Car Accident In Sterling Heights Michigan, Four Injured

There was a nasty car accident at the corner of 19 Mile and Mound Road in Sterling Heights Michigan this past Monday. As is true in nearly every traffic accident, it appears that the responsible party blew through a red light. 4 People were injured (2 people in each vehicle) – 1 critically – in the crash.

Who’s Responsible?

It is pretty clear that the driver who blew through the red light is liable for the injuries that were caused in this accident. Each person’s own insurance will cover their PIP benefits. PIP benefits cover all economic damages for those who are injured in an crahs involving a motor vehicle. PIP benefits cover benefits for medical and rehabilitation expenses, the cost for treatment and medicine, lost wages, replacement services, and even survivor’s loss benefits. However, in an accident where one is “critically” injured (like in this case) and suffers a threshold injury, the injured passengers may sue the negligent driver for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. This does not apply only to the driver and passenger of the other car. This also includes the passenger riding with the responsible party.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

Car accidents can have devastating consequences that last a lifetime. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, you need to contact an experienced Michigan personal injury and no-fault insurance attorney right away. Only an experienced Michigan Car Accident Lawyer can let you know what the law is, and how it applies to your situation.

Summary

Unfortunately, serious Michigan car accidents seem to pop up regularly in the Metro Detroit area. Whether you are the passenger in another vehicle, or whether you were riding with the responsible party, you may be entitled to PIP benefit under Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance Act, and you may have a legitimate negligence claim against the responsible party as well. Only an experienced Michigan personal injury Attorney can let you know one way or the other.

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