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Michigan Auto Accident Checklist

If you were involved in a Michigan auto accident, would you know what to do? The following "checklist" is designed to help you take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights in case of an accident.

Stay Calm:
Stop to protect your passengers and car. Call an ambulance for any injured party, if required. Set flares if you carry them, and do not leave the scene of the accident.

Exchange Documents in MI:
Don't discuss the accident with anyone or blame anyone, including yourself. Exchange only your license, registration and motor vehicle identification card.

Driver Facts:
Take down the name, address, operator's license number, date of birth, sex, state of license, and the phone number of the other driver.

Ownership Facts:
Write down the name, address, and the insurance company of the owner of the other car involved. The driver may not be the owner of the car.

Injured Parties:
Seek information from police for all injured parties involved including passengers. Take down the names, addresses, dates of birth, sex, and extent of injury.

Witnesses:
Be sure to write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any people who saw the accident but weren't involved in it, including passengers in the accident.

Damages:
Note the make, body type, year, and license number of the other vehicle. Also, make note of the damage to the other vehicle.

Draw a Diagram:
Make a note below the diagram of the date and time of the accident. Write down the location including the street, intersection, or any landmarks.

Report the Accident in MI. . .
to your insurance broker or agent immediately. If the accident involves a death or injury, report it without delay to the police department. Obtain a copy of their report within 24 hours.

Call your attorney in Lansing MI. . .
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