Our Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. personal injury attorneys recently settled a Michigan rear end car accident settlement on behalf of a passenger injured. The case arises out of a rear end collision that took place on Dequindre Road in Rochester Hills. Our client was riding as a passenger when the vehicle in which she was occupying was suddenly rear-ended by another vehicle. The police report indicates that at the time of the collision the weather was clear and the roadway was dry.
Following the crash, our client was taken to Beaumont Hospital ER in Troy, Michigan by ambulance where she was given a CT scan . Our client suffered serious injuries in the rear end collision including constant pain and discomfort in the neck radiating down into the right arm and leg, numbness and tingling in the right hand and fingers, aggravated headaches, pain in legs, right shoulder pain, right lower back pain, and depression. In addition, our client had to begin physical therapy sessions as a part of her treatment for her injuries.
Due the resulting pain and damages, including functional limitations, our client was unable to return to her work as a sales clerk. Her PIP insurer, State Farm currently pays her wage loss benefits.
Our Michigan auto accident attorneys filed the lawsuit on behalf of the injured passenger against the negligent driver. Being that this collision was a rear-end accident, the defendant driver was found negligent. This is pursuant to the assured clear distance ahead statute in Michigan as well as MCL 257.402 which makes it difficult to rebut the presumption of negligence when a driver rear ends another vehicle.
The settlement served as compensation for her pain and suffering, also known as non-economic damages. Pain and suffering damages can generally include compensation for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, denial of social pleasure, fright and shock, and more.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Michigan rear-end accident, whether you were occupying the car as a driver or passenger, you do have legal rights. Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced car accident lawyers and to discuss your case. We frequently represent clients injured in rear end auto accidents and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements. Call today for your free consultation! We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.