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If you or someone you care about were injured due to someone else’s fault, you need the help of a top-rated Lansing personal injury lawyer.

Buckfire Law Firm represents injury victims in all types of accident and injury cases. For more than 50 years, we have achieved extraordinary results for our clients.

Choosing the best accident attorney for your case is a very important decision. It is the difference between winning a great settlement or nothing at all.

Types of Lansing Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our law firm handles all personal injury cases in the Lansing area. Examples include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence. We also specialize in:

Call our experienced attorneys to get the best attorneys near you.  We do not charge any legal fees unless you win a settlement.  And, we only get paid when you get your settlement check.

Attorneys who Specialize in Lansing Car Accidents

If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.  We will help you recover your lost wages, get your medical bills paid, and win you compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional distress.

We will help you after any type of motor vehicle accident, including:

Public buses and private charter buses are a major cause of crashes in the area. The largest bus services in Lansing include Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), MSU-CATA, and Greyhound lines.

Bus accidents cause major injuries to passengers, occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Serious auto accidents occur in Lansing on both city streets and on major highways. The major highways include:

  • I-69
  • I-96
  • I-496
  • US 127

Lansing car accident lawyers - Buckfire Law

Car Accident Statistics

According to the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, the following 10 intersections were the most dangerous in Lansing in 2017 in terms of total number of crashes and injuries reported:

Lansing-Area Intersections Crashes Injuries
1. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at W. Holmes Rd. 47 6
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at W. Main St. 46 18
3. Grand River Ave. at N. Clippert St. 45 5
4. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at W. Saint Joseph St. 42 20
5. Saginaw St. at N. Clippert St. 40 5
6. Jolly Rd. at S. Cedar St. 39 12
7. Miller Rd. at S. Cedar St. 39 10
8. Saginaw St. at N. Howard St. 35 11
9. Michigan Ave. at S. Howard St. 31 10
10. Saginaw St. at N. Cedar St. 30 12

Amtrak has an East Lansing Station and railroad trains travel through the city on a daily basis carrying travelers and cargo. Train crashes result in serious injuries to passengers, motorists, and pedestrians.

Lansing Medical Malpractice Cases

Victims of medical mistakes can sue a doctor or hospital.  Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider makes an error that causes harm to a patient. These lawsuits demand compensation for patients and often their families.

Medical negligence can result in a botched surgery, a misdiagnosis of a serious condition, or even a medication error. Many times, it is the failure to diagnose and treat a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism that causes permanent damage to a patient or even death.

In addition to urgent care clinics and doctors’ offices in Lansing, there are several major hospitals.  These include:

  • Sparrow Hospital
  • McLaren Greater Lansing
  • Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus
  • Helen Devos Children’s’ Pediatric Hospital

If you believe you were the victim of medical negligence, call us today. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will get your records and review them with top medical experts.

If you have a case, we will file a lawsuit for you demanding compensation for the harm caused by medical negligence.

Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits

Lansing is home to several skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including:

  • Burcham Hills
  • Medilodge of Campus Area, Capital Area, & East Lansing
  • The Willows of East Lansing
  • Regency at Lansing West
  • Grandhaven Living Center
  • Aria Nursing & Rehab
  • The Pines Rehabilitation & Health Care
  • Vista Springs Eastwood
  • Brighter Horizons Assisted Living Center

If your loved was the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you can file a lawsuit.

The most common injuries include bed sores, falls resulting in broken hips and bones, choking on food, medication mistakes, and wandering away from the facility.

Medication errors are also a major cause of nursing home deaths.

Cases for Dog Bite Attacks

Under Michigan law, a dog attack victim has the legal right to compensation.

The owner or keeper of the dog is strictly liable to the victim for the injuries resulting from the bite.  Children are frequent victims of these attacks and suffer permanent scars, often on the face.

In addition to state liability laws, Lansing has its own dog bite ordinance. According to Ordinance No. 1050, 6-10-02, “No dog owner shall permit his or her dog to run at large within the City. A dog running at large in violation of this chapter at least twice within any continuous six-month period of time is hereby deemed to be a nuisance.”

Furthermore, “A dog owner is required to confine or secure his or her dog within the limits of the owner’s premises, except when the dog is securely tethered on a leash and under the control of a person holding the leash who is capable of restraining the dog at all times.”

In 2019, Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter serviced 459 calls in reference to animal bite cases. Stray animals — cats and dogs — accounted for only 63 of the 459 bite calls. Nearly 400 bite calls came from animals where the owner was known.

The bar chart below shows the total number of calls serviced by Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter between 2014-2019. The service calls logged in 2019 are only dated through Dec. 2.

Ingham County animal bites chart - Buckfire Law

Year Bite Case – Owner Known Bite Case – Stray
2014 583 80
2015 478 60
2016 661 94
2017 481 80
2018 451 66
2019 396 63

Our dog bite lawyers have won large settlements for attack victims. We can help you pursue compensation for injuries suffered in a canine attack.

Time Deadlines for Personal Injury Cases

The statute of limitations to sue a person or entity in Michigan is based upon the type of case. Most accident cases have a three-year deadline filing a lawsuit.

Cases involving medical malpractice and nursing home neglect have a two-year time limit for filing a lawsuit.

There are some exceptions to these general rules. These include cases for wrongful death, matters involving injuries to a minor, and lawsuits based upon insurance contracts and no-fault laws.

It is important to call our attorneys immediately to determine if you have time left to file your case. If you miss the deadline,  your case will be lost forever.

About the City of Lansing

Lansing is the capital city of Michigan, and the fifth largest city in the state. The city spans three counties, but the majority is located in Ingham County.

Lansing is home to the state Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and federal court.

The Lansing metropolitan area houses important educational, cultural, governmental, commercial and industrial centers. As of 2014, the city’s population was 114,620.

The following is a list of Lansing’s leading employers:

  • State of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Sparrow Health System
  • General Motors
  • Auto-owners insurance group
  • Lansing Community College
  • McLaren Health
  • Peckham
  • Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
  • Dart Container Corp.

Get Help from the Best Lansing Injury Lawyers

Our Lansing personal injury lawyers are friendly and eager to help you. Contact us today so we can begin our investigation of your case.

We have an amazing record of success and can achieve excellent results for you as well. Best of all, we do not charge you any legal fees unless you win a settlement.

There is no risk whatsoever. It costs nothing to start your case and we pay all  the case expenses.

Contact us now to start case. We will begin working for you immediately.

Lansing Area Legal Resources

As a resource for our Lansing personal injury clients, we are providing you with a list of important contacts for accidents and injuries in Lansing.

You can obtain reports and other information from these places. If you choose us for your Lansing personal injury attorneys to handle your case, we will get all of the information for you.

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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