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You need a Southfield personal injury lawyer if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Buckfire Law represents injury victims in all accident and injury cases.

Trial attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire is the President and lead trial attorney of the personal injury law firm. He grew up in the City of Southfield and graduated from Southfield High School.

The firm has been located in the city for more than 30 years and helps people harmed due to the negligence of others

Our main office is located at 29000 Inkster Road, suite 150, Southfield, MI at the corner of 12 Mile Road and Inkster Road. It is easily accessible from all roads and highways.

Highest-Rated Southfield Accident Attorneys

Since 1969, we have achieved amazing results for our clients.

We have earned the top lawyer awards, including the Martindale-Hubbell AV-rating for having the highest level of skill and integrity in the law profession.

We are named as the Best Attorneys in America and Best Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers. Several attorneys are Super Lawyers and members of the Million Dollar Advocate Society.

Types of Southfield Personal Injury Cases

We specialize in all types of personal injury clients in the Southfield area. This includes cases for motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. We also specialize in:

Call us today 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.

Southfield personal injury lawyers - Buckfire Law

Southfield Car Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a car accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.  We will help you after any type of motor vehicle accident, including:

An experienced Southfield car accident lawyer at our firm will assist you in making your no-fault insurance claims. This includes claims for medical expenses, lost wages, and attendant care services.

We will also sue the negligent driver that caused the accident. You are entitled to a settlement payout for you pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other recoverable damages.

Serious accidents occur in Southfield on both city streets and on major highways. The major highways include M-10, I-696, M-39, US 24 (Telegraph Road).  Major roads include:

  • 8 Mile Road
  • 9 Mile Road
  • 12 Mile Road
  • Evergreen Road
  • Southfield Road
  • Greenfield Road

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

Southfield-Area IntersectionsCrashesInjuries
1. Telegraph Road at 12 Mile Road14524
2. Southfield Road at W 10 Mile Road6212
3. Telegraph Road at W 10 Mile Road5613
4. M-10 at Telegraph Road5014
5. Lahser Road at W 11 Mile Road424
6. Northwestern Hwy at W 12 Mile Road4013
7. Lahser Road at W 12 Mile Road355
8. Civic Center Dr. at Telegraph Road344
9. Evergreen Road at W 12 Road3211
10. Lahser Road at 8 Mile Road299

Southfield Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Patients can sue a doctor or hospital for harm caused by medical mistakes. These are known as medical malpractice cases and often referred to as medical negligence lawsuits.

These cases demand compensation for patients and often their families.

There are many common types of malpractice lawsuits. Many involve surgeon errors, wrong diagnosis, medication errors, and birth injuries.

Mistakes during labor and delivery can cause cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and other types of serious problems.

In Southfield, the main hospital is Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus.

Many Southfield residents go to William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital (Botsford Hospital) in Farmington Hills for treatment.

Other patients are treated at major hospitals like Henry Ford Hospital, the Detroit Medial Center (DMC), and the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

If you or someone you care about was harmed due to medical malpractice, call us today. Our experienced lawyers will get your records and determine if you have a case.

If you have a case, we file a lawsuit demanding a settlement payout to compensate you for your harms and losses.

Lawsuits for Resident Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Southfield has several skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including:

  • Medilodge of Southfield
  • Lahser Hills Care Center
  • Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Anne’s Mead
  • Lakeland Center
  • Brookdale Southfield
  • Park At Franklin
  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan
  • Franklin Terrace Senior Living
  • Cambridge South Healthcare Center

When a resident is injured or dies due to nursing home neglect, there is a legal basis to file a lawsuit.

The most common reasons for suing a Southfield nursing home includes falls, bed sores, medication errors, and wandering away from the facility.

Nursing home lawsuits demand compensation for injured residents.

Top-Rated Southfield Dog Bite Lawyers

Victims of a dog bite or attack do have legal rights. Our Southfield dog bite lawyers represent victims of canine attacks. These cases can result in large settlement payout amounts.

The Michigan statute holds the owner or keeper of the dog strictly liable to the victim for the injuries resulting from the bite.

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.

The city of Southfield Animal Warden will assist Southfield residents with most animal-related problems or issues on their property or within their immediate living space, according to the city of Southfield. Animal warden services include:

  • Animal bite complaints
  • Vicious, stray or wild animal concerns (only when wild animals are within a living space)
  • Barking dogs
  • Dead animal removal (only on public property)
  • Animal cruelty cases

City Ordinance requires all cats and dogs in Southfield to be licensed through the police records bureau.

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.

City of Southfield Dog Bite Statistics

In the city of Southfield, 15 dog bites and attacks were reported and investigated in 2019, which matches the highest number of dog bites since 2017.

Southfield dog bite lawyer chart - Buckfire Law

YearDog Bites & Attacks
201414
201515
201612
201715
201814
201915

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits

In 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.

Get the Best Southfield Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Southfield personal injury lawyers are available to speak with you now. Call us to tell us your story and we will let you know how we can help.

We do not charge you any legal fees unless you get a settlement. There is no risk whatsoever.

Call us now get started. We will begin working for you immediately.

Information About Southfield

A City of Oakland County, Southfield has a population of 71,739.

Southfield boasts a diverse population and offers 50-plus miles of cycling, hiking, and nature trails, sand volleyball, and tennis courts, over 770 acres of park land, and many more recreational activities. Southfield also offers some of the finest are exhibitions in Michigan, including displays artists such as Picasso, Miro, and Dali.

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

  • Veoneer
  • Huf Hülsbeck and Fürst
  • Denso
  • Peterson Spring
  • Federal-Mogul
  • Lear
  • R.L. Polk & Co.
  • International Automotive Components
  • Stefanini, Inc.
  • Guardian Alarm.
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Northland Center

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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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