Ann Arbor Hit And Run Accident Leaves U of M Pedestrian Student Injured

Ann Arbor car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting on a hit and run accident that injured Navya Varshney, a University of Michigan graduate student  on Wednesday, July 10th, around 1:45 a.m.  at the intersection of High Street and Elizabeth Street. According to police, a car traveling north on Elizabeth Street attempted to turn left on High Street when they hit Ms. Varshney crossing Elizabeth Street.  As a result of the crash, Ms. Varshney suffers from broken ligaments, cartilage and nerve damage in the fingers of her right hand, temple injury, shoulder injury, and a back injury.

I am so sorry to hear about this pedestrian injury accident. I hope Ms. Varshney has a fast recovery without any permanent damages.

According to reports, approximately eleven percent of all vehicle accidents are hit and run collisions involving 700,000 cars.  From 1999 to 2001 hit and runs have jumped 19% and continue to rise since 2003. Hit-and-run car accidents are too common and can be prevented.

Our Ann Arbor lawyers advise pedestrian victims of their legal rights after a Michigan car accident. For this type of hit and run, the injured U of M graduate student can submit a claim forMichigan No-Fault insurance benefits. No-Fault benefits will cover their medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the accident. The student can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.

In addition, pedestrian accident victim,  may also have claims for personal injuries against the driver if found determined to be at fault. The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case. In this lawsuit, the injured victims can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident. If the driver is not found, the injured pedestrian may still be able to file an uninsured or underinsured motorists claim for compensation for their injuries.

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan lawyers are participating in the Hit and Run Reward Program created to assist police authorities in identifying drivers that cause injuries so that they can face the legal penalties imposed for their criminal actions. We choose to participate knowing this program will help bring justice to victims of hit and run accidents and their families.

The Hit and Run Reward Program allows a person who has witnessed the collision to report the accident and offender anonymously and in return be awarded a reward if there is an arrest or felony charge. To create such a program, our law firm has teamed up with We Tip to provide an effective, anonymous hit and run reporting system. If you witness a hit and run, call (800-644-8678). When calling the number you will be asked if you would like to receive a reward if there is an arrest and felony conviction. Rewards of up to $1,000 can be given out.

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