Detroit, MI (February 10, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported early Monday morning claimed one person’s life in the Detroit area. At around 1 a.m., on February 8, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on the Interstate 96 Service Road.
Reports from authorities show that a Detroit Police officer was traveling east on the service road in a Ford Explorer when their vehicle collided with a second vehicle, driven by a 58-year-old male, at the intersection with West Chicago.
The driver of the second vehicle was severely injured in the accident. Both the driver and the officer were transported to local hospitals. Authorities confirmed that the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured officer and their family at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Michigan
Every year, more than 800 people lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the state of Michigan. These accidents often leave families devastated. Learning that a loved one lost their life is always a very emotional time. Knowing that your loved one died as a result of another person’s actions just make accepting the situation even more challenging. In many cases, these accidents are preventable. In fact, over 80% of accidents are a result of drivers who are texting, speeding, impaired, or acting negligently on roadways. Drivers who engage in reckless behaviors or act carelessly while operating their vehicles continue to put the lives of other motorists at risk.
In many cases, families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, burial costs, and go without wages they have grown to depend upon. Dealing with the unexpected costs after the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. For this reason, families are able to file legal claims against at-fault parties to hold them accountable for their actions. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Michigan will ensure families are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights after the loss of a loved one. In some cases, families are able to obtain compensation from those at-fault to help alleviate the costs of funeral expenses, the impacts of lost earnings, and more.
We at Vahdat Weisman Law have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of our clients as they move forward after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Our Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys provide our clients with the most effective legal representation imaginable to ensure their legal rights and best interests are protected. We are committed to helping families get the justice they truly deserve for their loved ones. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Dearborn at (734) 469-4994. Schedule a case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
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