Victims of Drunk Driver Seriously Injured In Head-On Canton Michigan Car Accident

Michigan Drunk Driver Car Accident AttorneysOur Michigan car accident injury Buckfire attorneys are reporting a fatal head-on accident on Sunday, July 15th in the early am hours in Canton.  According to police, a 26-year-old woman was driving the wrong way on Michigan Avenue and crashed into another vehicle head-on.  The woman driver was turning left from southbound Lilley and drove the wrong way along westbound Michigan Avenue. She was the only passenger in her vehicle, however the car she struck held both a driver and a passenger, 39-year-old Ypsilanti man and his wife.

Both drivers suffer serous injuries in the Michigan drunk driver accident and were taken to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. The passenger in the vehicle that was struck head-on also suffered injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and then transferred to the University of Michigan Hospital.

Alcohol appears to be the factor in the accident. The 26-year-old driver is suspected of driving drunk. Police reports show that both drivers were driving within the legal speed limit along Michigan Avenue – 50-55 mph.

I am very sorry to hear about this accident. I hope all victims of the car accident have a fast recovery without any permanent damages.

Wrong way drivers cause about 3% of all crashes, however when these type of accidents occur they can be fatal and tragic. Wrong way car accidents are usually more severe, often involving several cars and more impact damage. According to the Texas Transportation Institute, 75% of all wrong way crashes are caused by drunk drivers, and half peak around 2 a.m., just as this particular accident. (more…)

Fatal Ypsilanti Township Pedestrian Accident

There was a story in the paper today about a fatal Ypsilanti Township pedestrian accident on December 6 in Washtenaw County. According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, the pedestrian was walking along Michigan Avenue, near Wiard Road, when a 17-year-old driver allegedly attempted to swerve to avoid hitting the pedestrian but was unable to avoid the pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed on the scene. Police are still investigating the accident.

I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident and offer the family of the deceased pedestrian my most sincere condolences and best wishes.

Our Michigan car accident lawyers advise accident victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the family members of the deceased pedestrian may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits. This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.

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 family of the deceased 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.

Also, the family members of the deceased pedestrian may have a claim for a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that police determine was negligent and caused this accident. At the very least, the surviving family members 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.

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.

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