Our Michigan auto accident attorneys recently filed a lawsuit for a woman who suffered serious injuries in a Westland, Michigan auto accident. She was driving her car her car eastbound on Cherry Hill Road and approached a green light at the Merriman Road Intersection. The Defendant was driving northbound on Merriman Road and ran the red light at the intersection. He struck one vehicle that was forced into another car. The Defendant was ticketed for “Failed to Yield” by the Westland Police Department.
Our client suffered serious injuries to her leg, ankle, and foot in the accident. She has undergone four surgeries in the past two years due to the car accident. She has been disabled from work and other activities. She is expected to continue to miss work and may need additional surgery if her physical therapy is not successful.
The lawsuit seeks damages for her pain and suffering, disability, and permanent scars on her leg from the surgeries. Her medical bills and lost wages are being paid by her insurance company as required by the Michigan No-Fault Statute. This case was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.
Michigan laws have 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 Mich. Comp. Laws Ann §257.649 – 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
If you or someone you know was recently involved in a car accident that involved the act of a driver failing to yield you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a claim for your personal injuries. For more information, call our award winning law firm at (800) 606-1717. Call now to get your case reviewed for free at no obligation by one of our experienced qualified auto accident attorneys. We will explain your rights to you and discuss what the laws are in Michigan specific to your injury case.