Our West Bloomfield car accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client injured in an Oakland County auto accident. Our client was travelling East on Commerce Rd. at Green Lake Rd. in the City of West Bloomfield when a car driven by the defendant turned left into our clients path. This negligent driving caused a two car crash. Our client suffered very serious injuries in the accident.
The defendant ticketed by police for the failure to yield right of way. In Michigan, there are specific statutes that address accidents in which a driver fails to yield right of way and causes an accident with another automobile. These specific laws include that the at fault driver was negligent for:
- Failing to slow his vehicle, make the proper observations and to yield the right-of-way in compliance with a “yield right-of-way” sign which confronted the driver at this intersection, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.649.
- Failing, before starting, to see that the said movement could be made in safety.
- Failing to accord traffic on the through street the right-of-way.
- Failing to obey the City of Detroit Code 38-3-7 as amended January 1, 1969, which provides: Where signs reading “Yield right-of-way” are erected and maintained upon the approach of an intersection, a driver approaching such sign shall reduce speed of his vehicle to a reasonable speed for existing conditions of traffic and visibility, and shall yield the right-of-way to all traffic on the intersecting street or highway which is then and there so close as to constitute an immediate traffic hazard.
In addition to these specific laws on failure to yield right of way, there are other claims for general negligence that our auto accident attorneys use to prove and win a failure to yield right of way accident case.
Our client suffered a right distal radius fracture and a right wrist dislocation requiring surgical repair with placement of internal fixations devices. He also suffered a closed head injury; injury to his neck, shoulder, chest and aggravation of prior back injury. He was hospitalized for a lengthy period of time and then underwent rehabilitation.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering, disability, and scarring caused by the car accident. A claim has been made against the other driver’s insurance company, State Farm Insurance Company, and our client’s insurance company, Allstate Insurance, for underinsured motorist’s benefits. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Michigan failure to yield auto accident, call our top rated West Bloomfield car accident lawyers at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. Call today to learn your legal rights!