Our car accident Michigan lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered serious injuries in an Oakland County rear-end motor vehicle crash. The driver that rear-ended her vehicle was at-fault and given a ticket for failing to stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
Her injuries from the accident include herniation’s in her cervical and lumbar spine regions, constant headaches, and injuries to both her wrists, in which she has received continuous treatment for. In addition, as a result of the injuries she has been disabled from her job and requires assistance performing household duties.
Michigan law provides a special rule for dealing with rear end car accidents. MCL 257.402 provides that drivers who hit the rear end of a car "shall be deemed prima facie guilty of negligence." That means that Michigan law creates a presumption that the person who hit the rear end of another car is at fault for the accident and guilty of negligence. This presumption can be rebutted by other testimony or evidence that would justify hitting the rear end of a car, for example, testimony that the accident occurred at night and the car that was hit did not have working taillights.
Our car accident Michigan lawyers filed the lawsuit in the Oakland County Circuit Court. The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the rear end auto accident. No trial date has been set by the court.
A rear-end collision is defined as an accident in which a car overtakes another car and strikes it from the rear. Generally, when a vehicle hits a preceding car in a rear-end accident it is equivalent to crashing into a solid surface at half the speed. Although many rear-end collisions result in “fender benders,” others can result in serious injuries to the victim including whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and back and neck injuries.
If you or someone you know suffers serious injuries due to the negligence of another driver rear-ending your vehicle you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a lawsuit for your resulting injuries. Call our top rated car accident Michigan lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your rights. There are strict deadlines for filing claims so it is important that you call us today. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statement to prove and win your claim.