Our Michigan failure to yield auto accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit for a passenger injured in her daughter’s car in Fowlerville, Livingston County. The vehicle in which our client was riding passenger in was hit when the defendant driver turned left in front of our client’s car without yielding the right of way. The defendant testified that they were given an “all clear” waive by a driver who did not remain at the scene of the car accident, and therefore was ticketed for failure to yield right of way.
Our client suffered serious injuries in the crash, including a cervical spine fracture, fractured ribs, back injury, sternum fracture, and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions. She was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital for 5 days following the accident for treatment. Due to the seriousness of her injuries, she was re-admitted two more times to the hospital due to a development of an infection and fluid on her lungs, as well as other complications regarding infection and spinalcolumn fracture.
We filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client against both the drive and his wife who is a title owner of the vehicle. The lawsuit was filed in the Livingston County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.
Under Michigan law, a passenger injured in an accident have several possible claims for their injuries. First, the injured passenger can sue the driver that was negligent. A negligent driver is someone who failed to use reasonable care and caused the collision. This can be for example, speeding, failing to use a turn signal, or in this case failure to yield right of way. Passengers may also be entitled to Michigan No-Fault Benefits. This is true even if they did not have their own auto insurance policy.
If you or someone you know suffered injuries as a passenger in a Michigan car accident, call our top rated auto accident attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. Even if the car in which you were riding in was determined to be at fault, and you suffer passenger injuries, you still have legal rights and may be able to file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as make a claim for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. For more information, call today to discuss your case. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. award winning car accident lawyers will answer all questions that you may have and explain what legal recourse is available to you. Call now for your free, no obligation consultation!