There was another story in the paper today about a woman seriously injured in a Warren Township pedestrian hit and run accident on January 18th in Midland County. According to the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, a 26-year old Midland woman was walking east on Pere Marquette when she was allegedly hit by an unidentified vehicle. She was rushed to Covenant Medical Center for treatment of her serious injuries. Police are still investigating this accident and ask that anyone with information on the accident contact them.
I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident and wish the injured pedestrian a full recovery with no permanent deficits. Our Flint accident injury lawyers advise accident victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the injured pedestrian 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 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, injured pedestrian 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.
If the driver’s identity is not discovered, the pedestrian still may have rights under the law. She may be able to file an uninsured motorists claim against his own insurance policy or another insurance policy to receive the No-Fault Benefits. At the very least, the injured party 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.
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