Our car accident injury lawyers recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a railroad worker who suffered serious injuries in a Livonia, Michigan auto accident. He was in his truck, stopped at a red light, when a vehicle fleeing the police crashed into his truck. He suffered significant injuries and was life-flighted to a local trauma center where he was admitted for treatment. His injuries included a traumatic brain injury, fractured ribs, and a serious spinal injury. He has been completely disabled from returning to his employment.
A car accident lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan against the owner of the car involved in the accident. Tragically, the driver of the other vehicle died in the accident. The vehicle owner was the father of the fleeing driver and his insurance company defended the claim. After a mediation, the insurance company agreed to pay a settlement in the amount of $280,000, which was just below the insurance policy limits. A passenger in the truck suffered minor injuries and also received a settlement.
In the year 2007, Wayne County fatal car accident crashes were at a high, with a total of 170 accidents where a human fatality occurred. Statistics show that most fatal car accident crashes in Wayne County occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. In the City of Livonia, the number of car accidents that occur is significant as well. There were a total of 3,090 traffic accidents in the year 2008. Of those car accidents, 822 were accidents in which an injury occurred. Statistics show that in the City of Livonia, the largest number of car accidents occurred on Friday’s with a total of 535 accidents, followed by Wednesdays’ (520), and Tuesday’s (488) car accidents.
For more information about your rights after a Michigan car accident crash, call our office now at (800) 606-1717to speak with one of our experienced car accident injury lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.