There was a tragic story on the news the other day about a man killed in a fatal Flint drunk driving semi-truck accident on November 23 in Genesee County. According to the police, a 57-year-old Flint man, driving a station wagon, was attempting to turn left onto West Pierson Road, from Dupont Street, when his vehicle was allegedly struck by a semi-truck. Police further stated the truck left the scene but the driver was arrested about a mile away. Police also stated witnesses said that semi-driver did not have his headlights on and was driving recklessly, prior to the crash. Police suspect alcohol played a factor in this accident and are still investigating.
I am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident and offer the family of the deceased man my most sincere condolences and best wishes for their loss.
Our Michigan car accident lawyers advise accident victims of their legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the family members of the deceased man may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits. This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.
In addition, the injury victim may be able to file a lawsuit against the persons determined to be at fault in the auto accident. The insurance company for the driver must still cover any injuries. In this lawsuit, the injured parties and the family of the deceased victim can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident. The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case.
Also, the family members of the deceased man may have a claim for a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that police determine was negligent and caused this accident. Another possible claim for the family of the deceased man would be a potential Michigan dram shop case against the seller or furnisher of the alcohol before the accident. At the very least, the surviving family members should hire the best possible lawyer to look into these possibilities.
An experienced Michigan car accident lawyer can assist the victim with this type of claim. Accident victims should not speak with the insurance adjuster for the negligent driver before consulting with an attorney.
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