I read a tragic story in the paper this morning about a fatal Belleville drunk-driving rollover accident that occurred in the early morning hours today in Van Buren Township on I-94. According to police, a westbound Jeep Liberty, with a driver and three passengers, veered off I-94 and flipped multiple times near the rest stop between Bellville Road and Rawsonville Road. Three of the car’s occupants were thrown from the vehicle. One passenger died and the others were taken to a local hospital. Police are still investigating this accident and believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident and offer the family of the deceased passenger my most sincere condolences and best wishes. I hope that the other injured parties have a complete recovery without any permanent deficits.
Our Michigan car accident lawyers advise accident victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, any injured parties can submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits. No-Fault benefits will cover their medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the accident. The injured parties can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.
Additionally, for this type of auto accident in Michigan, the family members of the deceased passenger may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits. This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.
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, any injured parties and the family of the deceased victim 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.
Also, the family members of the deceased passenger may have a claim for a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that police determine was negligent and caused this accident.
Another possible claim for anyone injured by the alleged drunk driver would be a potential Michigan dram shop case against the seller or furnisher of the alcohol before the accident.
At the very least, the surviving family and injured parties 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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If you would like more information about your rights after a Michigan car accident, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook" by clicking on the book link. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.
For more information about Michigan car accident cases, visit our Michigan personal injury, car accident, and malpractice law website. If you would like to speak with one of our Michigan car accident attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.
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If you were involved in this accident or a similar accident and have questions about your legal rights and options, it is important that you contact a reputable law firm. Please make sure that any Michigan law firm that you contact has significant experience in handling these types of accident and injury cases and has an excellent track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts. We also suggest that the attorney you contact provides you with a free initial consultation.