to the doctor's office, especially when you feel fine. However, it is always preferable to play it safe and seek medical attention. 

4 mistakes to avoid after a car accident

Car accidents, even minor ones, can lead to severe injuries. At highway speeds, it doesn't take much to turn a minor incident into a major crash involving innocent drivers and passengers. In New Orleans, a drunk driver caused a seven-car crash that resulted in five people needing to go to the hospital. 

If you ever sustain an injury from a car crash, then you want to make sure you do everything in your power to get compensation. Unfortunately, there are many mistakes people make immediately after an accident that compromise their claims. 

4 tips for taking pictures of a car crash scene

Every car accident case is different. Recently in Jennings, police investigated a car crash cops suspected occurred intentionally. 

One of the most important things you should do regardless of how an auto accident occurred involves taking pictures of the scene. However, this should be more intensive than just taking a couple of shots of the outside of your car. Better pictures can make all the difference if your claim goes to court. 

5 steps you should remember to take after a car crash

Most of us hope to go a lifetime without ever getting involved in a car accident. Statistically, though, very few of us will be that fortunate. And with more and more cars crowding our streets and highways every year, chances of avoiding an accident are going down.

Whether it is a minor fender-bender or a multiple car pile up, there is no question that a car crash will turn our lives upside down. When injuries are involved, taking the right steps is even more important. So, will you know what to do if you find yourself along side the road with the other driver, inspecting the damage to your vehicles? 

Your work-related back pain could be serious

Most people who work works long hours either doing manual labor or sitting in front of a workstation knows about back pain. That includes most of us. If you constantly sit, lift heavy boxes or move into awkward positions, your back may tell you it is not happy. Your work-related back pain may not be just a minor annoyance, however. On the contrary, it may cause you to experience discomfort throughout your lifetime.

In Michigan, virtually all employers must comply with the state’s Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. Pursuant to the law, your employer likely has to take steps to guarantee you receive compensation for any injuries you sustain on the job. While Michigan companies have options, many choose to purchase private insurance to cover the costs you incur due to your injury.

Potential damages in a medical malpractice case

For those who sustain injuries due to medical malpractice, the issue of the likely compensation they can obtain can be of the utmost importance. A damages award can help cover medical bills and other substantial losses that stem from the injury.

Proving damages is one of the major elements of a Michigan medical malpractice case. Understanding how the law works in respect to identifying and quantifying eligible losses can help provide a clearer picture of a case.

Should you go to trial for your injury in Michigan?

If you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident in the Michigan, you may be wondering how to proceed in terms of legal options. An insurance company may urge you to quickly settle your claim, but some cases may end up in court, to assure the injured party gets the just compensation they deserve.

There are several factors that come into play when deciding whether to take your personal injury case to trial. You should inform yourself about the options available to you in your own case.

More workplace accidents occur in the summer

The risk of being in a work-related accident is always there, but there are some seasonal trends for workplace injuries. According to a survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more occupational injuries during the summer than other seasons.

Now that you know you are more likely to sustain an injury at work during the summer, it is crucial for you to stay informed and safe. Here are some common ways you may get injured at your job in the summertime.

  • $4,391,000: Judgment entered on Oakland County jury verdict, 2008. A Michigan man suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a permanent seizure disorder. View More results
  • $2,536,454: Verdict for no-fault benefits for client severely injured in motor vehicle accident. 2012.
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  • $2,360,000: Jury verdict for serious electric shock injuries sustained by client in a construction accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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  • $1,400,000: Verdict for no-fault benefits due to a traumatically brain injured client, in this Washtenaw County action against Allstate Insurance Company. View More results
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