Since the firm was founded, we have handled the defense of insured individuals in automobile negligence cases all over Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County, Michigan.
Over the years, we have developed methods for efficient and effective discovery, investigation, and trial practices for automobile accident cases in numerous District, Circuit, and Federal Courts throughout the State of Michigan.
What is Automobile Negligence According to Michigan Law?
Negligence is a term used to describe when an individual acts in a thoughtless or careless manner, resulting in harm or injury to another person. In legal theory, negligence is often used in car accident cases when a driver is not reasonably careful and should, therefore, be held responsible for injuring an accident victim.
The number of incidents caused by a driver who was distracted by their cell phone or other device is on the rise. Any action taken by a driver that takes their attention from the road can constitute automobile negligence. This can include any activity not involved in driving and is a frequent cause of serious accidents and life-altering injuries for innocent victims.
The most basic guidelines for driving, when if violated can constitute negligence, are following posted signs and signals, watching for pedestrians crossing the road and following at a safe distance.
If any of the following factors were involved in your automobile insurance claim, we can help defend your rights:
- Poor roadway conditions
- Uneven road services
- Road construction
- Improperly placed signs
- Malfunctioning traffic signals
- Alcohol and/or drugs
- Failure to signal
- Failure to stop
- Failure to heed to oncoming traffic