The passenger of a minivan was killed in a Washtenaw County Fatal Car Accident in Pittsfield Township on Thursday, May 28 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Carpenter Road. According to police, the car accident allegedly occurred when the minivan, in which the passenger rode, attempted to turn left onto Michigan Avenue and was struck by a truck on the passenger’s side. The passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the minivan was taken to a local hospital. His condition and injuries are unknown at this time. Police continue to investigate this car accident.
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I am very sorry to hear about this tragic Michigan car accident. My condolences and sincerest wishes to the family of the passenger for their loss.
Michigan car accident victims have a number of legal rights. For this type of Michigan auto accident, the family members may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Laws. This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.
Furthermore, the family members may have a claim for Michigan wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that police determine was negligent and caused this car accident. At the very least, the surviving family should hire the best possible lawyer to look into these possibilities. The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case.
Michigan auto accident victims should not speak with the insurance adjuster for the negligent driver before consulting with an attorney.
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