Our drunk driving accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent injury victims against drunk drivers. We file lawsuits against the intoxicated drivers and the establishments that served them alcohol prior to the crash. These cases result in sigificant settlements for our clients.
Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Facts
The number of Michigan drunk driving accidents resulting in serious injury and death is frightening. In 2015, there were 267 auto accident fatalities caused by drunk drivers. This represents 30.3% of all motor vehicle accident deaths during the year. There were 4,633 alcohol related crash injuries during the same year. Many of these crashes resulted in serious and permanent injuries to innocent motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Can I Sue the Drunk Driver for Causing An Auto Accident?
Every person injured by a drunk driver can sue the driver for injuries suffered in the accident. The injured person can claim compensation for pain and suffering, fright and shock, loss of enjoyment of life, and disability in the lawsuit. Compensation is also allowed for scars and other disfigurments resulting from the accident.
There is also psychological harm to the drunk driving accident victim. Victims of drunk driving car accidents and their surviving families often deal with more than just the physical injuries suffered when hit by a drunk driver. People injured by a drunk driver also feel psychologically violated and emotionally wronged when hurt by an intoxicated driver. The law also allows compensation for this type of emotional trauma and psychological harm.
Can I Sue the Drunk Driver for Medical Bills and Lost Wages?
Michigan no-fault insurance benefits provide for payment of medical bills, lost wages, and other claims. These are not included in a claim against a drunk driver. No-fault benefits are typically paid by the victim's own car insurance company or another auto insurance company, depending the facts of the accident. Our attorneys will determine which insurance company is responsible for paying your benefits and will assist you in making all of your insurance claims.
How do I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Drunk Driver?
If a drunk driving accident resulted in the tragic death of an innocent person, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver. These lawsuits seek compensation for the pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death, the loss of society and companionship to surviving family members, and economic losses. Economic damages include the loss of income (past, present, and future) and the loss of support to dependent family members.
Free Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Book
If you would like more information about your legal rights after a Michigan drunk driving accident injury, you can order our free book, "The Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Handbook" by attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. He is rated "Superb" by the top lawyer internet rating service and has achieved the highest possible rating for ability and integrity in the legal profession. The book will explain your legal rights for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits and your right to file a car accident lawsuit for your personal injuries suffered in the accident.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Hit By Drunk Driver Accident Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan drunk driving accident case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not win a settlement for you, you owe us nothing! It is really that simple.
Contact Your Michigan Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
For more information about suing a drunk driver in Michigan, call our car accident attorneys at (800) 606-1717.
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There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan drunk driver lawsuits, so it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately after the accident. If you wait too long and the deadline for your case expires, your claim could be lost forever! Contact us today and tell us your story!