Texting and driving accidents have become rampant across the United States in recent years. They have become such a serious concern that Michigan passed a ban against texting and driving back in 2010. This ban has played an important role for victims of these accidents in Michigan and the personal injury lawyers who serve them.
While the Detroit accident attorneys at our firm used to fight a difficult battle to prove drivers acted negligently when their texting caused an accident and subsequent injuries, it has become much simpler. Often the police document that the driver was texting while driving and charge the driver with breaking the texting and driving law. Since it’s been documented that the driver was knowingly and willingly doing something illegal and that action directly led to the accident, it’s much easier to prove the driver was negligent.
The increased ease in proving negligence in texting and driving accidents means that victims of these accidents don’t have to endure the hardship of a difficult case and possible trial as often. They also don’t have to wait as long for a verdict and subsequent compensation in most cases.
If you were injured in an accident caused by a texting and driving accident in Michigan, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you get benefits and compensation awarded to you above those paid by a no-fault insurance company.
Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance law, the insurance company must pay for all medical treatment related to accident injuries and a portion of other costs and economic losses. However, if the victim’s economic losses surpass those the insurance company is required to pay or the injuries are serious enough to warrant damages for pain and suffering under Michigan law, the victim must pursue them through legal action against the texting driver.
The Detroit accident attorneys at Sachs Waldman, P.C. have litigated numerous texting and driving accidents and, depending on the severity of the injuries, injury victims in can be awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. In every case, the awarded compensation provides great relief to the victims and their families, who are usually struggling to make ends meet as they recover from injuries or learn to cope with new disabilities caused by the accident.
In Michigan, personal injury lawyers at Sachs Waldman, P.C., can assist in getting injury victims the benefits they’re entitled to for injuries caused in texting and driving accidents. Call our Detroit accident attorneys’ office at 1-800-638-6722 to schedule a free consultation.