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When A Pedestrian Is Hit By A Car In Michigan

Pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic. When a person gets hit by a car, the consequences can be devastating. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, our pedestrian accident lawyers at Biggs & Gunst P.C. Attorneys At Law in Ann Arbor can fight to get you the compensation you deserve by suing the negligent driver. A Michigan pedestrian accident attorney can help make the difference in your recovery.

Common Causes Of Michigan Pedestrian Accidents

There are a number of different reasons pedestrians can easily get hit by a car and injured in a pedestrian accident, including:

  • Speeding or driving too fast into an intersection where a pedestrian is crossing
  • Distracted driving and drivers not paying attention to the road
  • Aggressive drivers who disregard safety precautions or traffic signals

When drivers fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, a life-altering accident can happen in an instant, resulting in catastrophic and serious injuries. Our car accident lawyers can help you hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

Where Are Pedestrian Accidents Most Likely To Occur?

Pedestrian accidents usually occur in urban areas and city streets, around and near crosswalks. They also occur in parking lots or in driveways of private property. Pedestrian accidents frequently occur at night, when it is more difficult to see.

Are Injured Pedestrians Entitled To No-Fault Insurance Benefits In Michigan?

When a pedestrian is injured by an auto, under Michigan’s no-fault laws, they may be entitled to receive personal injury protection. Personal injury protection (PIP) benefits may be available if a car played a significant role in the pedestrian’s accident injuries.

What If The Pedestrian Caused The Accident?

In Michigan, it doesn’t matter who causes an accident. Michigan is considered a no-fault state. Every car owner is required to purchase auto insurance that will cover damages in the event of an accident, regardless of who caused the accident.

Consult A Michigan Pedestrian Attorney For Free

Our personal injury lawyers offer free case assessments and consultations virtually, in person or over the phone. To schedule your free appointment, call our office at 734-720-4445 or send us an inquiry through our contact form.