Our car accident lawyers in Detroit recently settled a claim on behalf of a woman who was injured in a head-on collision. The accident took place on Southfield Road in the City of Ecorse, Michigan.
Our client was driving along Southfield Road when a vehicle driving from the opposite direction swerved into her lane and hit her vehicle head-on. As a result of the Ecorse collision, she suffered fractures in her tibia and fibula, as well as fractures of discs at C4-6 that required a fusion repair procedure.
The suit was filed against the at-fault driver and sought damages for our client's pain and suffering. Our firm was able to settle the suit for full policy limits four months after she retained our firm, and before going to litigation.
Head-on collisions are often very serious and result in a higher rate of fatalities than other types of auto accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a study in Michigan found that 22 percent of wrong-way accidents were fatal, compared to 0.3 percent for all highway accidents in the same time frame.
Why do these types of accidents result in more fatal injuries and death? This is typically because of how these accidents occur - the front of a car colliding with the front of another motor vehicle causing both vehicles to stop forward movement almost instantly.
Our client suffered fractures, however other common injuries often see as result of head-on collision include:
Help After A Michigan Head-On Car Accident
Victims suffering injuries or have lost a loved one as a result of a head-on collision do have legal rights and should speak to an attorney. At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. , our lawyers help accident victims and their families get their medical bills paid and obtain the justice they deserve for their pain and suffering as a result of a Michigan car accident. Whether, your crash happened in Ecorse or anywhere else throughout the State, our lawyers can help! We have been helping those injured for over 30 years and have a track record of successful verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Call our office today at (248) 286-8100 to get more information on your rights and to determine if you have a case. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis or a No Win, No Fee promise, which means no costs or fees until we win or settle your claim. We promise to answer all of your questions that you may have in clear details and will spend as much time with you as you need to ensure you understand what actions can be taken.