A Saginaw personal injury lawyer can help If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. The attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent injury victims in all types of accident and injury cases.
Choosing the best accident attorney is a major decision. It is the difference between winning and losing your case. Don’t settle on an attorney without first researching you decision.
Best Rated Saginaw Accident Attorneys
For more than 50 years, we have achieved extraordinary results for our clients. We have earned the top awards in the legal industry, including the Martindale-Hubbell AV-rating for achieving the highest level of skill and integrity in the law profession.
U.S. News & World Report awarded us a Best Law Firm and we are named as the Best Attorneys in America.
Several firm attorneys are Super Lawyers and members of the Million Dollar Advocate Society.
We Handle all Types of Saginaw Personal Injury Cases
At Buckfire Law, we represent all types of personal injury clients in the Saginaw area This includes victims of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse. We also specialize in:
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Sexual assaults
- Dog bites and attacks
- Slip and fall injuries
- Poisoning cases
- Police misconduct
- Defective products
- Worker’s compensation
Call Buckfire Law to get the best injury lawyer near you. We do not charge any legal fees until you win a settlement. And, we only get paid when you get your settlement check.
Saginaw Car Accident Lawyers
If you were hurt in an auto accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. We will help you after any type of motor vehicle accident, including:
- Car accidents, including no-fault insurance claims.
- Bus accidents, such as the STARS line and Greyhound buses.
- Drunk driving crashes, against the intoxicated driver and bar.
- Semi-truck and commercial vehicle accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents, for drivers and passengers.
- Bike accidents, including mopeds and electric scooters.
- Pedestrian accidents, including those involving hit and run.
Serious accidents occur in Saginaw on both city streets and on major highways. The major highways include:
Most Dangerous Intersections in Saginaw
According to the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, the following 10 intersections were the most dangerous in Saginaw in 2017 in terms of total number of crashes and injuries reported:
|1. Michigan Ave. at State St.||23||3|
|2. Michigan Ave. at W. Genesee Ave.||19||2|
|3. Hill St. at State St.||18||11|
|4. Davenport Ave. at N. Mason St.||16||0|
|5. Bay St. at State St.||15||8|
|6. Bay Road at Weiss St.||14||3|
|7. Rust Ave. at S. Washington Ave.||13||8|
|8. Remington St. at S. Washington Ave. E.||12||6|
|9. Hess Ave. at S. Washington Ave.||11||4|
|10. Davenport Ave. at N. Michigan Ave.||11||2|
Can I sue a Doctor for Malpractice in Saginaw?
Patients can sue a doctor or hospital if harmed due to a medical mistake. These are known as medical malpractice cases.
These lawsuits demand compensation for patients and often their families.
There are many types of medical negligence. These include surgical errors, missed diagnosis, medication mistakes, anesthesia errors, and improper discharge from a hospital emergency room.
Many times, the medical malpractice involves failure to treat a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism that causes permanent damage to a patient or even death.
Other times, it is a misread CT scan that resulted in misdiagnosis of cancer or another serious medical condition.
In Saginaw, the largest hospitals are Covenant Medical Center Harrison, Covenant HealthCare, and Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital. In addition, the Alda E. Lutz VA Medical Center provides treatment to those who served in the United States military.
If you or someone you care about was the victim of medical malpractice, call us today.
Our experienced lawyers will get your records and determine if you have a case. If you do, we pursue a lawsuit for you demanding a settlement payout to compensate you for your harms and losses.
Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Lawsuits
Saginaw has several skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including:
- Samaritas Senior Living of Saginaw
- Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre
- Great Lakes Rehab Center
- Avista Nursing & Rehab
- Francis Home Rehab & Skilled Nursing
- Serenity Springs
- Brookdale Saginaw
- Bickford of Saginaw Township
- Heritage Senior Communities – Edgewood Assisted Living Center
Common reasons for suing a Saginaw nursing include fall injuries, bed sores, medication errors, and failing to treat sepsis. Nursing home lawsuits demand compensation for injured residents.
Saginaw Dog Bite Lawyers
Our Saginaw dog bite lawyers represent victims of canine attacks.
Young children are frequent victims of these bites and suffer permanent scars, often on the face. These cases can result in large settlement payout amounts.
According to data compiled from the Saginaw County Animal Care & Control Department, there were 712 reported dog bite incidents from Jan. 1, 2017 through Nov. 25, 2019.
Who Can I Sue for a Dog Bite?
The Michigan statute holds the owner or keeper of the dog strictly liable to the victim for the injuries resulting from a dog bite in Saginaw. This includes the failure to properly leash or retrain the dog on both public and private property. This means that liability is automatic in most cases.
If you were bitten or attached by a dog, even at a family member or friend’s house, we can help you. Call our top-rated dog bite attorneys to learn how you can get a great settlement.
Rules & Regulations for Dog Ownership in Saginaw
In addition to state liability laws, Saginaw has a dog bite ordinance. According to Sec. 10-36, it’s unlawful for “any person to suffer or permit a vicious, fierce or dangerous dog to go unconfined and unrestricted on such person’s premises, or to run at large.”
The ordinance defines a dangerous dog as:
“Any dog with a propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other domestic animals; or Any dog that attacks, attempts to attack or that, by its actions, gives indication that it is liable to attack a human being or other domestic animal one or more times without provocation; or Any dog of a breed that appears consistently in the top five (5) of the breeds on credible, analytical listings of “Most Dangerous Dogs” as verified and supplemented by local data and records for Saginaw County.
The “list” shall include any dog that by physical appearance could be believed by any reasonable person to have sufficient physical or temperamental characteristics or behaviors to be a “mix” of any of the breeds listed or a “mix” with a non-listed dog where the mixture exhibits the dominant physical appearance of a dog on the list, and any other dog that has the substantial physical characteristics and appearance of those breeds on the list. Such list shall be updated annually and available on the City’s website and in the City Clerk’s Office.”
Saginaw’s city council passed its “dangerous dog” ordinance in April 2011, which says citizens owning such dogs, including all pit bulls, Presa Canarios, bull mastiffs, Rottweilers and German shepherds, have until June 30 to register their dog for a $20 fee and pick up a “Dog on premises” sign to post in front of their homes.
Fines for violation of the ordinance start at $100 and double for repeat offenses.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Saginaw?
In Saginaw and throughout Michigan, most injury and 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 just a few exceptions to these general rules. These include lawsuits for sexual assaults, cases involving a minor, and lawsuits based upon insurance contracts and no-fault laws.
If you miss a deadline, your case will be barred forever. It is important to call us now get started.
Hire the Best Saginaw Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Saginaw personal injury lawyers are friendly and eager to help you. Contact us now so we can begin working of your case. Put our over 50 years of experience on your side.
We do not charge you any legal fees unless you get a settlement. There is no risk whatsoever. There is no out of pocket costs to start your case and we pay all the case expenses.
Call us now get started. We will begin working for you immediately.
Information About Saginaw
Settled in 1819, Saginaw is located in Saginaw County, Mich. Throughout much of the 20th century, the city was at the forefront of the manufacturing industry.
Currently, the economic development of Saginaw is focused on clean energy, innovation, and manufacturing exports. As of 2013, the population of Saginaw County was 196,542 citizens.
The following is a list of Saginaw’s leading employers:
- Fashion Square Mall
- Covenant Medical Center
- Morley Companies, Inc.
- Caravan Facilities Management
- Knight Facilities Management
- Mobile Medical Response
Saginaw Legal Resources
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