Michigan Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Nearly 1,000 people died in vehicle accidents in Michigan in 2008. Many of those wrecks were caused by recklessness or an error by one of the drivers. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a vehicle accident caused by another motorist, you have a right under the law to claim compensation for your injuries and for the loss of a loved one.
The vehicle accident lawyers at Michigan Injury Lawyers will advocate for you if you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident caused by another motorist. We represent people injured in accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, bicycles and pedestrians. We understand how disruptive injuries from a serious vehicle accident can be to you and your family.
Here are a few facts to consider about vehicle accidents:
- Car Accidents– Nearly 60 percent of fatal traffic accidents in Michigan involve passenger cars. Another 14 percent involve pickup trucks and six percent involve vans and motor homes. Car accidents produce the most injuries and fatalities of all vehicle accidents.
- Motorcycle Accidents– Motorcycles lack protection in crashes, and the death rate for motorcyclists based on miles driven is much higher than for other vehicles. In Michigan, 125 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2008 and more than 3,300 motorcyclists were injured.
- Bicycle Accidents– People ages 45 to 54 accounted for more than one-fourth of the deaths in bicycle accidents. Overall, 25 bicyclists died in traffic accidents in Michigan and more than 1,600 riders suffered injuries in 2008. Most of those who died were not wearing bicycle helmets, which help prevent head and brain injuries.
- Snowmobile Accidents– Fifteen snowmobiles were involved in fatal crashes on Michigan public roadways in 2008, leaving 12 people dead. Alcohol was involved in six of the fatal crashes.
- Truck Accidents– More than 100 people died and 2,400 were in injured in traffic accidents involving large commercial trucks and buses in Michigan in 2008. Accidents involving large trucks often cause injuries to occupants of other vehicles.
- Drunk Driving Accidents– Michigan – along with all states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – has laws that make it illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher.
- Work Zone Accidents– Most work zone accidents occur at the beginning of work zones, where traffic patterns are first disrupted. Lane closures, sudden lane shifts, and reduced speeds all significantly increase the risk of rear end and side collisions in work zones.
Aviation Accidents – Less common than other vehicle accidents, aviations accidents are more deadly when they occur. Aviation accidents involving single-engine planes and small jets often involve deaths and serious injuries to passengers.
The injury lawyers at Michigan Injury Lawyers have extensive experience evaluating vehicle accidents and identifying all of the contributing factors and potential defendants. While no amount of money can repay you for a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, a fair settlement or verdict can help you provide for your family’s security. Our goal is ensure that you and your family get your life back on track after a disruptive personal injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in a vehicle accident in Michigan caused by the negligence of another person, call the motor vehicle accident attorneys at Michigan Injury Lawyers at 313-438-4357, or contact us online for a free evaluation of your case. If there is no recovery in your case, there is no fee for our services