Our Oakland County car accident lawyers settled an auto negligence lawsuit for a woman who was hit by a care while crossing the street in her motorized. The client required a handicapped motorized scooter due to injuries that she suffered in a 1976 car accident. In this accident, she suffered a serious injury to her shoulder that required arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
The Oakland County region of Southeast Michigan accounted for 37,781 automobile accidents in the year 2007. This made it second to only Wayne County. This total amounted to 27% of the car accidents in the region; amongst the highest. The traffic crash rate was at 277 and ranked below only Macomb and Wayne County in the state. The average age of the drivers who were involved in car accidents in State of Michigan were 35.1 years and over 23.4% of the fatal accidents in the state were involving persons in the age group 16 to 24. The young drivers in Oakland County accounted for 36.7% of the accidents.
We filed a car accident lawsuit on her behalf against the negligent driver in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. Our client’s treating doctors supported that her rotator cuff injury and the need for surgery was caused by her being struck by a car while on her motorized scooter. The insurance company for the at fault driver agreed to pay a settlement in the amount of $90,000.00 to our client for her injuries, which did not include medical bills and other No Fault Insurance Benefits currently being paid. The case was settled prior to the scheduled jury trial.
If you or a loved one is a pedestrian hit by car while traveling on a motorized scooter, you do have legal rights. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. pedestrian accident lawyers. Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for their injured clients. We can do the same for you. Call now for a free consultation.