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An Upper Peninsula car accident has resulted in injuries to a pedestrian and may have been a hit and run accident.  The accident occurred on January 24, 2009 and was reported after a man was found lying in snowbank on a walkway near Cane Court Housing Complex in Ontonagon.  The man is believed to have been lying in the snowbank for up to several hours with injuries severe enough that they were likely caused by a car.  Police are still investigating the accident.

This is truly tragic.  It is hard to believe that someone would hit this man with their car and then leave him in freezing temperatures for several hours until a passerby found him.  I hope he is able to recovery fully from this accident.

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the pedestrian can file a claim for Michigan No Fault benefits.  The No Fault insurance will pay for all reasonable medical expenses and a portion of the accident victim's lost wages.

In addition to the victim's No Fault claim, a pedestrian who is severely injured may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver.  If the hit and run driver is identified, the pedestrian may be able to sue the driver.  If the hit and run driver is never found or identified, the pedestrian may still be able to file a claim for similar damages if he has uninsured motorist coverage or through the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility.

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