Michigan passengers injured in drunk driving accidents. Get the facts.

What would you do if you were injured while riding in a car with a drunk driver? How would you pay your medical bills? Who’s responsible? What are the laws in Michigan regarding your right to be compensated for your injuries?

Passengers often sustain injuries in car accidents. On average, 9,668 people die each year in accidents while riding in a vehicle. And often, drunk drivers cause these accidents. In Michigan, drunk drivers killed 331 people in 2008. That’s 34 percent of all fatalities.

What does all this mean if you were injured while a passenger in a drunk driving accident? Any time passengers sustain injuries in a car accident, passengers almost always have a personal injury claim against one of the drivers.

Another important factor to consider is who supplied the alcohol to the driver. If a bar or liquor store knowingly sold alcohol to the driver in an intoxicated state, you may be able to pursue a case against the bar or liquor store.

Liability laws vary from state to state. Liability laws vary from state to state. Michigan is a “no fault” insurance state. That means your insurance company pays your medical bills after an accident regardless of who’s at fault. But getting your insurance company to cooperate can sometimes be a challenge.

Drunk driving accidents are complicated. Knowing what to do can be difficult. You need an experienced legal team in your corner. You need someone who thoroughly understands the law. You deserve justice. You need the Law Offices of Goodman Acker.

Our knowledgeable attorneys at Goodman Acker have years of experience defending clients seriously injured in drunk driving accidents in Michigan. Our lawyers tenaciously investigate every case and work tirelessly to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your accident.

We understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be. We can help. Contact Goodman Acker today. We’re on your side.


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