Our fatal car accident lawyers recently settled a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a woman who suffered fatal injuries in a Michigan auto accident. The woman was a passenger in a car being driven by a work colleague and was on her way home from work. The driver of the car lost control of the car and struck a pole. The passenger died at the scene of the accident.
The driver contended that she struck a patch of ice which caused her to lose control of her vehicle and denied liability for the accident. Our auto accident attorney performed a thorough investigation in the cause of the accident. He found that the car’s “black box” showed that the driver did in fact hit a patch of ice; but it also showed that she was speeding within five seconds of the impact. After deposing the investigating fatal accident police officer, it was learned that any ice on the roadway, was not in the actual travel lane and that driver had lost control prior to hitting the ice. Based upon our investigation, the insurance company for the driver agreed to pay the full $100,000 policy limits to the surviving family members.
This case demonstrates the importance of choosing a Michigan auto accident lawyer who has the expertise to handle this type of wrongful death lawsuit. Many law firms will jump at the opportunity to handle a fatal auto accident case without having the necessary skill and experience to pursue and win a settlement in the case. Many attorneys are not even aware that many vehicles now have “black boxes” and have no understanding as to how to download and interpret that data. This case would have resulted in a no settlement or recovery for a large number of Michigan car accident law firms simply because they lacked the expertise to handle this type of case.
Remember, the Michigan car accident lawyer that you choose for your case can be the difference between a great settlement or no settlement at all. Our auto accident attorneys are top-rated by the most respected lawyer rating services. Attorneys Daniel Buckfire and Lawrence Buckfire have perfect “10” AVVO ratings and have the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell for skill and integrity in the legal profession. Call our auto accident law firm today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with our top rated attorneys about your case. You can also fill out the Get Help Now box on this page and “click to send.” We will get in touch with you shortly.