Our fatal auto accident attorneys recently settled a Grand Rapids wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a tragic car crash. The accident involved a family of six who were driving in Grand Rapids for a church conference. The defendant was traveling northbound on Buchanan Avenue and went through a red light and struck client's car on the driver's side. Our client’s car was then forced into another vehicle which was stopped at a light traveling southbound on Buchanan Avenue. The defendant got out of the vehicle and ran from the accident scene. He was later arrested and charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
An eight year old girl was tragically killed in the accident. Two other girls, ages 4 and 10, suffered serious injuries including a broken clavicle, head injury, broken ribs, and injuries to the hand. The 10 year old child was hospitalized for two days following the collision. The lawsuit was filed in Kent County Circuit Court and settled for insurance policy limits.
By far the most common type of injury accident involving children is an auto accident. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), nearly 250,000 children are injured ever year in car accidents. This means that any given day nearly 700 children are harmed due to accidents on our roadways, with the leading cause of death to children between the ages of 2 and 14 being a motor vehicle accident.
Parents of children injured or killed in a Michigan car accident should contact our auto accident attorneys immediately to discuss their case. We will represent you in your child injury and wrongful death case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Call today at (800) 606-1717 and we will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence to prove and win your case.