Unlike many other states, the use of cell phones, without a hands-free function for making/receiving calls in a motor vehicle, is legal in Michigan. (There is a very limited exception for teenagers, interstate truckers, and bus drivers who are not permitted to use cell phones while driving.) The only prohibition is the use of a wireless device for sending and receiving texts.
While there are fines for the illegal use of a cell phone, the fines become inconsequential should you, or someone you love, become the victim of a driver who was distracted by the legal or illegal use of a cell phone. The overwhelming sense of guilt is too much to bear if your text was the reason the driver was distracted, contributing to the accident.
Regardless of whether the driver was in violation of the Michigan cell phone law, the accident which directly resulted from that use may have caused personal injury to you or someone you love. Once the horror, anger, and fear associated with the traffic accident begins to wear off, you will need to deal with the expenses piling up while you try to get back your health. Getting better should be your only focus. Compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, and for your physical suffering should be left to those experienced and skilled in handling these matters for you.
The MI car crash lawyers at Lipton Law are trained to navigate all the legal aspects of your recovery. In our success protecting the rights of our clients and helping them hold negligent parties liable, we are committed to helping you seek the compensation that you deserve. Please call us at (248) 557-1688 for a free consultation.