We recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a father and his minor daughter for serious injuries suffered in a Wayne County car accident. The collision occurred on Woodward Avenue at Davison Service Drive in Highland Park, when the Defendant driver ran a red light at the intersection and hit the vehicle in which our clients were passengers, at a high rate of speed.
The father suffered injuries which included a fractured right humerus which required surgery involving the placement of hardware in his arm. The minor daughter suffered a vertical laceration on her forehead which required stitches and left a residual scar.
The Defendant driver did have car insurance at the time of the accident. However, it does not appear the liability coverage is an amount which would fully compensate our clients for their injuries. Fortunately, the father had purchased underinsured motorist coverage from his own insurance company. This provides our clients with coverage in the event they were injured in a car accident by a driver whose insurance coverage is insufficient to fully compensate for the injuries. The lawsuit seeks payment of those benefits from his own insurance company.
Also, as a result of the crash, our clients incurred medical expenses and the father additional incurred medical mileage, wage loss from his job, attendant care and replacement services. Under the Michigan No-Fault Law, our clients auto insurer is required to pay these types of benefits as are reasonable and necessary as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. In this case, the insurance company has neglected to make such payments. Thus, the lawsuit also seeks payment of these Michigan No-Fault benefits.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the personal injury damages and unpaid no-fault benefits incurred due to the red light auto accident. The case was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the Court.
Michigan Laws on Red Light Car Accidents
Michigan laws have specific statutes that address collisions in which a driver runs a red light and causes an accident with another automobile. These specific laws include that the at fault driver was negligent for:
- Failing to obey the instructions of the traffic control signal located at the aforesaid intersection which did then and there show red against the passage of the drive, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.612.
- Failing to yield right-of-way to the vehicle of the plaintiff which was then and there lawfully within the intersection, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.612.
In addition to these specific laws on failing to stop, there are other claims for general negligence that our personal injury attorneys use to prove and win a red light accident case.
For more information about your rights, call our award winning Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We will answer any questions that you may have and explain your rights to you. Our track record of sizeable settlements and our history of high client satisfaction will let you focus on recovering from your injuries rather than worrying about your lawsuit. Contact one of our experienced Michigan car accident lawyers today for a free, no obligation case review.