Washtenaw County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Our pedestrian accident injury attorneys represent victims of Washtenaw County pedestrian accidents. Many of these accidents have catastrophic results, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, cuts, and gashes. In some instances the victim that sustains one or more of these injuries will never heal completely, which may result in a disability that can affect the rest of their life and their family’s life. Unfortunately, many people are killed in pedestrian accidents as a result of someone else’s negligence on the road.

Washtenaw County Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Washtenaw County is a county in the state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 344,791. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 722.53 square miles, of which 709.94 square miles is land and 12.59 square miles is water. Nearby counties include: Livingston, Oakland, Wayne, Monroe, Lenawee, Jackson, and Ingham.

According to the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, there have been 98 deaths or serious injuries due to pedestrian accidents in Washtenaw County from 2007-2010. Other alarming statistics include:

  • Washtenaw County ranks 6th among all Michigan Counties during this time span for the number of persons seriously injured or killed in Pedestrian accidents.
  • Washtenaw County ranks 4th in percentage of all persons killed or seriously injured in a bike accident.
  • Just over 10% of all deaths or serious injuries in Washtenaw County are accounted for by Pedestrian accidents.
  • The average of county rank for percentage of persons killed or seriously injured in Washtenaw County Pedestrian accident is 5.00.

Washtenaw County Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits

Pedestrians injured by a motor vehicle have the right to pursue claims for injury damages against the person responsible for causing the accident. This would include an injury claim against a negligent motorist or truck driver who caused the accident with the pedestrian. In Michigan, a claim for personal injury damages can be filed against the party that was operating the vehicle in a negligent manner and caused the accident. When a pedestrian dies as a result of an accident, the family can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuit.

Pedestrians Struck by motor vehicles are also entitled to Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits. These benefits include payment of medical bills, hospital bills, lost wages, and other benefits. An injured pedestrian does not need to own a car or have an auto insurance policy to receive these benefits.

Contact a Washtenaw County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Individuals injured in a Washtenaw County pedestrian accident should contact the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation. To speak with an experienced Michigan pedestrian accident lawyer, call us now at (800) 606-1717. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.

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