Our Michigan pedestrian accident lawyers represent clients who suffer serious injuries while walking in a public crosswalk at a major intersection. The negligent driver causes the accident because they are distracted or simply not paying attention to the pedestrian in the crosswalk. Quite often, the driver will make a right turn onto a street without first looking to see if a pedestrian was attempting to cross the street.
There is a specific Michigan statute that addresses the legal rights of pedestrians in crosswalks.
An individual lawfully operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk or a pedestrian crosswalk has all of the rights and responsibilities applicable to a pedestrian using that sidewalk or crosswalk.
A pedestrian injured in a crosswalk accident in Michigan does have legal rights. First, the injured pedestrian can file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. This includes claims for damages such as for pain and suffering, disability, and scarring or permanent disfigurement.
Also, the injured 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 the person injured in the accident was a pedestrian, the victim can obtain No-Fault Insurance benefits even he or she did not own a vehicle or have an auto insurance policy.
To learn more about your legal rights after a Michigan pedestrian crosswalk 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!
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