Our Southfield car accident lawyers recently filed an auto accident lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered serious injuries in a rear-end collision. She was driving northbound on Telegraph Road and slowed for traffic when another vehicle slammed into the rear-end of her car. The negligent driver was issued a ticket for failing to stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
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 a car, for example, testimony that the accident occurred at night and the car that was hit did not have working taillights.
Our client suffered injuries from the Southfield collision and has received continuous treatment for those injuries. Her injuries from the accident include pain and spasms in the neck region with radiating pain down into her back, and weakness in her leg. As a result of the car accident injuries, she has been disabled from her job as a nurse and requires assistance performing household duties.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident. The suit also seeks payment of medical expenses, replacement services, attendant care, and lost wages from Farmers Insurance after the insurance company terminated her benefits based upon an insurance medical examination. The accident lawsuit was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a rear-end collision in the City of Southfield or throughout the State of Michigan, call our top rated car accident attorneys today to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation and a No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call now at (800) 606-1717. We will explain your legal rights to you and start working on your auto accident lawsuit immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.