Our Michigan child injury lawyers represent children injured in pedestrian car accidents. In 2011, there were 2,399 pedestrians involved in motor vehicle crashes, with 140 pedestrians killed and 1,973 injured. Of those numbers, 478 were children under the age of fifteen.
Causes of Child Pedestrian Accidents
There are many reasons that these serious child injury car accidents occur, including:
- Distracted drivers not paying attention to pedestrians
- Night time visibility affecting the driver’s ability to see the pedestrian
- Right turn on red accidents where drivers are not looking for pedestrians
- Pedestrians crossing in areas not marked with crosswalks
- Drivers driving at excessive speeds and carelessly
A child injured in a Michigan pedestrian car accident does have legal rights. First, the injured child can file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. The lawsuit is brought by the parents of the child. This includes claims for damages such as for pain and suffering, disability, and scarring or permanent disfigurement.
Michigan Child No-Fault Insurance Claims
Additionally, the injured child pedestrian can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits. These include claims for payment of medical bills, lost wages, household services, and attendant care services. If a child is injured in the accident, the child can obtain No-Fault Insurance benefits even if his parents did not have an auto insurance policy.
To learn more about your legal rights after a Michigan child pedestrian car accident, you should request our own book written by Michigan car accident lawyer Daniel L. Buckfire, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook." It has been called the best book ever written for persons injured in Michigan car accidents. It answers all of your questions, in plain English, about your legal rights against negligent drivers as well as your available benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Law. We'll send it to you for FREE!
Contact Our Michigan Child Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If your child or a child you care about has been hit by a motor vehicle and suffered serious injuries, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. If we believe you have a case, we will begin working on it immediately.
We do not charge any legal fees to get started on your case. In fact, we only charge once we have secured a settlement amount for you. If we are unable to recover a settlement for you for any reason, you will owe us nothing. This is known as our No Fee Promise. We will put it all in writing for you. There is literally nothing to lose, so call our expert child injury lawyers today!