The auto accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. recently settled a claim for a woman who was injured in a Southfield car accident. She was a passenger in a motor vehicle travelling northbound on Lasher Road in Southfield. Her car was hit head on by a southbound vehicle that crossed the center line and struck her vehicle head-on.
Michigan laws have specific statutes that address accidents in which a driver drives over centerline and causes a cross over car accident with another automobile. These specific laws include that the at fault driver was negligent for:
- Failing to dive on the right half of the roadway, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.634.
- Failing, before turning, from a direct line, to see that such movement could be made in safety, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.648.
- Failing, before turning from a direct line, to give a signal of such intention to turn, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.648.
In addition to these specific laws on driving over centerline, there are other claims for general negligence that our auto accident attorneys use to prove and win an improper right turn accident case.
Our client suffered serious injuries in the auto accident. These included prepatellar bursitis, chondromalacia patella, and contusion of the knee joints. She missed four months of work, treated conservatively with 3 months of therapy, and had residual scarring of her kneecaps and a small scar on her forehead. The insurance company for the negligent driver paid a settlement of $20,000 to our injured client, which was the maximum amount under the insurance policy.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Michigan cross over car accident, call our top rated Michigan auto accident attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your case with you and explain all your legal rights. Our experienced auto accident lawyers will also represent you in your Michigan cross over car accident case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!