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.

Our drunk driving accident lawyers advise victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the injured individual can submit a claim for Michigan 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 injured victim can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.

In addition, the drunk driver accident injury victim may also have claims for personal injuries against the driver 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 alcohol is considered to be factor of the negligent drivers behavior, another possible claim for anyone injured by the alleged drunk driver would be a potential Michigan dram shop case against the seller or furnisher of the alcohol before the accident. At the very least, they should hire the best possible lawyer to look into these possibilities.



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