If you or a loved one was injured due to another person’s negligent behavior, you should hire a Westland car accident & personal injury lawyer for help.
The process to pursue compensation is difficult for injury victims to navigate alone. By working with an attorney at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., you could have help with each step.
Buckfire Law Can Handle Any Type of Personal Injury Case
With years of experience, the legal team at Buckfire Law is prepared to help with virtually any type of personal injury claim. Along with car accidents and medical malpractice, our Westland attorneys also cover:
- Dog attacks
- Trip and falls
- Nursing home abuse
- Bike wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Birth injuries
- Sexual assault, including the abuse of a minor
- Premises liability claims
- Defective products
- Hunting, horseback riding, and other recreational and sporting accidents
- Wrongful death lawsuits for ultimately fatal accidents
We can help you pursue justice for any type of injury. To learn more, call us today.
Filing Suit for Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home
A number of assisted living facilities and nursing homes are located in Westland, including:
- Four Chaplains Nursing Care Center
- Four Seasons Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Westland, a Villa Center
- Village of Westland
- Marquette House
- American House Westland Venoy
- American House Westland Hunter
- American House Westland Joy
If your loved one experienced mistreatment at any of these facilities, you can seek civil justice on their behalf by filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. Once your family member is safe from harm, you can seek restitution for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other losses.
If you recently lost a loved one due to abuse or neglect in their nursing home, Buckfire Law can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Pursuing Compensation for Medical Malpractice
Whether you sought treatment at Walter P. Reuthier Hospital, The Westland office of the Beaumont Medical Center, or any other clinic in the area, you have a right to expect attentive and professional care. If you instead suffered a poor medical outcome because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, you may have grounds to file suit.
There are many ways in which doctors, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners can fail to meet the expected standard of care for their discipline. Some of the most common include surgical errors, reading MRI and CT scans incorrectly, and misdiagnosing dangerous conditions.
Buckfire Law can help you file suit against the doctor or hospital whose negligence caused you harm. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Westland can review your medical records with our in-house team and discuss with our medical experts whether you have a valid case.
If you do, recoverable damages can include additional medical expenses, missed time off work, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Can I Sue for a Dog Bite?
If you or your child was bitten by someone else’s dog, you can hold the dog’s owner liable. Under state law, dog owners are strictly liable if their dog bites someone else, unless the person bitten was provoking the dog or trespassing on the owner’s property.
Children unfortunately often suffer particularly serious injuries in dog attacks, often leading to permanent scarring that requires intense medical treatment. Our legal team has experience seeking and winning comprehensive settlements in these kinds of situations.
Our dog bite lawyers in Westland can help you and your family recover for short-term and long-term medical bills, disfigurement, and both physical pain and mental suffering.
Rules for Dog Owners in Westland
The Westland Code of Ordinances defines as “vicious or dangerous” any dog that does any of the following:
- Participates in dog fighting or any other illicit activity
- Causes physical injury or death to any person or domesticated animal
- Demonstrates “a known propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack unprovoked” any human or domesticated animal
However, there are certain mitigating circumstances—such as the dog having been abused or directed to attack a trespasser—that may serve as exceptions.
Westland Code of Ordinances §18-43 requires owners of dangerous or vicious dogs in Westland to meet strict registration requirements, as well as notify their local animal control officer within 24 hours if their dog escapes confinement, attacks any other person or animal, is sold to another person, or dies.
Failure to properly register and/or restrain a dog deemed to be dangerous or vicious is a misdemeanor offense, as per Westland CoO §18-45.
Lawsuits for Car Crashes
In addition to cases involving collisions between two commuter cars, Buckfire Law can also help with:
While crashes can happen on any road in Westland, they are particularly common on major roads and highways like:
- Warren Avenue
- Joy Road
- Hunter Street
- Koppernick Street/Road
- Avondale Street
- Palmer Road
- Glenwood Road
- Annapolis Road
- Van Born Road
- Inkster Road
- Farmington Road
The Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit has compiled accident data to show the most dangerous intersections in Westland:
|1. Wayne Rd at Warrerd||46||19|
|2. Ford Rd at N Newburgh Rd||43||15|
|3. Ford Rd at N Wayne Rd||40||8|
|4. Cherry Hill Rd at S Wayne Rd||35||3|
|5. Newburgh Rd at Warrerd||31||16|
|6. Cherry Hill Rd at S Newburgh Rd||31||6|
|7. Merriman Rd at Warren Rd||24||11|
|8. Ford Rd at N Hix Rd||24||11|
|9. Cowan Rd at Warren Rd||20||6|
|10. Cowan Rd at N Wayne Rd||20||4|
If you were injured in an auto accident, reach out to a Westland car crash lawyer at Buckfire Law today.
Bus Accident Cases in Westland
RideSMART offers four lines of regular fixed-route bus service to and from the Westland area, as well as an advance registration connector service. Through a community partnership with Nankin Transit, RideSMART also provides transportation for seniors and disabled individuals in Westland by reservation on most weekdays.
Despite being relatively removed from the city, though, bus accidents still happen in Westland and the surrounding areas. The process for filing suit over a bus accident can vary depending on whether a municipal or commercial bus is involved, so seeking help from a Westland lawyer is important.
Important Deadlines for Recovering Damages
It is important for any injury victim looking to seek compensation to understand the statute of limitations for their case.
Under state law, most types of civil claims—including those based on car wrecks, dog bites, and premises liability—are subject to a three-year filing deadline.
However, certain types of cases are an exception to this rule. For example, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse claims must be filed within two years of the date a prospective plaintiff first discovers their losses. When filing civil suit for damages related to sexual assault, the filing period may be much longer.
Furthermore, there are certain situations in which the deadline set by the statute of limitations may be extended (for example, if the victim was a minor at the time of the injury). Our car accident and personal injury lawyers in Michigan can help you understand the applicable deadlines and file your claim on time.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Westland?
It is important to hire a personal injury lawyer in Westland to help you navigate the complex legal system and request full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Insurance agents have tactics to trick unrepresented accident victims into hurting their own cases. Speaking to someone from an insurance company without a lawyer is unfortunately a great way to permanently limit your prospects of recovery.
Because insurance companies will often try to undervalue (or deny) a claim, it is important to have a knowledgeable car accident and personal injury lawyer in Westland on your side.
Buckfire Law Can Help
Buckfire Law was founded in 1969. For over 50 years, we have established an unparalleled reputation for skill and integrity in our work. We have helped thousands of accident victims seek comprehensive financial recovery, and we would be happy to help you achieve a great outcome in your civil claim.
Don’t just take our word for it—take it from the many top professional law organizations who have commended us over the years. Some of the industry awards Buckfire Law has received in the past include:
- Top Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
- Best Attorneys in America
- The Best Lawyers in America
- U.S. News Best Law Firms
- Multi-Million Dollars Advocates Forum
- The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Top Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
Hire a Westland Car Accident & Personal Injury Attorney Today
Call a Westland car accident and personal injury lawyer at Buckfire Law if you or a loved one and suspect another person was to blame.
Our dedicated attorneys can answer your questions, explain your rights, and help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.
To learn more, reach out to Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation.
Information About Westland
Westland is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 84,094 as of the 2010 census. Westland is known for having a large variety of parks with an abundance of nature and biking/walking paths. The Wayne-Westland Community School District is one of the largest employers in the area.
Westland Legal Resources
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