Monroe Car Accident Lawyer Files Lawsuit

Monroe Car Accident Lawyer Files Injury Lawsuit

Our Monroe car accident lawyers recently filed a car accident lawsuit on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries in a Monroe car accident. Our client was driving his vehicle through an intersection in Monroe when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s hand side.  The negligent driver disregarded the traffic signal and caused the accident.

Our client suffered serious and painful  injuries from the Monroe auto accident.  He has received continuous treatment for those injuries.  His injuries from the accident include herniated discs in his lumbar spine which required surgery. As a result of the injuries, he has required help in his home performing activities of daily living, and has been unable to return to work.  He has not fully recovered.

The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident. The accident lawsuit was filed in the Monroe County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.

Ypsilanti Car Accident Lawyer Files Injury Lawsuit

Our Ypsilanti car accident lawyers recently filed a car accident lawsuit on behalf of a minor child who suffered serious injuries in a Ypsilanti car accident. Our client was travelling as a passenger in a vehicle heading eastbound on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti, when the vehicle collided with another car. The vehicle our client was occupying subsequently hit a tree.

Our client suffered injuries from the Ypsilanti auto accident and has received continuous treatment for those injuries. His injuries from the accident include a traumatic brain injury, fractured right orbital bone, headaches, PTSD and pain in the back and neck. Our client was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. As a result of the injuries, he has required help in his home performing activities of daily living, and has been enrolled in an assistive program at his high school.

The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disability caused by the auto accident. The suit also seeks payment of 1st Party benefits from State Farm Insurance after the insurance company failed to pay the full amount of benefits due and owing to our client. The accident lawsuit was filed in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an Ypsilanti car accident, you should call our experienced auto accident attorneys to learn more about your legal rights.  You may be entitled to compensation and a significant settlement.  Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to start your case.

Ann Arbor Distracted Driving Lawyers Discuss the Top 11 Driving Distractions

According to research, driving distractions are one of the main reasons car accidents happen. In 2009 alone, distracted driving wrongfully killed nearly 5,500 people and injured a half million more. It is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.

Being involved in a Michigan car accident can be a scary experience. Often times, car accidents result in catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, closed head injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, broken bones, fractures, and even pain and suffering. Our car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims injured in Ann Arbor distracted driving auto accidents.

Ann Arbor distracted driving auto accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, many things can distract us in a vehicle. These are the top 11 distractions that happen most often behind the wheel, and should be avoided to decrease to risk of an auto accident including:

  1. Applying makeup
  2. Shaving
  3. Eating
  4. Reading
  5. Talking on the phone
  6. Texting
  7. Lounging
  8. Singing
  9. Petting the dog, cat, rabbit etc.
  10. Watching a movie
  11. Accessing the internet

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Ann Arbor distracted driving accident, you need to hire the best possible attorney to represent you. Our distracted driving accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have significant experience in
receiving substantial compensation for our Ann Arbor car accident victims.

Our distracted driving lawyers will represent you under our NO FEE PROMISE which guarantees you that you will receive the best possible legal representation for your Ann Arbor distracted driving accident at no cost, unless you receive a recovery in your case.

For more information about your rights after a Michigan distracted driving accident and to speak with one of our Ann Arbor distracted driving accident lawyers about your case, call us now at (800) 606-1717.

Uninsured Motorist Lawsuit Filed by Ann Arbor Car Accident Lawyer

Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers recently filed an uninsured motorist lawsuit on behalf of our client who was rear ended while driving on Heweitt Road and Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti, Michigan. he uninsured motorist lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering, disability, and other personal injury damages caused by the accident. The case was filed in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan and seeks damages for the pain and suffering, disability, and other personal injury damages caused by the accident.

