At Buckfire Law, we represent clients in all types of accident and injury cases in the Mount Clemens area.
Since 1969, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. has achieved extraordinary results for our clients, and we regularly win among the highest compensation awards in Michigan every year.
Choosing the best Mt. Clemens accident lawyer for your case is the most important decision you will make. It is the difference between winning a great settlement or none at all.
We’ve represented thousands of clients and recovered millions of dollars of damages. Most importantly, we give our clients peace of mind, and take care of everything from start to finish.
Our top-rated Mount Clemens lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and skill to win your case, and we will go wherever you are to meet you and to get started on your case immediately.
We settle more than 97% of our cases for the maximum amount of compensation before ever going to court. We will do the same for you.
Types of Mount Clemens Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our award-winning Mount Clemens lawyers represent victims in all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Sexual assault
- Dog bite attacks
- Slip and fall cases
- Wrongful death
If an injury caused by another results in death, family members may also be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim under Mich. Comp. Laws §600.2922.
Mount Clemens Attorneys Who Specialize In Auto Accidents
If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you need a skilled attorney to help you recover your lost wages, get your medical bills paid, and win you compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional distress. We can assist you after any type of Mt. Clements motor vehicle accident, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
Serious accidents occur in Mount Clemens on both city streets and on major highways. The major highways include:
- I-94, M-3 (Gratiot Ave.)
- M-59 (Hall Road)
- M-97 (Groesbeck Highway)
At Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., we represent people who have been injured or who have lost loved ones because of the negligent driving of others. We represent our clients with the highest degree of skill, integrity and compassion.
For more than 50 years, we’ve witnessed the devastating effects caused by careless and distracted drivers, and the physical and emotional stress that an accident can take on both you and your loved ones.
Where Are The Most Auto Accidents In Mt. Clemens?
Michigan drivers traveled a record number of miles last year, according to the most recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Along with that rise in driving came a bump in crash deaths and a 20-year high for pedestrian fatalities.
According to the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, the following 10 intersections proved to be the most dangerous in Mount Clemens in 2017 in terms of total number of crashes and injuries reported:
|Mt. Clemens Intersection||Crashes||Injuries|
|1. Cass Ave. at S. Gratiot Ave.||25||10|
|2. Market St. at N. Gratiot Ave.||13||12|
|3. Church St. at S. Groesbeck Hwy.||11||4|
|4. Cass Ave. at Logan St.||10||3|
|5. Groesbeck Hwy at Rose St.||9||4|
|6. Cass Ave. at S. Rose St.||9||3|
|7. Gratiot Ave. at Church St.||9||0|
|8. Market St. at S. Gratiot Ave.||7||6|
|9. Cass Ave. at N. Gratiot Ave.||7||2|
|10. Gratiot Ave. at River Road||7||2|
Serious collisions can quickly result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost income. Serious injuries require the skill and experience of serious attorneys. We can help.
Can I File A Mt. Clemens Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or medical provider makes a mistake that harms a patient. Also referred to as medical negligence lawsuits, these cases demand compensation for patients and their families for injuries caused by these errors.
Common medical errors include botched surgeries, misdiagnosis of a condition, the failure to treat an illness, and medication mistakes. Patients often require lengthy hospitalizations, additional surgeries, and even die due to medical malpractice.
In addition to numerous clinics and doctors’ offices in the city, there are several major hospitals in the Mount Clemens area. These include:
- McLaren Macomb Hospital
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
- Select Specialty Hospital
- Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center
- St. Joseph’s Mercy of Macomb
Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will get your records and carefully review them. If you have a case, we will file a lawsuit for you demanding compensation for the harm caused by medical negligence. We have a great track record of successful settlements in these cases.
Suing a Mt. Clemens Nursing Home for Neglect and Abuse
Mount Clemens is home to several skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including:
- Martha T Berry Medical Care Facility
- Meadows Assisted Living and Care Campus
- Stay-at-Home Senior Care
- Preferred Care at Home of Macomb
- Always Best Care of Clinton Township
You put your full faith and trust into the nursing home when your family member moved into the facility.
If your loved one suffered harm due to neglect or abuse, you can file a nursing home neglect lawsuit. The most common injuries include:
- Bed sores
- Falls resulting in fractured bones
- Choking on food
- Medication errors
- Wandering away from the facility
- Infections and sepsis
- Wrongful death
Can I Sue If I Was Bitten By A Dog In Mount Clemens?
Under Michigan law, a person injured by an attacking dog does have the legal right to be compensated for the harm suffered in the attack.
