Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. auto injury attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of our client who was injured in a Detroit, Michigan car accident as a back seat passenger. The driver of the car failed to see a disabled motor vehicle on the road and struck that vehicle at a high rate of speed. The accident took place on the Southfield Freeway in Wayne County.
The injured back seat passenger suffered multiple injuries in the accident, including a fractured pelvis, a permanent serious forehead laceration, and a head injury with post traumatic sleep maintenance insomnia.
At the time of the accident, our client was not wearing a seat belt. The lack of a seat belt is a concern and insurance companies will use this evidence against the injured victim. However, despite that piece of evidence, our auto injury attorneys were able to settle the car accident lawsuit for $111,000. This was more than what both insurance companies originally offered. Liberty Mutual was offering $42,000 at settlement conference, while Bristol West was offering their policy limits of $20,000.