A Monroe rollover car accident has tragically killed one man and injured another. Timothy Woods was killed when he was driving his pickup truck through a field and the truck rolled over. His passenger, Robert Reed, was taken to Monroe Mercy Hospital.
This is a tragic loss, and my sympathies extend to the Woods family. I hope that Robert Reed has a full recovery, and my thoughts are with his family as well.
Although, rollover car accidents are recognized as one of the most common and deadly types of crashes in the United States, they have decreased by 7.3 percent in recent years. In addition, in 2004, the rollover rate estimated that 123 vehicles rolled over per 100,000 registered vehicles. Often times, car accidents can result in devastating injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, neck and shoulder injury, or even death.
Our law firm represents people injured in rollover accidents frequently. In an accident like this, the Woods family is entitled to survivor loss benefits through their No Fault insurance, which will pay a portion of the funeral expenses and may cover other expenses as well. In addition, Robert Reed is entitled to No Fault benefits as well, which will cover his medical expenses and may cover other expenses. He may also have a claim against Timothy Woods for his injuries, depending on how severe they are. Although the passengers my firm represents are often hesitant to sue their friends or even family members who were driving when the accident occurred, I always advise them not to worry since the lawsuit is really against the driver's insurance company.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Michigan rollover car accident, call our top rated auto accident attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your case with you and explain all your legal rights. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers will also represent you in your rollover car accident case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!