A Michigan car accident lawyer notes that a teenager could potentially face charges following an early morning car crash that sent three people to a hospital with serious injuries. Preliminary reports indicate the driver attempted to switch seats with another passenger while the van was in motion. When a reckless or negligent driver causes an accident resulting in injuries, the injured party can seek compensation with the help of a Michigan car accident lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Michigan. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Michigan car accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: Driver Attempted to Switch Seats While Vehicle Was in Motion
A group of Michigan teenagers were allegedly out past a state-imposed driving curfew for individuals under 18 when the van they were traveling in careened into a median before rolling over and ejecting several passengers. According to the Detroit Free Press, three of the 10 teenage passengers in the van, including the driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, were left in critical condition after the crash.
Initial reports indicate that the accident took place during a return trip to Michigan after a visit to Ohio’s Cedar Point Amusement Park. The driver allegedly grew tired and attempted to switch seats with another occupant while the van was in motion right before the crash. Whether the driver will face criminal charges or civil penalties relating to her role in the incident is yet to be determined.
How a Michigan Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of a Michigan car accident lawyer and recover compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
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For more information, contact Attorney Group for Michigan. You can fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone or email.
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.