Our Michigan car accident lawyers often represent auto accident victims in cases that result from hazardous winter driving conditions. Many times, these car accidents could have been avoided had a few driving tips been followed by the driver. A few basic safety rules can go a long way toward accident prevention.
When there is ice, sleet, snow on the roadway, you should do the following:
· Check the road conditions by listening to the radio before you head out. If the traffic people are telling you to stay at home, follow that advice unless there is an emergency.
· Clear away all snow and ice from your windshields, mirrors, headlights and taillights.
· Increase your normal following distance between your car and the car just ahead of you.
· Accelerate slowly.
· Never use cruise control in the wintertime.
· Keep a shovel in your trunk just in case you do get stuck.
· Be careful if you assist someone else getting their car out of the snow. Other vehicles can slide and hit you when you are being a Good Samaritan.
Filing A Claim For No Fault Benefits After A Michigan Car Accident
Every driver in the State of Michigan is required to have an automobile insurance policy with no-fault benefits. If you were injured in a Michigan car accident, you are most likely entitled to Michigan No Fault insurance benefits, regardless of who was as fault for the accident. Passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and others are also often entitled to receive these benefits even if they did not have an auto no-fault insurance policy.
Statute of Limitations for Michigan Car Accident Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for Michigan auto accident cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident. This time frame is different for uninsured motorists cases and is typically much shorter.
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Contact Your Michigan Car Accident Lawyer
For more information about your rights after a Michigan car accident due to hazardous winter driving conditions, call us at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer or simply submit this contact form and someone will call you shortly.