Our Livonia car accident lawyers recently filed a car accident lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered serious injuries on I-275 South. She was driving southbound on the highway and slowed for traffic when the other car slammed into the rear-end of her car. The negligent driver was issued a ticket for failing to stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
Michigan law provides a special rule for dealing with rear end accidents. MCL 257.402 provides that drivers who hit the rear end of a car "shall be deemed prima facie guilty of negligence." That means that Michigan law creates a presumption that the person who hit the rear end of another car is at fault for the accident and guilty of negligence. This presumption can be rebutted by other testimony or evidence that would justify hitting the rear end of a car, for example, testimony that the accident occurred at night and the car that was hit did not have working taillights.
Our client suffered injuries from the Livonia auto accident and has received continuous treatment for those injuries. Her injuries from the accident include cervical myofascial pain syndrome and cervical radicular symptoms. She also suffered a ligament tear and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. She has been disabled from work and performing household duties by her treating physician.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident. The suit also seeks payment of medical expenses and lost wages from AAA insurance after the insurance company terminated her benefits based upon an insurance medical examination. The accident lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers serious injuries after a freeway car accident they should call our top rated car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now. There are strict deadlines for filing claims so it is important that you call us today. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your Michigan no-fault insurance claim with one of experienced lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the medical information and evidence to prove and win your case against the insurance company.