Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. car accident lawyers in Michigan are reporting on an Ann Arbor auto accident that has resulted in the death of a Plymouth woman. Her car crashed into a tree near the entrance of Radrick Farms Golf Course in Ann Arbor Township on Monday morning. She was not wearing her seat belt.
This is a tragedy and my sympathies extend to her family. Under Michigan's No Fault Act, the family of this woman is entitled to receive survivor loss benefits, which will help cover a portion of the funeral expenses and other expenses. These benefits are available regardless of the woman's fault for the accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 63 percent of people killed in car accidents are not wearing seat belts. By wearing a seat belt each time you get into a vehicle can substantially lower this statistic. In addition, wearing a seat belt will reduce the risk of severe injuries by 50 percent. In 2007, 702 lives were saved due to the fact that a seat belt was used by the driver/ passenger.
Victims of car accident do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately after the accident. Our Michigan car accident lawyers will represent you in your Michigan car accident case and also help you receive all of your Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits.
For more information about your rights after a Michigan car accident, call us at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney. We will answer any of your questions that you may have and advise you on what legal recourse is available to you. Call now for your free consultation!