A recent analysis by MLive.com reported that in the last decade, more than 9,000 car accidents in Michigan involved cell phone use – whether it be talking on the phone while driving, texting while driving, using your cell phone as a navigator, etc. In fact, since 2001 at least 800 accidents per year involved cell phone use, with more than 1,000 car accidents during peak years. If you or a family member suffers injuries in an accident due a driver’s negligent behavior, you do have legal rights to sue Michigan driver texting while driving for car accident.
Texting while driving or using a cell phone while driving is a form of distracted driving. Distracted driving is very dangerous to you and all other drivers on the roads just as these statistics prove. Even with Michigan passing the anti-texting law, where a driver is prohibited from texting while driving, the number of car accidents caused by a negligent driver texting while driving has not decreased and is not stopping people from still doing the crime.
Legal Rights After Injuries in a Michigan Car Accident
Persons injured in a Michigan car accident due to a negligent driver texting while driving have the legal right to pursue claims for personal injuries and no-fault insurance benefits. The driver and passengers injured in the auto accident can file a no-fault insurance claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits. The injured driver and passengers can also make a claim for pain and suffering damages, also known as non-economic damages. Pain and suffering damages generally include compensation for:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Fright and shock
- Denial of social pleasures and enjoyments
- Embarrassment, humiliation or mortification
Proving these claims to the insurance company or a jury takes significant expertise by an experienced personal injury attorney. There are certain methods of presenting these “invisible” injuries to the insurance company or jury that allow them to essentially feel the pain of the accident victim and to best understand how these injuries have impacted the life of both the victim and the surrounding family. Our auto accident injury lawyers have proven again and again they we have the skill and ability to win significant car accident settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.
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Contact Your Michigan Car Accident Lawyer
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