There was a story in the paper today about a woman sustaining serious injuries in a Minden City Farm Equipment Accident on December 13 in Sanilac County. According to Michigan State Police, a 19-year-old Minden City woman was traveling north on Minden Road, in Minden Township near Charleston Road, when her vehicle was allegedly struck by an auger protruding from a feed trailer being pulled by a tractor. She lost control of her vehicle and struck the east ditch of the road. She had to extricated by the jaws of life. She was taken to Deckerville Community Hospital for treatment of her serious injuries. The tractor driver was allegedly cited for operating left of center. Police continue to investigate this accident.
I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident and hope the injured woman has a complete and full recovery from her serious injuries. Our Michigan car accident lawyers advise accident victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the injured woman 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.
In addition, the car accident injury victim may also have claims for personal injuries against any driver determined to be at fault in this auto accident. The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case. In this lawsuit, the injured victim can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident. At the very least, she 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 FREEbook, “The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook” by clicking on the book link. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.