Automotive Accidents

Learn how our expert attorneys can secure your rightful compensation

Anyone who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident knows how upsetting the experience can be, especially if you or a loved one is seriously hurt. Unfortunately, insurance companies often pressure victims to make hasty decisions after the accident has occurred. This is why hiring a Michigan Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer is so important.

At Koussan Law we fight on your behalf to ensure you get the benefits and compensation you are owed.  

Our compassionate attorneys are here to listen, support, and help you through this challenging time.


What Our Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys Do for You

Our experienced auto accident attorneys will take the time to explain your legal rights and advise you on the best path forward to obtain the benefits and compensation you are entitled.

Along with representing you in the courtroom if your case goes to trial, our attorneys help protect you from being taken advantage of by the insurance companies or at-fault driver(s). Study after study has shown an experienced auto accident attorney by your side helps ensure you receive what you are legally entitled to.

Another reason why it is important to act fast with a lawyer is that your insurance company could be underpaying your no-fault benefits and you may never know. There are strict time deadlines for filing insurance and personal injury claims. If you miss a deadline, your case could be destroyed forever and you may forfeit rights to a settlement in the future.

Attorneys at Koussan Law specialize in helping people who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes. We make sure you understand all your legal rights after a collision. We are here to assist you: we will answer all your questions and tell you our opinions about your case, and if you hire us, we will start working immediately.


Step 1

create a police report and get the licence number of other vehicles involved

Step 2

take photo of the car and any injuries

Step 3

report accident to your insurance company

Step 4

call Koussan Law (313) 444-8348

Automobile Accidents in Michigan

Michigan, with its extensive network of roads and highways, experiences a high volume of automobile accidents annually. According to the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, thousands of automobile accidents occur throughout the state each year, resulting in injuries, fatalities, and property damage. From urban centers like Detroit and Grand Rapids to suburban communities and rural areas, no corner of Michigan is immune to the risk of automobile accidents.

Following an automobile accident, seeking legal representation is crucial to protect your rights and ensure fair treatment throughout the claims process. The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, with individuals facing medical expenses, vehicle repairs, lost income, and other financial burdens. Insurance companies may pressure accident victims to accept inadequate settlements or deny valid claims altogether.

In essence, seeking legal representation after an automobile accident empowers individuals to assert their rights, pursue fair compensation, and focus on their recovery without the added stress of navigating the legal system alone. With skilled advocacy on their side, accident victims can achieve the justice and financial security they deserve in the aftermath of a devastating collision.

Understanding Michigan Automobile Accident Laws

No-Fault Insurance System

Michigan operates under a no-fault insurance system for automobile accidents. This means that, regardless of who is at fault for the accident, each party's own insurance company is responsible for covering their medical expenses and other economic losses resulting from the accident.

Under Michigan's no-fault system, individuals injured in automobile accidents are entitled to certain benefits provided by their own insurance policies, commonly referred to as personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. These benefits typically cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic losses resulting from the accident, regardless of fault.

The no-fault insurance system in Michigan provides several key benefits to accident victims, including:

- Prompt payment of medical expenses: PIP benefits ensure that accident victims receive timely payment for medical treatment related to their injuries, without the need to wait for fault to be determined.

- Wage loss benefits: PIP benefits compensate accident victims for lost wages resulting from their injuries, allowing them to maintain financial stability while recovering.

- Replacement services benefits: PIP benefits may cover expenses for services that the injured individual is unable to perform due to their injuries, such as household chores or childcare.

Comparative Negligence

Under comparative negligence, each party involved in an automobile accident may be assigned a percentage of fault based on their actions leading up to the accident. Even if an individual is partially at fault for the accident, they may still be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries and losses, proportionate to the other party's degree of fault.

In automobile accident cases involving comparative negligence, the total amount of compensation awarded to the injured party may be reduced by their percentage of fault. For example, if a court determines that an accident victim was 20% at fault for the accident, their total compensation award will be reduced by 20% to account for their share of responsibility.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents in Michigan

Distracted Driving

One of the leading causes of automobile accidents in Michigan and across the United States is distracted driving. Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, eating, or interacting with passengers divert a driver's attention away from the road, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Even a momentary lapse in concentration can have serious consequences on the safety of all road users.

Speeding and Reckless Driving

Speeding and reckless driving contribute significantly to automobile accidents in Michigan. Exceeding the posted speed limit, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and disregarding traffic signals and signs are examples of reckless driving behaviors that can lead to collisions. High speeds reduce a driver's ability to react to hazards and increase the severity of accidents, resulting in more severe injuries and fatalities.

