Our Warren car accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 26-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a rear-end collision. The accident occurred on Mound Road in Warren, MI. Our client was stopped at a red light when he was rear-ended by a cement mixer truck. The driver of the cement mixer was cited for failure to yield by the police.
Michigan law provides a special rule for dealing with rear-end accidents. MCL §257.402 provides that drivers who hit the rear end of a car “shall be deemed prima facie guilty of negligence.” That means that Michigan law creates a presumption that the person who hit the rear end of another car is at fault for the accident and guilty of negligence. This presumption can be rebutted by other testimony or evidence that would justify hitting the rear end of the car, for example, testimony that the accident occurred at night and that the car that was hit did not having working tail lights.
Serious injuries were suffered to our client as a result of the Warren auto accident. His injuries included a bulging and herniated disc in his neck, and bulging discs at two levels of his lower back. He has received months of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment, which is on-going. He has been disabled from his job as a machine operator since the accident and has required attendant care and on-going household services.
Our law firm filed a Michigan car accident lawsuit on behalf of our client. The lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident and is against the operator of the vehicle (cement mixer truck), and also his employer, as the operator of the vehicle was in the scope of his employment at the time of the accident.
The suit also seeks payment of medical expenses, replacement services, and lost wages from AAA Insurance Company as the insurance company terminated our client’s no-fault benefits based upon an insurance medical examination.
The claim was filed in the Macomb County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the Court.
If you or someone you know suffered serious injuries after a rear-end collision in Warren, Michigan or in the surrounding areas, call our top rated car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., now at (800) 606-1717. One of our experienced attorneys will discuss your Michigan no-fault insurance claim and your liability claim against the at-fault driver.
There are strict deadlines for filing claims, so it is important that you call us today. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the medical information and evidence to prove and win your case against the insurance company and the at-fault driver.