The owner or keeper of the dog is liable to the victim for the injuries resulting from the bite, which can include permanent scars, nerve damage, and even broken bones.
In addition to state liability laws, the county has its own dog bite ordinance. In Macomb County, if a dog attacks a person it is in violation of the local ordinance.
According to the county ordinance (35.242 – Sec. 2), all dogs are expected to be kept under restraint. Every owner must exercise proper care and control of his or her dog to prevent them from becoming a public nuisance. In addition, every vicious dog must be securely muzzled or caged whenever off the premises of its owner and shall not be allowed to go unconfined and unrestrained on his or her premises or run at large.
The ordinance also outlines penalties for owners who violates any part of the outlined ordinance, stating:
Any person who violates any portion of this chapter regarding animals and fowl is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed ninety (90) days or a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or both, in the discretion of the court.
A violation of an ordinance is considered evidence of negligence in a Michigan civil lawsuit for a dog bite or attack.
Macomb County Dog Bite Statistics
In Macomb County, more than 100 dog bites and attacks have been reported and investigated every year since 2014. In 2019, there were a record-setting 188 dog bites reported. It marked the second consecutive year in which more than 185 dog bites and attacks were reported.
|Year||Dog Bites & Attacks|
Our law firm has won substantial settlements for victims of dog bite attacks. We can help you pursue compensation if you were bitten, knocked down, or attacked by a vicious dog.
Can I File A Motorcycle, Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawsuit?
Accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists occur less than car accidents in Michigan, but these types of crashes continue to increase in frequency year after year, and are more likely to cause serious injury or death.
The pie chart below shows the distribution of fatality types for accidents that involve distracted drivers in the United States in 2017.
Most distracted driving accidents are most harmful to the drivers of the vehicles, followed by their passengers. People not included in the automobile are responsible for approximately 20% of all fatalities from distracted drivers.
Oftentimes, an injured individual may be unable to work full-time or at all due to an accident, reducing income to the household.
Medical treatment is necessary, resulting in added medical bills, which may continue far into the future. Following an accident, services may be required to provide transportation, or to make temporary or permanent modifications to an accident victim’s home.
Our award-winning Mount Clemens car accident attorneys will pursue compensation for these injury-related bills. In addition, our team of personal injury attorneys will seek compensation for pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment.
About The City Of Mount Clemens
Mount Clemens has a population around 17,000 residents and is located in Macomb County. Located in Eastern Michigan, Mount Clemens is almost entirely surrounded by Clinton Township, and the Clinton River runs through the city.
Transportation logistics and warehousing is one of the most in-demand industries in Mount Clemens. According to Macomb Business Planning and Development, seven out of the top 20 job openings in the county are within the transportation logistics and warehousing industry. Other major employers include manufacturing companies, such as: Teta Foods, Northern Industrial Manufacturing Corp., and Safie Speciality Foods.
As the County Seat and one of the oldest cities in Michigan, Mount Clemens is recognized as a financial and judicial center in Macomb County, and an excellent residential city. Other cities, villages and municipalities in the vicinity include:
- New Haven
- St. Clair Shores
- New Baltimore
What Are The Time Deadlines For a Personal Injury Case?
The statute of limitations for filing lawsuits in Michigan is different for specific case types.
Most accident cases have a three-year deadline for suing a negligent person or business. 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.
You should contact our attorneys immediately to determine how much time you have to file your case. You may qualify for an extension of time depending on your particular facts. However, if you miss the deadline, your case will be lost forever.
Where Do I File a Mount Clemens Injury Lawsuit?
For cases with damages of greater than $25,000, personal injury lawsuits are filed in Macomb County 16th Judicial Circuit Court. Damages that do not exceed $25,000 can be filed in 41B District Court. Cases involving civil rights — including police brutality and certain employment cases — can be filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Get Help from the Best Mt. Clemens Accident Lawyers
Michigan personal injury laws give Mount Clemens residents the right to seek compensation when the negligence of another person or entity causes an injury or death.
At Buckfire Law, our lawyers will listen to your story and explain how we can help you. We will gather all evidence needed to win you the highest possible settlement.
We have a tremendous track record of success and can achieve excellent results for you as well.
Our family-owned law firm only gets paid when we win your case. If you don’t win a settlement, we don’t get paid. And we pay all of the case costs, so it doesn’t cost you a penny to get started on your case. Under our contingent fee agreement, there are absolutely no legal fees if you do not receive a settlement. You owe us nothing.
Contact us today to start on your Mount Clemens personal injury case. We will begin working for you immediately.
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