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Lenawee County Car Accident

A Lenawee County car accident has destroyed a sheriff's car but resulted in only minor injuries.  The accident occurred on December 10, 2008 when Lenawee Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Adams entered the intersection of Deerfield Road and Rogers Highway.  Guadalupe Lizcano of Blissfield supposedly ran through a stop sign and hit the deputy's car broadside.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.  Fortunately, neither the deputy nor Guadalupe Lizcano suffered more than minor injuries.

I am very sorry this accident occurred.  Fortunately neither driver was seriously hurt.

The news report seemed to indicate that Guadalupe Lizcano was at fault for running a stop sign.  This does not seem to make sense since the same report indicates Guadalupe Lizcano hit the sheriff's car broadside, which would mean that the police car was already in the intersection when he came to the stop sign.  The important thing to know here is that regardless of fault, Michigan No Fault insurance benefits are available to anyone injured in a car accident.  No Fault insurance will pay for any medical expenses to treat this man's injuries from this car accident.  If his injuries were more severe, he could submit claims for additional benefits, but he probably will not need to for this accident.

If Guadalupe Lizcano had been seriously injured, he might want to sue the police for additional damages beyond what his No Fault insurance would pay.  If that were the case, it would be important to realize that the determination of fault from the police report is not definitive.  Instead, a judge or jury is the one who makes the definitive determination of fault.  Michigan law requires an accident victim to suffer death or very serious injury before they can sue.  Since whether an injury is serious enough will vary with each accident, Guadalupe should speak with a lawyer about his accident.

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