Drunk Driving

Despite strict laws and enforcement efforts, drunk driving remains a prevalent cause of automobile accidents in Michigan. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction time, significantly increasing the risk of accidents. Drunk driving accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities, making them particularly devastating for victims and their families.

Weather Conditions

Michigan's climate presents unique challenges for drivers, particularly during the winter months. Snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain can create hazardous driving conditions, reducing traction and visibility on roadways. Drivers who fail to adjust their speed and driving behavior to match the prevailing weather conditions are more likely to lose control of their vehicles and cause accidents.

Defective Vehicles or Parts

Defective vehicles or automotive parts can also contribute to automobile accidents in Michigan. Malfunctions such as brake failure, tire blowouts, steering defects, or faulty airbags can compromise vehicle safety and increase the risk of accidents. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers may be held liable for accidents caused by defective products through product liability claims.

Services Offered by Koussan Law

Initial Consultation

Importance of Consulting with an Attorney: 

Following an automobile accident, seeking legal guidance is essential to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair treatment throughout the claims process. Consulting with an experienced attorney can help you understand your legal options, assess the strength of your case, and determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation.

What to Expect During the FREE Initial Consultation: 

During your initial free consultation with Koussan Law, you can expect our attorneys to listen attentively to your story and gather essential details about the accident. We will evaluate the circumstances surrounding the accident, assess the extent of your injuries and losses, and provide honest and compassionate guidance on how to proceed with your case.

Investigation and Case Evaluation

Gathering Evidence Related to the Accident: 

Our team will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident to gather evidence that supports your claim. This may include obtaining accident reports, collecting witness statements, analyzing medical records, and consulting with accident reconstruction experts to determine liability.

Evaluating the Strength of the Case: 

With the evidence gathered, we will carefully evaluate the strength of your case to determine the likelihood of success. We will assess factors such as liability, damages, and potential legal defenses to develop a strategic approach for pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf.

Negotiation with Insurance Companies

Communicating with Insurance Adjusters on Behalf of the Client: 

Our attorneys will handle all communications with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you are not taken advantage of by insurance adjusters seeking to minimize your claim. We will advocate fiercely for fair treatment and pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Pursuing Fair Compensation for Damages: 

Through skillful negotiation, we will seek to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court to pursue justice on your behalf.

Litigation and Court Representation

Filing a Lawsuit if Necessary: 

In cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our attorneys are prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf to pursue compensation through the court system. We will prepare and file all necessary legal documents, adhere to court deadlines, and advocate aggressively for your rights throughout the litigation process.

Representing Clients in Court Proceedings: 

Our seasoned litigators have extensive experience representing clients in court proceedings, including hearings, motions, and trial. We will present a compelling case on your behalf, cross-examine witnesses, and fight tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome that holds negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Contact Koussan Law

Thank you for considering Koussan Law to represent you in your automobile accident case. Don't hesitate to reach out to us today to schedule a FREE consultation and take the first step toward seeking the justice and compensation you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We understand that time is of the essence in legal matters, and we are ready to provide prompt and personalized attention to your case. Don't wait to get the help you need—call us now to schedule your free consultation.

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How can I determine if I have a valid personal injury claim after an auto accident?


Determining if you have a valid personal injury claim after an auto accident requires evaluating various factors related to the accident and your injuries. First, consider whether the accident was caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing. This may include actions such as speeding, running a red light, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Next, assess the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. It's essential to gather evidence from the scene of the accident, such as photographs, witness statements, and police reports, to support your claim. Consulting with an experienced auto accident attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation.

What steps should I take immediately following an accident?


In the moments following an accident, taking the right steps can make a significant difference in protecting your well-being and legal rights. Here's what we recommend you do immediately after an accident:

  1. Prioritize Safety: Your safety and the safety of others involved should always come first. If you or anyone else is injured, call 911 and seek medical attention right away.
  1. Document the Scene: If it's safe to do so, gather as much information as possible about the accident scene. Take photos or videos of any damage, injuries or relevant conditions.
  1. Collect Witness Information: If there are witnesses to the accident, gather their names and contact information. Their statements may be valuable later on.
  1. Report the Incident: Depending on the type of accident, report the incident to the appropriate authorities. This may include contacting the police, filing a report with your insurance company and/or notifying property owners if it's a premises liability situation.
  1. Consult with an Attorney: One of the most important steps you can take is to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and help you understand your options for seeking compensation.

At Koussan Law, we're here to provide the support and legal representation you need during this challenging time. Our team will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances of your accident, gather evidence and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Your well-being is our top priority, and we're committed to fighting for the justice and recovery you deserve. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for a FREE confidential consultation and personalized guidance.