Our Romeo car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently filed a Michigan lawsuit on behalf of a man who suffered serious injuries after being rear ended on northbound Van Dyke in the City of Washington Township. He was driving northbound between 30 and 31 Mile Road when the defendant rear ended his truck without ever touching her brakes. The impact was severe enough to bend the frame of the truck. Our client was transported to William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI by the Washington Township Fire Department /EMS.
Michigan law provides a special rule for dealing with rear-end accidents. MCL 257.402 provides that drivers who hit the rear end of a car "shall be deemed prima facie guilty of negligence." In other words, Michigan has a presumption that the person who hit the rear end of another car is at fault for the accident and guilty of negligence.
Our client was diagnosed with a severe fracture of the thoracic spine. Surgery was performed to stabilize the thoracic spine. The accident occurred on June 18, 2013. Our client was transferred from Beaumont Hospital to a Rehabilitation Facility, where he continues to remain for rehabilitation.
The Michigan lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering and disability caused by the crash and resulting injuries. The rear-end car accident claim was filed in the Macomb County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court. We have sued the driver of the vehicle for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and her husband under the owner/liability statute.
If you or someone you know suffers serious injuries after a rear-end car accident they should call our top rated car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now. There are strict deadlines for filing claims so it is important that you call us today. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your claim with one of experienced lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the medical information and evidence to prove and win your case against the insurance company.