A person hit by car while crossing in a crosswalk with a green light has a very good case against a negligent driver. There is a specific Michigan statute that addresses the legal rights of pedestrians in crosswalks.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
The pedestrian accident injury lawyers in Michigan at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. win settlement for a pedestrian who suffered very serious injuries after being struck by a drunk driver in Wayne County, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court located in Detroit, Michigan (12-001044-NI) presented in front of Judge Daphne Curtis.
According to court documents, the injuries suffered by the pedestrian hit by drunk driver included a traumatic brain injury, as well as spinal fractures and a fractured arm. Due to the seriousness of the injuries suffered, the pedestrian accident victim required hospitalization and has not fully recovered. Court document also conclude that the pedestrian was hit by the drunk driver while walking across the street.
An individual lawfully walking across the street has all of the rights and responsibilities applicable to a pedestrian using that sidewalk or crosswalk, MCL 257.660c.
“A person hit by car while crossing in a crosswalk with a green light has a very good case against a negligent driver. There is a specific Michigan statute that addresses the legal rights of pedestrians in crosswalks,” says Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Partner and Trial Attorney, Daniel Buckfire.
A pedestrian hit by car while crossing the street in Michigan can file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. This can depend on factors involved in the accident. In addition, the injured pedestrian can always file a claim for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, which includes payment of medical bills, lost wages, household services, and attendant care services. In scenarios, where the negligent driver was driving while under the influence, additional claims may be able to be made, including a dram shop lawsuit against the bar or store that served the negligent driver alcohol.
The Michigan pedestrian accident lawsuit sought damages for the traumatic brain injury and other injuries suffered in the accident. The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. pedestrian accident injury lawyers took depositions and fully investigated a potential claim against any establishment that served the drunk driver with alcohol before the accident, but evidence did not support a Dram Shop claim. According to court documents, the lawsuit settled for the full $100,000.00 insurance policy limits from the drunk driver’s insurance company.
About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a seven member Michigan personal injury law firm that counsels injury victims and their families throughout the State of Michigan. The experienced and award winning attorneys represent victims of all types of personal injury accidents including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, brain injury accidents, and all other types of personal injury matters. By handling a small number of select cases, the personal injury attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. offer high-quality personalized service to their injured clients and have earned the trust of accident and injury victims since 1968.
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