Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
All motorists in Michigan owe others on the road the courtesy of driving safely. However, not everyone takes appropriate caution when behind the wheel. Many people drive while distracted, which can cause severe accidents.
If you are injured in a car accident because another driver was not paying attention to the road, you may need to speak to one of our experienced car accident attorneys. We can help you obtain compensation after a distracted driving car accident in Saline.
There are four main types of distractions that can affect a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle properly. If you can prove the other motorist was affected by one of these distractions at the time of your car accident, you may have a valid claim against that person. The four types of distractions while driving are:
Michigan Compiled Law Annotated § 257.602b is a statute that prohibits drivers from texting, typing, or reading on their cell phones except at red lights. If the other driver was issued a traffic violation related to texting and driving, it could strengthen your car accident claim.
After a distracted driving accident, you can seek compensation through Michigan’s no-fault insurance benefits. This statewide coverage pays for financial losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
If you are suffering from non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of one’s family relationships, a lawyer can file a lawsuit against the distracted driver on your behalf.
If you choose to file a lawsuit, your lawyer will have to prove negligence on the part of a distracted driver. All motorists have a duty to drive safely. If they do not, causing an accident with injuries to you, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Our lawyers can investigate your claim through witness testimony. We can even issue a subpoena for the other driver’s cell phone records. Cell phone evidence often corroborates that the at-fault driver was texting or talking when the accident happened. Our attorneys can also examine police and medical reports to build a solid case for your compensation.
MCLA § 600.5805 states that most plaintiffs have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This means you should act fast to avoid missing the opportunity to file or losing critical evidence. Our diligent lawyers in Saline can keep track of all the deadlines in your distracted driving case to protect your rights to compensation.
Any type of car accident can lead to severe injuries and expensive medical bills. However, distracted driving car accidents in Saline can be particularly frustrating. If you were injured in this type of collision, contact our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.
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