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, injury and medical negligence cases.
For more than 50 years, we have achieved extraordinary results for our clients.
Choosing the best car 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
- Cerebral palsy
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Sexual assaults
- Dog bites and attacks
- Slip and fall injuries
- Poisoning cases
- Police abuse
- Dangerous products
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.
Best Lansing Car Accident Lawyers
If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced Lansing car accident lawyer on your side.
We will help you recover your lost wages, get your medical bills paid. We will also win you compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional distress.
We will help you after any type of motor vehicle accident, including:
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
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 Lansing auto accidents occur on both city streets and on major highways. The major highways include:
- US 127
Car Accident Statistics
According to the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, the following 10 intersections were the most dangerous for Lansing car accidents in 2017 in terms of total number of crashes and injuries reported:
|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.
Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice in Lansing?
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.
Who Do I Sue for a Dog Attack in Lansing?
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.
|Year||Bite Case – Owner Known||Bite Case – Stray|
Our dog bite lawyers have won large settlements for attack victims. We can help you pursue compensation for injuries suffered in a canine attack.
What is the Time Deadline for Lansing Personal Injury Cases?
The statute of limitations to sue a person or entity in Michigan is based upon the type of case. Car 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
- 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.
- Lansing Police Department
- View Car Accident Reports
- Lansing Fire Department
- View Fire Reports
- Sparrow Hospital
- Request Medical Records
- St. Lawrence Hospital
- Request Medical Records
- McLaren Greater Lansing Health Center
- Request Medical Records
- Ingham County Animal Control Department
- Report a Dog Bite or Injury
- Ingham County Medical Examiner
- View Autopsy Reports
- Ingham County Health Department
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