Portage, MI (September 21, 2023) – Nick Armold, the chief of the Portage Department of Public Safety, stated that on Thursday morning, one of three 15-year-old girls heading to Loy Norrix High School was hit by a car.
Armold said that the girls had been walking on the sidewalk but had moved to the road’s edge due to a sprinkler.
One of the teens, aged 15, was struck by a car driven by a 52-year-old man who was also from Kalamazoo and heading east on West Kilgore Road, according to the police. The police said she was brought to the hospital for treatment of a leg injury that was not life-threatening.
Authorities have claimed that speed contributed to the incident but that more investigation is still necessary. The Portage Police Department encourages anybody with information to contact them.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families.
Auto Accidents in Michigan
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 10–15 seconds, an automotive accident takes place somewhere in the United States. It’s no surprise that vehicle accidents are the leading cause of personal injury litigation in today’s courts, given the abysmal national and Michigan-specific collision statistics.
Insurance companies in Michigan often do not determine who was at fault in an accident due to “no-fault” insurance. First-party benefits (monetary damages) and non-monetary losses (such as pain and suffering) are both recoverable in a lawsuit against the culpable party.
Even if you believe your injuries are minor and the situation is straightforward, you should still see a lawyer if you’ve been in a car accident. While it’s understandable that victims might be concerned about paying for legal representation, studies have shown that plaintiffs whose counsel defends them actually get larger payouts. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they don’t get paid until their client does.
In many situations, it would be beneficial to have legal representation. Your lawyer may represent you in all interactions with insurers and other parties. Your attorney will investigate all of your options to determine who is at fault in an accident and why you should be compensated. Interviewing potential witnesses and collecting relevant information are two steps in this approach.
Each client is given the individualized attention they deserve at our office so that we can fully understand and sympathize with the impact their injuries have had on their lives. If you or a loved one in the Madison area has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident, please call Christopher Trainor & Associates. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a tragic vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, please call us at (248) 886-8650 to schedule a free first consultation with one of our Portage pedestrian accident attorneys.
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