Our auto accident attorneys recently settled a lawsuit for a woman who was injured in a single car accident in Pittsfield Township, Michigan. She was a passenger in a vehicle that lost control and struck a building. She suffered serious injuries in the accident, including a mild traumatic brain injury and a lower back disc protrusion. She also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
When a passenger is injured in Michigan car accident, the consequences can be devastating. The person may have thousands of dollars in medical bills, require lengthy follow-up treatment, and be disabled from working. Fortunately, under Michigan law, the passenger has several different types of claims they can make to compensate them for their injuries.
We filed her lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The defendant driver contended that the brakes on the car were not working properly and this was the cause of the accident. After taking depositions of witnesses and those familiar with the car prior to the accident, we were able to prove that defective brakes were not a factor in the accident. The driver’s insurance company, Progressive Insurance, agreed to pay a settlement in the amount of $85,000 to our client prior to trial. The insurance policy limits were $100,000.00.
If you or someone you know suffer injuries as a passenger in a Michigan car accident, call our office now to discuss your case and learn your legal rights. Our experienced Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. auto accident attorneys will help determine which insurance company must pay your no-fault benefits and what you need to do to file your claim. Just call us now at (800) 606-1717 and we can help you get your claim started.