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If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Due to the complex and cumbersome nature of initiating claims with auto insurance companies, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel from an experienced Lansing auto accident attorney, such as Avis H. Choulagh. Avis H. Choulagh is a seasoned auto accident attorney who offers accident victims free consultations, so they can get a better understanding of their legal rights and options.

Cost of an Auto Accident

If you are injured an auto accident, you may incur medical expenses, wage loss, and replacement services, in addition to property damage (your vehicle, for example). In Michigan, you may seek immediate compensation for medical expenses and wage loss through no-fault first-party claims (your auto insurance company). No-fault claims must be filed within one year from the date when the incident occurred and they must be filed correctly. To bring forth a claim against the at-fault driver, you must establish certain criteria and file your claim and/or lawsuit within the timeframe stated by Michigan law. Attorney Avis H. Choulagh is knowledgeable about which claims must be filed in your specific case and will ensure that they are filed within the statute of limitations as required by Michigan law.

Accident Statistics

Unfortunately, auto accidents happen when least expected and can happen to even the most careful driver. Weather, congestion, cell phone use, and inattentive drivers can all be contributing factors to auto accidents. The Michigan Office of Highway and Safety Planning compiles traffic crash facts, and in 2017, Ingham County experienced:

  • 9,437 crashes

  • 24 fatal crashes

  • 892 injury crashes

Whether in Ingham County or anywhere in Michigan accidents can and will happen, so it is important you know what to do. Should an accident occur, you should call the police, obtain the other driver’s information (i.e. insurance, name address), take pictures of the collision, report the accident to your insurance company, and do not speak with the at-fault driver’s insurance company without first consulting an attorney, as anything you say will be used against you.

Why Should I Hire An Attorney?

A sudden loss of income or an increase in medical expenses could quickly put you and your family in a financial dilemma. In the event that the insurance company denies payment of medical bills or delays your compensation for lost wages, you will need an attorney to advocate on your behalf and hold the insurance company accountable. The Law Firm of Avis Choulagh will actively and collectively work to protect your interests at all times all while seeking the immediate compensation that you deserve. Avis H. Choulagh will contact the insurance company on your behalf and file all appropriate claims so that you can obtain immediate compensation for your medical expenses, and lost wages.

How Will My Attorney Fight the Insurance Company?

Once you retain attorney Avis H. Choulagh, he will begin to build your case by conducting investigations and hiring experts and investigators. The attorney will conduct all communication with the insurance company and will not allow you to make statements regarding your case. In addition, your attorney will counsel you on what not to post on social media, as the insurance companies will scour through your social media to debunk your injury claim. In short,  Avis H. Choulagh will carefully evaluate all variables including your medical injuries to determine what methods to employ to obtain maximum recovery on your behalf.

Car Accident Attorney in Lansing, Michigan

Due to the time constraints imposed by the statutes of limitations in Michigan, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel immediately following an auto accident. The Law Firm of Avis Choulagh has many years of auto accident experience, and will help guide you or your loved one through the process. In addition, Avis H. Choulagh offers free consultations and works on a contingency basis, so there are no out-of-pocket costs. Call today.