Our Michigan pedestrian accident lawyers obtained a $375,000 settlement against a negligent driver who struck and killed a pedestrian crossing Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan. The accident happened during the morning in broad daylight. The driver contended that the decedent unlawfully crossed the roadway outside the crosswalk. However, evidence from an independent witness revealed that the pedestrian was observable from quite a distance away.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court. Numerous depositions were taken of surviving family members and expert witnesses. The case was settled at a mediation prior to trial.