Our Detroit car accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit for a client who was injured in a rear-end auto accident. The accident occurred on I-75 freeway near Seven Mile Road in the City of Detroit. The client was a driver of a vehicle that was by rear-ended by a negligent driver in a construction zone. Our client is from Ontario, Canada and was travelling through the City of Detroit at the time of the accident.
Under Michigan law the driver that struck our client’s vehicle is presumed negligent because he rear-ended the vehicle. All drivers in Michigan must keep an “assured clear distance” while driving, which means that you must keep a safe distance behind the motor vehicle in front of you, taking into account the road conditions, traffic conditions, weather and in this case the construction zone. The failure to do this is a violation of a Michigan statute and a basis for holding the negligent driver liable for the accident.
The accident victim suffered multiple serious injuries in the accident. These include a aggravation of a pre-existing condition to his neck. He subsequently underwent surgery for this condition.
The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The suit seeks damages for both economic and non-economic damages caused by the negligent driver in the accident. No trial date has been set by the court.