Our Sterling Heights car accident lawyers recently settled a Michigan passenger injury claim on behalf of a 16 year old girl who suffered serious facial laceration when the driver of the car that she was riding in failed to yield the right of way causing the collision. The crash occurred at 15 Mile Rd. at Tiffany Dr. in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
The laceration has left our client with permanent scarring. The claim sought damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident and resulting injuries. A lawsuit was filed but settled for the defendants policy limits before trial.
When a passenger is injured in an auto accident, the consequences can be devastating. An injured victim may have thousands of dollars in medical bills, require lengthy follow-up treatment, and be disabled from working. Fortunately, under Michigan law, the passenger has several different types of claims they can make to compensate for their injuries:
- Sue the driver of another car if negligent and caused collision.
- Sue the driver of the car the passenger was riding in if driver was negligent.
- Sue owner of car if passenger was injured in a vehicle owned by someone other than the person driving at the time of the accident.
In this particular case, our injured passenger client was able to sue the driver of the car she was riding in because the driver was determined to be at fault. The driver was also the owner of the vehicle.
For more information about filing a passenger injury claim after involvement in a Sterling Heights motor vehicle crash, call our top rated car accident lawyers immediately to discuss your case. Even if the driver is a close friend or family member, the injured passenger should still strongly consider filing a lawsuit because the claim will be paid for and defended by that person’s auto insurance company. Call today at (800) 606-1717 to learn your rights! We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.