A Bay County, Michigan car accident lawsuit was recently settled on behalf of a victim injured in a drunk driver crash. Our auto accident attorneys represented the victim against the negligent drunk driver.
The accident took place on North Shore and Cody-Estey in Pinconning Township. The intoxicated driver crossed the center lane and hit the vehicle our client was riding in head-on. Our client was riding as a backseat passenger.
As a result of the head-on collision, the woman suffered serious injuries including a fractured spinal vertebrae which required surgical repair. She also sustained strains and sprains. The injuries required short term in-patient hospitalization and a long recovery, including being home bound and bed ridden for at least 6 months.
The drunk driver pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges and was sent to prison for a minimum of 5 years. The driver of the vehicle in which our client was riding died as a result of his injuries after he was ejected from the vehicle.
The claim sought damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused to the woman as a result of the Bay County, Michigan car accident. Our experienced lawyers filed a lawsuit, however we were able to win a settlement on our client’s behalf before going to trial.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan car accident lawyers see the catastrophic outcomes of drunk driving crashes every week. Our personal injury law firm actively pursues lawsuits in several cases for victims injured and are the statewide legal sponsors of MADD Michigan. We are committed to working for vicitms and their families so they can help get their life back.
If you or someone you know was injured or killed in a Michigan car accident as a result of a drunk driver, do not wait to speak to an experienced and qualified attorney. You do have legal rights and you should seek legal counsel to understand what they are. For more information and to discuss your case with one of our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers call today at (800) 606-1717.