Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Michigan
Accidents involving pedestrians often result in severe and debilitating injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident in Michigan, it is vital to contact an experienced attorney to discuss all of you or your loved one’s rights. At Goldman and Associates, our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in protecting and successfully representing pedestrians that have been struck by an automobile, truck or motorcycle.
Whether you were struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street, walking down the sidewalk or walking through a parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation. A pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle is entitled to Michigan no-fault benefits regardless of fault, such as reimbursement for medical expenses, wage loss benefits, household services and attendant care. Additionally, if you were struck by a negligent driver and suffered serious injury, additional compensation may be available.
Pedestrian accidents occur when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, or other obstruction. Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including vehicle design, road conditions, driver impairment, or speed of operation.
Michigan Pedestrian Law Facts
Pedestrians involved in automobile accidents in Michigan have certain rights under the same ‘no-fault’ system of law which governs vehicular collisions. Generally speaking, as with most automobile accidents, this means that each party’s insurance company pays their benefits, even if they were not the at-fault party in the accident. These benefits would go to cover any medical expenses incurred as a result of an accident. If the injuries are serious enough and are the result of a careless driver, however, the injured party may also be able to recover ‘non-economic damages’ for pain and suffering from the other party.
Because Michigan no-fault cases involving pedestrians are often confusing, it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable attorney regarding your rights. At Goldman & Associates, our attorneys will fully explain the law to you, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you or your loved one receive all that you are entitled to.