Our Buckfire & Buckfire car accident lawyers in Michigan recently settled a Washington Township red light auto accident lawsuit. The collision took place at the intersection of 29 Mile Road and Van Dyke Road. Our client, a 32-year-old man, was on his way to work at the Ford Romeo Engine Plant when he approached the intersection. He was travelling along Van Dyke and the traffic light was flashing yellow. At the time he was driving through the intersection, a negligent driver riding along 29 Mile Road ran through his flashing red light and hit our client.
An off-duty Shelby Township Fire Investigator and his wife witnessed the Defendant run the red light causing a severe crash with our client’s car. The negligent was given a ticket for failing to yield the right-of-way. Despite the ticket, the at-fault driver testified at deposition that she made a complete stop at the intersection before proceeding.
Our client was transported to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township by the Washington Township Fire Department. He was diagnosed with the following injuries: right ankle fracture, broken left tibia, scarring and disfigurement, head injury resulting in vision changes, facial lacerations, and a neck injury,
According to Michigan laws, failing to obey the instructions of the traffic control signal located at the aforesaid intersection which did then and there show red against the passage of the drive, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.612. In addition, failing to yield right-of-way to the vehicle of the plaintiff which was then and there lawfully within the intersection, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.612.
The insurance carrier for the negligent driver agreed to settle the case for policy limits for $100,000.00 following the Case Evaluation Hearing. The red light auto accident case settled less than one year from the time of the crash.
Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 if you or someone you know suffers injuries or was killed in a running red light accident in Michigan. Under Michigan law, you do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately so you do not lose your case. Call now for your free consultation! Our expert Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. car accident lawyers will discuss your case with you and represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we prove and win your case.