Pedestrian Injured in Detroit When Tire Flies Off Car
I came across an awful story this morning from Detroit. A bystander on a sidewalk was critically injured when two cars collided with one another at the corner of Seven Mile and Fairport Road. Apparently a tire flew off from one of the cars and struck the pedestrian before shattering through a store window. Pedestrian Injured in Detroit When Tire Flies Off Car – what are the legal ramifications? Do you need a Michigan pedestrian accident lawyer?
Is There a Legitimate Lawsuit?
I’m sure the last thing that is on anybody’s mind who is directly involved with this situation is whether a lawsuit exists. However, there is little doubt that someone will have to foot the bill for the pedestrian’s medical bills which are likely to be substantial. Even though the pedestrian wasn’t in one of the cars when they collided, because the injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident, the pedestrian is entitled to personal injury protection benefits (PIP) under Michigan’s No-Fault Act whether he/she was insured or not. These benefits cover all economic damages like medical bills, rehabilitation, attendant care, lost wages, etc. It is also important to note that because the pedestrian was critically injured, it is likely that he has a legitimate third party claim against the negligent party who caused the injuries. Third party claims are filed to collect non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Goldman & Associates are Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured, you need a personal injury attorney you can trust. Goldman & Associates have been in the business of informing injured people of their rights for over twenty-five years. Contact us today for a free consultation at 877-737-8800.
You don’t need to be in a motor vehicle to collect no-fault insurance benefits. An unfortunate accident in Detroit the other day highlights how beneficial the No-Fault Insurance Act is for those injured as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Contact us today for a free consultation at 877-737-8800.
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