Our Monroe county auto accident attorneys recently filed a pedestrian accident injury lawsuit for a client in the Monroe County Circuit Court. The lawsuit arises out of an pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident that occurred in Monroe Township on Custer Road near Raisinville. Our injured client was a pedestrian struck by an auto that was driving without headlights at night.
Pedestrians struck by car have a number of legal rights that should be pursued for injuries suffered in the Michigan accident. Pedestrians injured usually have a very good case against the negligent driver, especially if hit while crossing in a crosswalk with a green light. There are very specific Michigan statutes that address the legal rights of pedestrians injured in crosswalks. A pedestrian hit by car in Michigan in the middle of the street or outside a crosswalk may also have a strong case against negligent driver, but this will depend on particular facts of the accident, such as lighting conditions at the time of the car accident, the speed limit in the area, whether the driver was distracted, and whether other motorists were able to see the person in the roadway before being hit by car.
Our client suffered very serious injuries in the accident, including a traumatic and multiple orthopedic fractures. She was life flighted to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio for emergency treatment. Her orthopedic injuries included an open right ankle fracture, a fractured sacrum, a scapula fracture, a knee fracture, and multiple broken ribs. She was hospitalized for a lengthy period and then admitted to a rehabilitation facility for recovery and rehab. She is expected to have a lengthy and difficult recovery.
The lawsuit was filed in the Macomb County Circuit Court against the at fault driver. The lawsuit seeks compensation for her personal injuries, including pain and suffering, disability, and scars and disfigurement. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries as a pedestrian walker in a Michigan car accident, you need to speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer immediately. Get started on your Michigan pedestrian case today by calling the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. at (800) 606-1717. Our Michigan auto accident lawyers have significant experience in these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured pedestrians. Call today to discuss your case. We will start working on your accident case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.