Our pedestrian accident lawyers recently settled a lawsuit for a woman who suffered serious injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle. Our client is a 65 year old nurse who was crossing North Oak Street in Rochester, Michigan when a car turned left from Woodward Avenue and struck her in the crosswalk. She suffered very serious injuries as a result of the accident. Her injuries included a facial fracture, broken nose, torn rotator cuff. She underwent ORIF surgery to repair a facial fracture and shoulder surgery.
A pedestrian injury by a car in a crosswalk in Michigan has several legal remedies after the accident. There is a specific state statute that addresses the legal rights of pedestrians.
An individual lawfully operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk or a pedestrian crosswalk has all of the rights and responsibilities applicable to a pedestrian using that sidewalk or crosswalk.
The case law in Michigan also supports the rights of individuals walking in a crosswalk and addresses the legal duties of motorists to pedestrians. “Motorists must anticipate the presence of pedestrians at street crossings and must so drive, when they cannot see whether crossing is clear, they must have their cars under such control that they can meet conditions which may reasonably be expected. “ Guina v. Harrod, 275 Mich. 393 (Mich. 1936)
We filed a pedestrian accident lawsuit on her behalf in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. We were able to settle the case with other driver’s insurance policy almost immediately after the lawsuit was filed. The insurance company paid the insurance policy limits of $100,000.00. Our client’s medical expenses, wage loss benefits, and other no-fault benefits are being paid by her own insurance company and are separate from the pedestrian injury settlement.
If you or someone you know was a pedestrian hit by car in a crosswalk in Michigan and suffer injuries, call our top rated pedestrian accident lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys have significant experience in representing pedestrians injured by car and represent our clients under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. To learn more about your legal rights after a Michigan car accident, call today to speak with one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers in Michigan.