Suffering a personal injury can be a frightening experience, leaving you with physical and emotional trauma, as well as a pile of medical bills.
However, if your injuries were caused by another person’s careless or negligent behavior, you have legal options.
You will benefit from contacting a Canton personal injury lawyer for help.
To obtain compensation against an at-fault person, business, or entity, you must be able to demonstrate fault, as well as measure the full value of your case. Furthermore, many underrepresented plaintiffs fall into the trap of settling a claim without understanding its potential worth.
Fortunately, you do not have to navigate this process alone. By working with an experienced attorney, you can pursue a claim for full and fair compensation.
Types of Canton Personal Injury Cases
Buckfire Law handles all types of Canton personal injury cases. We specialize in:
- Wrongful death lawsuits, from motor vehicle accidents and medical negligence
- Sexual assaults by doctors, teachers, clergy, coaches, and others.
- Slip and fall accidents, including on ice and snow and falling merchandise.
- Defective products, including exploding pressure cookers.
- Water-related accidents, like swimming pools and boat accidents.
- Poisonings, like carbon monoxide and lead poisoning
- Traumatic brain injuries, including brain bleeds, concussions and closed head injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries, such as herniated discs, fractures, and paralysis.
Our lawyers are friendly and eager to help you. We will listen to your story and then get started to get you the best result for your case.
Top-Rated Canton Car Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys have the highest legal ratings in the profession. We have represented injury clients since 1969.
Our awards include Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Top Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer.
We will help you after your Canton car accident.
- Car accidents, including Uber and Lyft accidents.
- Drunk driving crashes.
- Commercial truck accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents, for bikers and passengers.
- Bicycle accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents, including hit and run accidents.
Canton is a busy city with often heavy traffic on its streets and highways. This leads to serious auto injury crashes.
The major highways, roads and streets in and around the city are:
- M-153 (Ford Road)
- US-12 (Michigan Avenue)
- Haggerty Road
- Meadowbrook Road
- Cherry Hill Road
- Morton-Taylor Road
- Beck Road
- Canton Center Road
The following 10 intersections were reportedly the most dangerous in Canton in 2017 in terms of total number of crashes and injuries reported, according to the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit.
|1. Ford Road at Lilley Road||91||25|
|2. Ford Road at Haggerty Road||80||20|
|3. Ford Road at I-275||71||7|
|4. Canton Center Road at Ford Road||60||19|
|5. Ford Road at S. Sheldon Road||55||29|
|6. Haggerty Road at Michigan Ave.||54||18|
|7. Michigan Ave. at I-275||42||13|
|8. Ford Road at Lotz Road||40||14|
|9. Michigan Ave. at S. Sheldon Road||37||9|
|10. Cherry Hill Road at Lilley Road||31||15|
In addition to pursuing a pain and suffering claim for your bodily injuries, our team will help you with your no-fault insurance claims.
Many insurance companies refuse payment or cut off benefits after an auto accident. Our car accident attorneys will file a lawsuit to get all of your benefits paid.
Dog Bite Laws in Canton
Our personal injury lawyers represent victims of dog bites and attacks.
Under Michigan law, a dog bite victim can sue for compensation after an attack.
Dog owners are liable if their dog bites a person lawfully on public or private property. This includes an attack at the home of a neighbor, relative, or friend. The homeowner’s insurance company pays the settlement.
Approximately 39 dog attacks and bites were reported and investigated from Jan. 1, 2019 through Nov. 13, 2019, according to data compiled by Canton Department of Public Safety. The 39 bites reported is the highest number of dog bite incidents and dog bite attacks reported in the city of Canton since 2014.
|Year||Total Dog Bites & Attacks|
Canton Rules & Regulations for Animal Ownership
Canton has its own dog bite ordinance. According to Canton Township Clerk’s Office, it is “unlawful for any person to own any dog six months of age or older without obtaining a Dog License from the Canton Township Clerk’s Office.”
In addition, Animal Control Ordinance for Canton Township limits the number of dogs per household to “three animals on premise, unless a person has two acres of property and meets the requirements for a private or commercial kennel.”
If you or someone you care about was bitten by a dog, our lawyers can get you a great settlement. We regularly win among the top dog bite settlements in Michigan every year.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Patients who are harmed from medical mistakes have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Common types of malpractice include birth injuries, botched surgeries, misdiagnosis, and medication errors. Medical negligence often results in the untimely death of a patient.
In addition to the many doctor’s offices and urgent care clinics, the largest hospitals in Canton are:
- Henry Ford Medical Center-Canton
- St. Joseph Mercy Canton-Health Center
- Beaumont Medical Center Canton
These lawsuits demand compensation for the harm caused by hospital and doctor negligence. Our lawyers will review your medical records to determine if you have the right to compensation.
Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Cases
The aging population in the United States has led to a tremendous increase in the number of skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Canton has many senior living facilities. The largest ones are:
- Heartland Health Care Center-Canton
- Crystal Creek Assisted Living
- Waltonwood Cherry Hill
- Glen Abbey
- Waltonwood Carriage Park
- Serenity Manor of Canton
- Medilodge of Plymouth
While most residents receive proper care, there are a large number of reported cases of neglect and abuse every year. Reported incidents include:
Our nursing home neglect attorneys file lawsuits on behalf of residents and their families. If your loved one was the victim of neglect or abuse, contact us today.
Statute of Limitations
Virtually every personal injury case must adhere to the statute of limitations Michigan.
Under Michigan Compiled Laws §600.5805, there is a three-year deadline that begins from the date of the accident that caused a claimant’s injuries. The period is only two years for cases arising out of medical negligence and one year for no-fault insurance lawsuits.
However, certain exceptions might exist to these deadline. These include claims for a minor child and in some wrongful death cases.
Call us today to get your claim started so that you do not miss your filing deadline. If you wait too long, your case will be barred forever.
Reach out to a Canton Personal Injury Attorney for Help
Call today to speak with a Buckfire Law Firm personal injury lawyer to get started on your case. We are friendly and eager to help you.
We will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees until you get your settlement. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing.
Information About the City Canton
Canton is noted for its acclaimed public school system and is home to many many businesses. The city’s largest employers are:
- Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
- Yazaki North America
- The Home Depot
- Sysco Detroit
- Charter Township of Canton
- D. Transport Express
It is considered a safe city with excellent public services, including police and fire services. It also has many public parks, baseball fields, and great library.
Canton Personal Injury Resources
“Larry Buckfire’s greatest concern was the future financial security of my child and I am grateful for his efforts. I would tell anybody who is unsure, embarrassed about the situation, or just distraught, to come to Larry because he knows how to take care of these problems. He knows how to ensure a future for your child, and that’s what matters.”
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