Saginaw, MI Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents can range from complex collisions involving multiple vehicles to simple insurance claims, with injuries that span from bruises to fatalities. At Burns Law, we are happy to offer experienced counsel to clients with cases both big and small. We understand how the law works and are happy to help our clients pursue compensation for their pain and suffering, property damage, medical bills, and lost wages.
We know that a car wreck can absolutely turn your life inside out. No one is ready to be part of a car accident in Michigan, and this is perhaps especially true when severe injuries or property damage are concerned. These accidents can change your life forever in the time it takes for a traffic light to change colors. It is important that you make the right choice when selecting your attorney! A knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Michigan can help ensure that you receive the absolutely best compensation possible, and that your rights are upheld throughout the legal process.
We won’t hesitate to go to bat for our clients. Burns Law is the right choice for victims of all manner of car accident.
Michigan Car Accident Statistics
In 2016 alone, there were over 300,000 car accidents in Michigan state according to statistics released by the Michigan State Police. Almost 1,000 of these accidents were fatal, and almost 60,000 of them involved some kind of injury. Equally as concerning, over 250,000 of those accidents involved property damage. That means that even the parties involved weren’t injured, they still faced the arduous task of repairing or replacing property that was destroyed or damaged in the accident.
Perhaps most telling of all are the numbers regarding the hazardous actions that lead to vehicle accidents in Michigan. Out of the 538,471 hazardous actions that contributed to car accidents in 2016, the most prevalent action (273,498) was actually no hazardous action at all. Individuals driving properly were involved in more accidents than anyone else, including individuals who were speeding or driving recklessly at the time of their accident.
High Crash Locations in Michigan
One of the most common locations for automobile crashes in the state of Michigan is the M Route, where 62,243 accidents, including 206 fatalities, were reported. The second most dangerous location in the Interstate Route, which a reported 34,432 accidents and 92 fatalities. Finally, U.S. Route rounds out the top three with 24,944 accidents and 99 fatalities. Interestingly, the accidents on U.S. Route managed to yield almost as many fatalities as those on the Interstate Route despite almost 10,000 fewer accidents taking place.
Understanding where car accidents occur in Michigan can help educate individuals on how best to keep themselves safe. We hope that the information above helps you plan your drives and driving habits to be as cautious and alert as possible in order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Car Accidents and Negligence
Proving negligence in car accidents can be a complicated task, which is why an experienced Michigan attorney will best be able to work with you in order to ensure you have the best chance possible to recover your rightful compensation. A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to reference a variety of sources when considering your case, including things like police reports, witnesses, and state traffic laws, to help figure out who can be held at fault for the accident in question.
Note that someone who is found to have operated a vehicle negligently could be held responsible for any damages resulting from the wreck. Again, however, it can be difficult to prove negligence and/or fault beyond reasonable doubt. A Michigan car accident attorney can help.
Car Accident Injuries
One common misconception is that car accident injuries must be serious in order for victims to be able to seek compensation. While it is true that victims must have some sort of damages for which they can seek compensation, it is equally true that the definition of “serious” injury can vary greatly from public perception. Catastrophic injuries – the loss of a limb, for example – are, of course, extremely serious and damaging in nature. Do not discount the damage that injuries to your back or neck can do to your quality of life, however, or decide to refrain from seeking professional advice because you think your injury might not be “serious” enough. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether or not you have a viable case.
Have been the victim of a car accident in Michigan? Burns Law can help! Our professionals are ready to work with you in order to pursue your compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Contact us today at 989.799.6611 or 844.287.6752 (toll free) for a free consultation!