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Oakland, MI (April 21, 2024) – The Michigan State Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Friday morning in Oakland. The accident took place at approximately 6:55 a.m. on April 19.

According to reports, the westbound side of Interstate 696 was blocked near Orchard Lake Road due to a vehicle collision. The incident caused stop-and-go traffic, which extended from Exit 5 to Exit 8. Emergency officials remained at the scene extensively as they worked to remove the involved vehicles and clear the road. Medical personnel tended to the injured victims on site before transporting them to local hospitals. At this time, the incident is under investigation.

Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families at this time.

Car Accidents in Michigan

Oakland, MI – MSP called to Accident on I-696 near Orchard Lake RdThe impact of an automobile accident on your life can be overwhelming and unpredictable. Unfortunately, many accident victims find themselves with serious injuries that forever alter their lives. Common injuries reported in vehicle collisions include:

  • Scarring/Disfigurement: Scarring or disfigurement from a car accident can lead to lasting physical reminders of the trauma, often requiring surgical intervention to improve appearance and function.
  • Burn Injuries: Car crash-induced burn injuries can vary in severity, causing intense pain, potential infections, and necessitating long-term medical care, including skin grafts and rehabilitation.
  • Head Injuries: Head injuries can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries, potentially affecting cognitive functions, memory, and emotional well-being.
  • Back Injuries: Back injuries from car accidents may include strains, fractured vertebrae, or spinal cord damage, leading to chronic pain, limited mobility, and sometimes paralysis.

These and other severe injuries can significantly disrupt a person's life. Victims often endure days or even weeks of medical treatment followed by months or years of therapy and rehabilitation. If you have been injured due to the reckless actions of another driver, it's crucial to contact a Michigan car accident lawyer immediately. An attorney can help you secure compensation to cover medical expenses and other damages.

For over 30 years, the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates has been dedicated to helping car crash victims protect their rights in the aftermath of accidents caused by reckless and careless drivers. Our compassionate team of personal injury attorneys consistently delivers exceptional results and prioritizes client well-being. We've successfully helped numerous victims recover multimillion-dollar settlements for their personal injury claims. We are committed to ensuring you can protect your rights and obtain justice. If you've been injured in a car crash, reach out to our Michigan personal injury legal team at 248-886-8650. We're here to stand with you and fight for the justice you deserve.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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