The impact of the collision was strong as the other driver rear ended our clients vehicle at a very high rate of speed and was given a ticket by the police for driving negligently and not keeping an assured clear distance between the two vehicles. In fact, under Michigan statute, MCL 257.627, all  forbids drivers from driving “at a speed greater than that which will permit a stop within the assured, clear distance ahead.” Therefore, victims who are injured in a Michigan rear ending accident often times have a great case against the negligent driver or driver at fault.

The at fault driver did not have a car insurance policy at the time of the accident. Fortunately, our client had purchased uninsured motorists coverage from his own insurance company, Allstate Insurance Company. This provides him with coverage in the event that he was injured in an auto accident by an uninsured driver. The lawsuit seeks payment of those benefits from the insurance company.

Our client suffered serious injuries in the rear end auto accident, including a thoracic spine fracture with spinal cord compression, a low back injury, and a neck injury. His treating neurosurgeon has recommended a surgery. However, he is proceeding with conservative treatment including spinal injections to try to avoid the need for surgery. No trial date has been set by the court.

Victims injured in rear end accidents do have legal rights and often times, under Michigan law, have a great case against the at fault driver.  To learn more about your legal rights after an Ann Arbor car accident, call our top rated personal injury accident law firm now at (800) 606-1717.  Our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your

 

 

Women Hit By Uninsured Driver Wins Ypsilanti Car Accident Settlement

Our Ann Arbor auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently settled an Ypsilanti car accident lawsuit on behalf of a woman hit by an uninsured driver.  Due to the fact that the driver that hit her did not have auto insurance, our Ann Arbor attorneys filed the lawsuit against our client’s own insurance company, Frankenmuth Insurance.  This type of lawsuit is called an uninsured motorist claim and seeks compensation for injuries suffered in a Michigan car accident.

Our client suffered serious injuries in the Ypsilanti crash, including orthopedic injuries and a mild traumatic brain injury.  Luckily, our client had purchased uninsured motorist coverage on her own auto insurance policy, which will protect her in the event that she was injured in an accident due to the fault of another driver without insurance. Her policy covered $20,000 in uninsured motorist coverage and Frankenmuth Insurance agreed to pay the entire policy limits.  Her medical bills and other no-fault insurance expenses were paid separately from the insurance company.

This unfortunate case illustrates the high importance of purchasing uninsured motorists coverage on your own auto insurance policy.  The cost of the insurance is very cheap and it is advisable to purchase higher policy limit amounts.  For a nominal amount, our client could have increased her policy limits to $100,000 to protect herself against an uninsured driver and would have most likely received those limits in the car accident settlement.  It is always wise after being injured in a Michigan car accident, to have an uninsured motorist claim lawyer immediately investigator your car accident claims, including your insurance contract.  In addition, there are strict time limitations for filing this type of claim, so it is imperative you seek legal counsel immediately so that you do not lose your case.  (more…)

Three-Car Crash in Ann Arbor Leaves Multiple People Injured

The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.  car accident attorneys in Ann Arbor are reporting a three-vehicle crash on Geddes Road between LeForge and Prospect in Superior Township that left eleven people injured.  The three-vehicle Ann Arbor collision took place on Monday, February 4th, around 5:00 P.M and involved a minivan, an SUV, and a truck.  Due to the collision, one of the vehicles caught on fire and one person was trapped inside a vehicle. Four individuals who were very serously hurt were taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for their injuries and are in critical condition.  Seven additional individuals, adults and children, were taken to both U-M Hospital and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for injuries suffered.  Witnesses report that the minivan held several children in the vehicle and the SUV was on its back as a result of accident.

I am very sorry to hear about this accident.  I hope all injured victims have a fast recovery without any permanent damages.

Many collisions involving multiple vehicles often happen on busy highways and expressways. Often times, these accidents do involve trucks and commericial vehicles. Multi-vehicle car accident can cause serious, if not fatal injuries that can affect an invidual for the rest of their life.  Some of most common caues of these types of accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Truck or commerical vehicle negligence

Our car accident lawyers in Ann Arbor advise victims of their legal rights.  For this particular three car crash on Geddes Road, all injured individuals may be able to submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits, even if considered at fault for the accident.  No-Fault benefits will cover their medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care benefits, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the Ann Arbor accident.  The injured victims can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.

