Our Michigan car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting on a Niles car accident that has injured four people. The accident occurred on December 3, 2008 at South 11th Street and Chestnut Street when Olga Wehrly of Three Oaks turned into the path of Tom Forsey of Niles. The impact forced Mr. Forsey's car into the side of a truck driven by Brett Adams of Union who was waiting to make a right turn. Three passengers and Ms. Wehrly were transported to Lakeland Hospital in Niles. It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
I am sorry this accident occurred. I hope that everyone involved is able to fully recover from their injuries.
All injured victims should submit a claim to their Michigan No Fault insurance. No Fault insurance will pay for their entire hospital bill and any reasonable and necessary medical expenses for follow-up treatment. If any of the passengers do not have a No Fault policy, they should speak with a lawyer immediately since it is very likely that they can collect benefits through someone else's policy. This is because the No Fault Law establishes an Order of Priority for handling insurance claims.
Under the Order of Priority, passengers should go through their own insurer first and then the insurer of someone they live with. If no one in their household has a No Fault policy, they should submit a claim to the insurance company of the owner or operator of the vehicle in which their injury occurred. Finally, if none of these people have a No Fault policy, they can submit a claim to the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility.
Individuals injured in a Michigan auto accident should call (800) 606-1717 to speak with the attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.