Our Sterling Heights car accident lawyers are reporting on a collision that took place on Metro Parkway (16 Mile Road) just before Schoenherr Road yesterday, on September 2, 2013. According to police, a vehicle driving westbound rolled over after striking an SUV around 12:00 a.m. Due to the collision, the driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. No serious injuries were reported for the SUV driver. Police are investigating the crash.
I am sorry to hear about this car accident in Sterling Heights. I hope the injured victim has a fast recovery without any permanent damages.
According to statistics, a car involved in a collision of any sort, even if the vehicle is rated 5 star, has a 10% chance of rolling over. In addition, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 95% of rollovers are tripped – meaning the vehicle strikes something low, such as a curb or shallow ditch, causing it to tip over.
Rollover accidents quite often result in life altering injuries and unfortunately permanent disability. Injuries often include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe orthopedic fractures, and more.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our auto accident attorneys advise victims of their legal rights, and often handle cases for clients involved in rollover accidents. For this particular collision, the injured driver may be able to submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault benefits. No-fault benefits will cover their medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to the crash. The injured victim can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.
There may be other possible claims depending on who is determined at fault and negligent. At the very least, victims should contact the best possible Sterling Heights car accident lawyer to look into the possibilities and to discuss their legal rights.