If you, a friend, or a loved one has been victimized by a deadly motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the state of Michigan, recovering from such a catastrophic incident can be an extremely difficult process. As the victim of a violent accident, you or someone close to you may have suffered severe or life-threatening injuries and may have sustained extensive physical trauma and emotional strain as a result. Furthermore, you may be burdened with excessive medical bills and vehicle insurance and, as a final resort, require the intervention of a professional accident lawyer. You or your loved one may have been victimized by criminal activity, DUI, or negligence. Despite the complexity of these unfortunate issues, you can discover a vast array of resources that can guide you through each stage of recovery.
If You Cannot Work as the Result of a Catastrophic Accident
In the event that your work ability has been impaired by an accident, you can turn to multiple resources that will help you receive financial aid and support:
- Michigan Social Security - Local and nationwide resources for Michigan residents suffering from a severe impairment or potentially life-threatening personal injuries
- Michigan Supplemental Security Income - Local resources for adult and juvenile victims who do not possess adequate resources for financial aid in the State of Michigan
- State Bar of Michigan - For residents of Michigan seeking the representation and assistance of a professional lawyer specializing in car accidents, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, and more
Need help with requesting an official copy of the incident police report?
Those who have been injured in car accidents and plan on filing claims will need a copy of the police report because most insurance companies and personal injury lawyers request this information. A copy of the police report can be retrieved from the law enforcement agency that filed the report. Copies of reports can also be ordered online for a small fee. You also have the option of letting one of our local car accident lawyers assist you in getting a complimentary copy of the accident report.
If you or someone you love was injured in a Michigan car accident and still have not received a copy of the report, contact us and we will help you get one.
If You Require Emotional or Psychological Counseling or Additional Therapy
Accidents not only inflict terrible injuries on the body but can also leave a lasting impact on a victim’s mind. If you require emotional support or counseling to cope with your experience in a catastrophic vehicular accident, be sure to visit the links below:
- Michigan Psychological Association – Search statewide for psychologists who can help you recover from your traumatic experience with a motor vehicle accident
- Brain Injury Association of Michigan - Directory of associations in Michigan that provide emotional support and educational resources for victims of traumatic brain injuries and their friends/family
- Michigan Therapists and Counselors – A directory that allows you to cross references therapists and counselors based on specialty, availability, field of study, and experience
If You Require Financial Aid for Incidences Resulting from Criminal Activity
You may require additional help for fees related to legal assistance and/or medical bills. If this is the case, be sure to consider the following resources:
- Michigan Crime Victim Compensation – Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, this program seeks to provide a lifeline to victims of catastrophic accidents, including those potentially caused by criminal activity. Resources include a Crime Victim Compensation Application form.
- rime Victim Foundation – List of resources provided by the Michigan Department of Community Health for victims of crimes (categorized by county)
If You Require Aid for Car Insurance and Vehicle Damage
The Michigan DMV requires that minimum motor vehicle policies must include the following amounts:
- $20,000 per single injured victim
- $40,000 per accident for multiple victims
- $10,000 for damage to property (outside Michigan State)
Vehicular accidents are an unfortunate and tragic part of our lives and can impact victims and their families in terrible, tragic ways. However, you do not have to face these problems alone. Be sure to visit Local Accident Reports for statements related to your accident.
If You or a Loved One Were the Victims of an Accident Caused by DUI
Drunk driving is a terrible offense that can result in severe damages to innocent victims, their families, and friends. As reinforced by state law, the Michigan DMV has set the limits of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08% for adults (21 years and older) and 0.02% for young adults and juveniles (under 21 years).
Currently, Michigan ranks 34th among the states with severe problems related to drunk driving incidents. If you, a loved one, or a friend have been victimized by a DUI incident and require more in-depth support, visit the following links:
- Michigan MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks to provide endless support for victims of drunk driving incidents in the State of Connecticut. To speak with a representative at the national headquarters, call (877) ASK. MADD or (877) 275.6233. To contact Michigan MADD contact the Troy office at (800)323.6233 or use the directory to find your local department.
Accident Prevention Services in Michigan
In recent years, the State of Michigan has established tactics for preventing unfortunate motor vehicle accidents and resulting fatalities.
- Pedestrian Safety – Sponsored by the Michigan State Police, this program provides a list of safety rules for pedestrians and also offers links to references including bicycle and walking paths, Michigan Fitness, school routes, and more.
- Michigan Traffic Safety – Developed by the Office of the Michigan Secretary of State, this program provides traffic safety resources categorized by county, including lists of local safety organizations.
Traffic in Michigan
In this section, you can investigate the statistics regarding traffic congestion and the percentage of fatal accidents. As of the year 2016, Michigan has a total population of 9,928,300 residents and contains a relatively high number of fatal accidents. For more information, check out the data sheets provided by the HLDI (Highway Loss Data Institute). While these numbers have updated since this time, this sheet will provide you with a basic layout of Michigan’s traffic statistics and help you develop a safer travel plan while visiting the Midwest.
Vehicle Miles Traveled in Michigan
- Michigan has a total of 104,814 million vehicle miles traveled
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in Michigan
- 980 fatal crashes causing 1,064 deaths overall
- 10.7 deaths per 100 million of the total population of Michigan
- 1.02 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
Deaths Related to Motor Vehicle Accidents in Michigan
- Car occupants = 402 (38%)
- Pickup/SUV occupants = 254 (24%)
- Large truck occupants = 12 (1%)
- Motorcyclists = 133 (12%)
- Bicyclists = 38 (4%)
- Pedestrians = 162 (15%)
- Total traffic accident fatalities = 1,064
Single Vehicle vs. Multi-Vehicle Crashes: Michigan
- Single-vehicle accidents = 530 (50%)
- Multi-vehicle accidents = 534 (50%)
- Total = 1,064
Fatalities from DUI Accidents: Michigan
- Total deaths = 477
- Drivers with registered BAC results = 261 (55%)
- Drivers with BAC results equal to or greater than 0.08 = unspecified
Use of Restraint: Michigan
- Observation of safety belt usage in the State of Michigan = 95
- Fatally injured victims-unrestrained = 198 (30%)
- Fatally injured victims-restrained = 356 (54%)
- Fatally injured victims-undisclosed use of restraint = 110 (17%)
- Total of fatal injuries = 664
Rural Accidents vs. Urban Accidents: Michigan
- Urban accidents = 634 (60%)
- Rural accidents = 424 (40%)
- Unspecified area = 6 (1%)
- Total = 1,064
Michigan Grief & Trauma Resources
Resources by State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Motor vehicle crash deaths by road user type and state, 2017
Pickup and SUV occupants
Large truck occupants