Barry Township Hit and Run Accident

There was a story in the paper today about a pedestrian seriously injured in a Barry Township hit and run accident on November 26 in Calhoun County. According to the Barry Township Police, a 50-year-old woman was walking on Delton Road when she was allegedly hit by a dark colored sedan or minivan that fled the scene of the accident. She was taken to Borgess Hospital for treatment of her serious injuries. Police state that the vehicle may have damage to the hood or front end and was last seen on M-43. Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call them or Silent Observer at 1-800-310-9031.

I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident and hope that the injured pedestrian has a complete recovery without any permanent deficits.

Our Michigan car accident lawyers advise accident victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the injured pedestrian can submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits.  No-Fault benefits will cover her medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the accident.  The injured party can claim these benefits even if she did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.

If the driver’s identity is not discovered, the injured pedestrian still has rights under the law. She may be able to file an uninsured motorists claim against her own insurance policy or another insurance policy to receive the No-Fault Benefits.

In addition, the injury victims may be able to file a lawsuit against the persons determined to be at fault in auto accident. The insurance company for the driver must still cover any injuries. In this lawsuit, the injured victim can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident. The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case. At the very least, the injured pedestrian should hire the best possible lawyer to look into these possibilities.

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.

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