In addition, the injured individuals may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver that police did determine negligent. In this lawsuit, the injured parties can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the crash.  The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for thi

 

Ann Arbor Accident Injury Lawyers Create Independent Medical Examination Insurance Doctor Comic

The Ann Arbor accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created a comic illustration as a satire to visually depict the simple truth behind independent medical examination doctors paid for by the insurance companies.  The comic titled “Typical Opinion From Insurance Company Doctor” illustrates an independent medical examination doctor dictating that the deceased patient he is examining is able to return to work tomorrow.

Visit http://bit.ly/IMETruth to view the “Typical Opinion From Insurance Company Doctor” comic illustration.

Independent Medical Examination Insurance Doctor Comic

Independent Medical Examination Insurance Doctor Comic

Independent medical examinations are very common in Ann Arbor accident injury lawsuits, no-fault insurance claims, and worker’s compensation claims.  These independent medical examinations are set up by the insurance company and performed by a doctor that the insurance company hires to evaluate the claimant.  Many of these doctors perform these evaluations in their own offices, while others see the patient at offices of a medical examination company.

“These highly paid doctors are “hired guns” for the insurance companies who main goal is to recommend the termination or reduction of important benefits. These doctors fully understand their insurance company driven mission and frequently give opinions that are simply baseless and intellectually dishonest. The sad part is that they do not understand, or perhaps do not care, about the impact that a termination of benefits will have on an injury victim and his or her family,” says Partner and Attorney Daniel Buckfire.

The accident injury accident law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. created this comic illustration not only to visually depict the truth behind insurance company doctors, but also so that others will fully understand what waits for them in the unfortunate event of an injury accident or an insurance claim.

Share this comic illustration with your family, friends, and colleagues by embedding the illustration on your own website, blogging about it, emailing or sharing this link on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any other type of social media. Feel free to repin the comic illustration from the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Lawyer Humor Board on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/buckfirelaw/ as well or pin on your own board.

About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Ann Arbor accident injury law firm representing injury victims in all types of accident and injury cases, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, work injury accidents, disability claims, and all other types of insurance claims and negligence cases.  We represent Michigan victims who have been scheduled an independent medical exam by the insurance company and have had no-fault benefits terminated  or reduced.

For more information about the award winning Ann Arbor accident injury law firm call (800) 606-1717 or visit www.BuckfireLaw.com

Alcohol Remains a Factor in Ann Arbor One Vehicle Car Crash On M-14

Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers are reporting a one-vehicle car crash on M-14 near Barton Drive that critically injured two passengers. The car accident happened on Tuesday, December 18th, around 9:45 p.m. According to police, alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. As a result of the crash, the driver remains uninjured, while the two passengers are in unstable condition at U-M Hospital. The accident is still under investigation as to what happenned.

I am terribly sorry to hear about this accident. I hope the injured passenger victims have a full recovery without any permanent damages.

Drivers between the ages of 16 and 44 accounted for more than 64 percent of had-been-drinking (HBD) drivers in 2007. In addition, 5,101 people were killed in the South Eastern Michigan region from alcohol related crashes. Alcohol related accidents are 100 percent preventable if necessary precautions are in place such as requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, conducting sobriety checkpoints, enhancing penalties for DUI child endangerment, participating in “No Refusal Events”, and utilizing Administrative License Revocation.

Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. car accident lawyers advise Ann Arbor victims of their legal rights. For this type of one-vehicle accident the injured passengers can submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits. No Fault benefits will cover their medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the accident. The injured passengers can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.

In addition, the injured passengers may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver, if found negligent, for the injuries suffered in the accident.  In this lawsuit, the injured victims can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered.  The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case.

