Our Michigan car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. represent individuals injured in automobile accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. This includes claims for both personal injuries against the negligent driver and for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits against automobile insurance company responsible for paying medical bills, lost wages, and other benefits.
Too often, Michigan car accidents are caused by distracted drivers who are not paying attention to the road. According to a 2011 Virginia Tech study, it found that a driver is 23 times more likely to crash if he/she is texting while driving. In fact in June 2011 alone, more than 196 billion text messages were sent or received in the United States in which we can constitute many of those were sent or received while driving a vehicle. In addition, distracted driving wrongfully killed nearly 5,500 people and injured a half million more in 2009. It is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of all car accidents involve some type of driver distraction. Some of these driver distractions include:
• Cell phone use
• Adjusting the radio
• Eating and drinking
• Talking to passengers
• Having pets or children in the car
• Objects moving around in the car
Many auto accidents can be avoided by paying close attention to the road and to drivers around you that might not be as observant as you are. However, if you are injured in a Michigan car accident, you can file a claim for Michigan No Fault insurance benefits and you may be entitled to file a lawsuit. A qualified and experienced car accident lawyer can help you evaluate your rights.
Individuals injured in a Michigan distracted driving accident should contact the lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717.
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