What happens if an unreasonably parked vehicle causes an accident in the State of Michigan? This article talks about the legalities related to unreasonably parked vehicles.
The following are the legal provisions of related to unreasonably parked vehicles, such as:
MCL 500.3106(1) Unreasonably Parked Vehicles
(1) “Accidental bodily injury does not arise out of the ownership, operation, maintenance, or use of a parked vehicle as a motor vehicle unless any of the following occur:”
(a) “The vehicle was parked in such a way as to cause unreasonable risk of the bodily injury which occurred.”
(b) Except as covered by workers’ compensation, “the injury was a direct result of physical contact with equipment permanently mounted on the vehicle, while the equipment was being operated or used, or property being lifted onto or lowered from the vehicle in the loading or unloading process.”
(c) Except as covered by workers’ compensation, “the injury was sustained by a person while occupying, entering into, or alighting from the vehicle.”
MCL 500.3106(2) Course of Employment Parked Vehicles
(2) “Accidental bodily injury does not arise out of the ownership, operation, maintenance, or use of a parked vehicle as a motor vehicle” if benefits are available under workers’ compensation to an employee who suffers an injury during the course of his employment while doing either:
(a) “Loading, unloading, or doing mechanical work on a vehicle unless the injury arose from the use or operation of another vehicle. . . ‘[A]nother vehicle’ does not include a motor vehicle being loaded on, unloaded from, or secured to, as cargo or freight, a motor vehicle.”
(b) “Entering into or alighting from the vehicle unless the injury was sustained while entering into or alighting from the vehicle immediately after the vehicle became disabled. This subdivision shall not apply if the injury arose from the use or operation of another vehicle.”
In the next part of this article series, we will discuss the jurisprudence on parked vehicles in the State of Michigan.
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