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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:

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.

Canton is a busy city with often heavy traffic on its streets and highways. This leads to serious auto injury crashes.

Canton Personal Injury Lawyers - Buckfire Law

The major highways, roads and streets in and around the city are:

  • I-275
  • I-95
  • I-696
  • I-96
  • M-153 (Ford Road)
  • US-12 (Michigan Avenue)
  • M-14
  • Haggerty Road
  • Meadowbrook Road
  • Cherry Hill Road
  • Morton-Taylor Road
  • Beck Road
  • Geddes
  • 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.

Canton-Area IntersectionsCrashesInjuries
1. Ford Road at Lilley Road9125
2. Ford Road at Haggerty Road8020
3. Ford Road at I-275717
4. Canton Center Road at Ford Road6019
5. Ford Road at S. Sheldon Road5529
6. Haggerty Road at Michigan Ave.5418
7. Michigan Ave. at I-2754213
8. Ford Road at Lotz Road4014
9. Michigan Ave. at S. Sheldon Road379
10. Cherry Hill Road at Lilley Road3115

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.

Canton dog bite attack lawyer chart - Buckfire Law

YearTotal Dog Bites & Attacks
201439
201533
201633
201736
201834
201939

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 home to nearly 92,000 residents and is conveniently located between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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
  • Walmart
  • The Home Depot
  • Sysco Detroit
  • Charter Township of Canton
  • Meijer
  • IKEA
  • Kroger
  • 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

Tanyel Sharp

“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.”

Tanyel Sharp

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