Our Detroit car accident lawyers recently filed a car accident lawsuit on behalf of a man who suffered serious injuries on the I-75 Highway in Detroit, MI. He was a passenger in a vehicle being driven northbound on I-75, when the driver of the vehicle rear-ended another car. The negligent driver was issued a ticket for failing to stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
Michigan law provides a special rule for dealing with rear end accidents. MCL 257.402 provides that drivers who hit the rear end of a car "shall be deemed prima facie guilty of negligence." That means that Michigan law creates a presumption that the person who hit the rear end of another car is at fault for the accident and guilty of negligence. This presumption can be rebutted by other testimony or evidence that would justify hitting the rear end of a car, for example, testimony that the accident occurred at night and the car that was hit did not have working taillights.
Our client suffered injuries from the Detroit auto accident and has received continuous treatment for those injuries. His injuries from the accident include a fractured right femur requiring intramedullary rod placement. As a result of the injuries, he has been disabled from his job and requires attendant care and assistance performing household duties.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident. The accident lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers serious injuries after a freeway car accident they should call our top rated car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now. There are strict deadlines for filing claims so it is important that you call us today. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your Michigan no-fault insurance claim with one of experienced lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the medical information and evidence to prove and win your case against the insurance company.