Our Hamtramck car accident lawyers recently filed an auto accident lawsuit for a client in the Wayne County Circuit Court. The case arises out of an intersection accident that occurred in the City of Hamtramck. The client was a driver of a vehicle that was struck on the passenger side by a negligent driver. The driver of the other vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way when exiting a parking lot.
Michigan laws have specific statutes that address accidents in which a driver fails to yield right of way and causes an accident with another automobile. A couple of these specific laws include that the at fault driver was negligent for:
- Failing to slow his vehicle, make the proper observations and to yield the right-of-way in compliance with a “yield right-of-way” sign which confronted the driver at this intersection, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.649.
- Failing, before starting, to see that the said movement could be made in safety.
- Failing to accord traffic on the through street the right-of-way.
In addition to these specific laws on failure to yield right of way, there are other claims for general negligence that our auto accident attorneys use to prove and win a failure to yield right of way accident case.
The client suffered serious injuries to his neck and back, including a paracentral disc protrusion at C5-C6; a lateral disc protrusion at L3-4 with nerve root compression & flattening of the ventral thecal sac; and a lateral disc protrusion at L5-S1. The client has been treating with a pain management doctor and receiving epidural injections. The client remains of work and is collecting his Michigan no-fault work loss benefits.
The auto accident lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. It seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability arising from the car accident. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Wayne County intersection auto accident because a negligent driver failed to yield the right of way, call our office immediately at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Hamtramck car accident attorneys. We discuss your case with you and explain your legal rights. Call today for your free consultation!