Since alcohol is considered to be factor of the drivers behavior, another possible claim for anyone injured by the alleged drunk driver would be a potential Michigan dram shop case against the seller or furnisher of the alcohol before the accident. At the very least, all injurd parties and thier families should hire the best possible Ann Arbor car accident lawyer to look into these possibilities.

 

 

Ann Arbor Car Accident Lawyers Sponsor Brain Injury Association Conference

On September 27th and 28th, 2012 the Brain Injury Association of Michigan held its 32nd annual conference at the Lansing Conference Center in Lansing, Michigan.  The Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is proud to announce their support for the Brain Injury Association through their sponsorship of the conference.  This is the fifth consecutive year Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. has been a sponsor of Brain Injury Association of Michigan conference.

The conference, held in conjunction with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council, is the largest brain injury conference
in the nation.  The two day conference is an educational program that features experts in brain injury rehabilitation from Michigan as well as guest speakers from around the nation.

A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. A traumatic brain injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury is an affliction that 1.4 million Americans sustain each year, 50,000 of which don’t survive. While TBI’s have differing levels of severity (ranging from mild to severe), they are usually acquired from a simple injury to the head and/or neck.

Falls are the leading cause accounting for 28% of traumatic brain injuries, while brain injuries from car accidents account for 20%. However, car accidents have a higher frequency when it comes to TBI hospitalizations, which studies have shown effect over 280,000 people each year. Other common causes of brain injuries include motorcycle accidents, sports-related accidents, and assaults.

Many of times an individual who suffers a brain injury as a result of an accident does have legal rights.  People injured in a Ann Arbor car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, can often have claims for personal injuries and can file Michigan no-fault insurance claims to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits.

“Every day we work with individuals who suffer a closed head injury or brain injury from a Ann Arbor car accident or some type of accident. We are a proud sponsor of the conference.  The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is the only statewide organization in Michigan dedicated to providing support, education, advocacy, research and prevention, and through our sponsorship Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is able to demonstrate our commitment and dedication to the organization’s mission,” says firm partner and attorney, Daniel Buckfire.

Buckfire & Buckfire attorney Daniel Buckfire is also a member of the Brian Injury Association of Michigan and the Brain Injury
Provider’s Council.

About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Michigan personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan.  Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., represents individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and closed head injuries due to a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, sport-related accident, or any other type of personal injury accident.

To learn more about the brain injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. visit the law firm website a http://www.buckfirelaw.com/

 

 

 

 

 

New Technology to Prevent Car Accidents Being Tested in Ann Arbor Michigan

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 282,075 car accidents in Michigan in 2010. Of these car accidents 937 of them were fatal, including 70,501 injuries. Compared to national totals there were 5,419,000 car accidents. The number of fatalities amounted to 32,885, with more than 2.2 million injuries.

Although the amount of car accidents have decreased each year, car accidents are still recognized as one of the main causes of death in the United States. Most car accidents are completely avoidable, but we continue to take chances by texting behind the wheel, talking a call, or eating our bagel on the way to work. Distractions can have disastrous effect if you do not take the proper precautions and realize that you are endangering your life and the lives of others on the road.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has created new crash avoidance technology that is currently being tested in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. They are testing this technology for a year by installing this new program on 3,000 vehicles, called the “Safety Pilot Project,” to help regulate traffic flow in Ann Arbor.

According to the NHTSA, Vehicle-to-Vehicle safety technology could help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of four out of five unimpaired vehicle crashes. To accomplish this, the model deployment vehicles will send electronic data messages, receive messages from other equipped vehicles, and translate the data into a warning to the driver during specific hazardous
traffic scenarios.

Victims of car accidents do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately after the accident. When choosing your Michigan lawyer, it is key to choose the right lawyer so that you may receive a fair settlement. Your car accident lawyer can also help you receive all of your Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits.

For more information about your rights after a Michigan car accident, call us at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. We will represent you in your Michigan car accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE.

 

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