Ann Arbor Car Accident Lawsuit Filed For Closed Head Injury Victim

Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers recently filed a personal injury lawsuit for a woman who suffered serious injuries in a rear-end car accident. The lawsuit was filed against the negligent driver and the owner for pain and suffering, disability, loss of enjoyment of life and other non-economic injuries. A claim was also filed for underinsurance motorists benefits against our client’s own insurance company, MEEMIC Insurance Company.

The car accident took place in Pittsfield Township at the intersection of Carpenter and Ellsworth Roads. The woman was rear-ended by the negligent driver while stopped at a red light.

Due to the accident, our client suffered a closed head injury along with loss of memory, cognitive injuries, and back injuries. Her disabilities are continuing in lifelong and she has been treated by both the University of Michigan hospital and in the U of M Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Program following the accident.

If you or a family member suffer serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury due to an Ann Arbor car accident, contact one of our experienced Michigan car accident attorneys to discuss your case. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.

Lenawee County Car Accident Jury Verdict

A Lenawee County jury returned a verdict in a car accident case in favor of the accident for approximately $2,000,000.00.  This is a substantial verdict in any part of the State of Michigan, but especially significant for Lenawee County where jurors are considered conservative when awarding compensation to injury victims.  The accident victim suffered a closed head injury in the accident.

The negligent driver had insurance company with Farm Bureau Insurance Company.  Incredibly, the insurance adjuster offered only $100,000 before the trial to settle this serious injury case.  Well, the jury clearly saw through the smoke and mirror defense and the adjuster grossly underestimated the magnitude of the case, and the tremendous skill of the lawyer for the accident victim.  There will most likely be significant penalties awarded against the Defendant in this case and the insurance company will be probably be required to foot the bill, as it should.

Brain Injury Support Group

Our Ann Arbor accident and injury lawyers often represent traumatic brain injury victims and their families in lawsuits that caused their injuries.  There are a number of top medical providers in the area that treat brain injury victims and assist them with their rehabilitation and recovery.  In addition to formal medical treatment, another  important aspect of brain injury treatment and recovery for traumatic brain injury survivors is often participation in support groups.  

Brain injury support groups are often very helpful for both the brain injury survivors and their families.   Meeting other survivors and their families who are experiencing or have been through the treatment and recovery process provides an excellent source of both understanding and comfort.

The Michigan Brain Injury Association has a number of support groups throughout the State of Michigan for brain injury survivors and their families.  These groups meet together, usually monthly, to offer support and advice for each other.

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the brain injury support group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48108.  For more information, contact James Briggs at (734) 668-6404.

For more information about our Michigan Brain Injury Lawyers and the legal rights of brain injury victims in Michigan, contact our office at (800) 606-1717.

Jackson County Motorcycle Accident

I read in the newspaper today a tragic story about biker seriously injured in a Jackson County Motorcycle Accident that occurred on Wednesday, August 4th. According to police, the biker was northbound on Cooper Street when a pick-up truck allegedly turned left in front of him. The biker was rushed to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the accident.

I  am very sorry to hear about this Michigan motorcycle accident and wish the biker a speedy and complete recovery.

Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers advise bikers of their legal rights.   Because this Michigan motorcycle accident involved contact with another motor vehicle, the biker should be eligible for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits.  This will provide for payment of medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits.  For a complete explanation of the rights of injured bikers in Michigan, you should request our FREE BOOK, “The Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle Accident Handbook.”

The no-fault insurance laws are complex and confusing and it is imperative that the injury victims and their family members contact a Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible so that the claims process can be started.  There are strict deadlines for filing claims and submitting bills and if not met, the insurance company may be legally entitled to refuse payment for these claims.

Sandstone Township Truck Injury Accident

While reading the news this morning, I read about a tragic Sandstone Township Automobile Injury Accident. According to Michigan State Police, a 22-year-old man was allegedly riding on the tailgate of a 2008 Chevrolet pick-up truck  on Gardner Road near County Farm Road. The victim, whose identity has not been released, allegedly fell out of the truck and struck his head.

The man was airlifted to the University of Michigan Medical Center with serious injuries to the head. His condition is unknown at this time. State police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident and is under investigation to determine if criminal charges should be filed  against the driver and other passengers of the truck.

I am deeply sorry to hear about this accident and my most heart-felt wishes go out to the victim for a speedy and complete recovery.

Michigan car accident victims have a number of legal rights.  For this type of auto accident, the injured passenger can submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits.  No-Fault benefits will cover his medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the accident.  The injured passenger can claim these benefits even if he did not have an automobile insurance policy.

In addition, the injured victim may be able to file a lawsuit against other persons who may be determined to be at fault in the auto accident. The insurance company for the driver and owner of the pick-up truck must still cover any injuries. In this lawsuit, the victim can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident.  Another possible claim would be a potential Michigan dram shop case against the seller or furnisher of the  alcohol before the accident.

An experienced Michigan car accident lawyer can assist the victim with this type of claim.  Accident victims should not speak with the insurance adjuster for the negligent driver before consulting with an attorney.

If you would like more information about your rights after a Michigan car accident, you can order our FREE book, “The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook” by clicking on the book link.  We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Michigan car accident cases, visit our law firm web site at  If you would like to speak with one of our Michigan car accident attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly..

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