Our Lansing auto accident attorneys recently filed a failure to yield right of way car accident lawsuit on behalf of our client injured in the collision. Our client suffered several serious injuries, including a cervical spine injury, head injury, back injury and chest wall injury. In order to fuse his cervical spine injury, he underwent surgery and has not returned to work at this time.
Our client was travelling as a passenger in his mother’s car at the time of the collision. The defendant turned left in front of our client’s vehicle without yielding the right of way, and was ticketed for her negligence.
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 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.
Our award winning Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Lansing car accident lawyers filed the lawsuit for our client’s passenger injuries in the Ingham County Circuit Court. We filed the lawsuit against the negligent driver, as well as her husband who is the title owner of the vehicle. The lawsuit seeks compensation for our injured client’s pain and suffering.
For more information about your rights after a Michigan auto accident caused by a negligent drivers failure to yield right of way, call our top rated personal injury law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We will start investigating your case immediately, gathering the accident report and witness statements to win and prove your case. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation and learn your legal rights. Our office will represent you under our No Win No Fee Promise, which means no fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. This strategy has worked for both us and our clients for over 50 years and we have a track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts to back it up. Call now!