Ann Arbor Car Accident Lawyer Creates Drunk Driving Deaths Infographic

Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar To Sobering NumbersAnn Arbor car injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created an infographic, “Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar to Sobering Numbers” on 2011 United States death statistics. The infographic visually displays the contrasts in accidental deaths compared to drunk driving crash deaths. It was created to make people aware of the very high number of deaths that take place due to drunk driving, and to remind society that drunk driving is not an accident and can be easily prevented unlike other natural disasters that are beyond ones control.  Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Southfield personal injury law firm that specializes in representing motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists injured in Ann Arbor drunk driving accidents and against the establishment that served the alcohol.  The firm represents victims injured throughout the entire State of Michigan.

To view the “Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar to Sobering Numbers” infographic visit http://bit.ly/drunkdrivingcrashdeaths

Driving under the influence is in fact a very serious issue and is still a rising problem in our society. In fact, in 2011 in the U.S. there were a total of 9,878 deaths as a result or drunk driving. Other statistics included on the infographic are deaths that resulted from an actual accident or natural disaster in 2011 in the U.S. They include:

  • Lightning Deaths: 26
  • West Nile Virus Deaths: 43
  • Aircraft Deaths: 401
  • Tornado Deaths: 553
  • Handgun Murders: 6,220

Due to the high number of drunk driving deaths, some states have already passed legislation regarding safety measures to reduce
these types of crashes and eliminate drunk driving nationwide.  Preventative measures such as requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, conducting sobriety checkpoints, enacting penalties for DUI Child Endangerment, utilizing administrative license revocation, and more are some examples of legislation that has passed.

The Ann Arbor car injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are actively pursuing lawsuits in several cases for victims injured in a drunk driving crash. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists injured by Ann Arbor drunk and intoxicated drivers have legal rights against the negligent driver and often also against the bar, restaurant, or establishment that served the drunk drive the alcohol that cause the intoxication.

To learn more about how the number of accidental deaths in the U.S. compared to drunk driving crash deaths, visit http://bit.ly/drunkdrivingcrashdeaths   Share this infographic with others, including new drivers, as a motivation to keep our roads and highways safe from drunk driving drivers and to make people more aware of the serious consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking.  Take a stand against drunk driving and embed the graphic on your own site, email friends and colleagues, and share on all social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

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

 

 

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

Injured in a Ann Arbor Car Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident in Ann Arbor, you need to know your legal rights so that you are not shortchanged by the insurance companies.  Victims of auto accident have a number of possible claims that can be pursued for their accident related injuries.  These include claims for pain and suffering and also for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits

Common injuries from Ann Arbor car accidents include:

  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • Herniated disks in the back and neck
  • Traumatic brain injuries and closed head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Scar and disfigurement
  • Psychological injuries such as depression or PTSD
  • Fatal accidents causing wrongful death

If you have experienced any of these injuries as a result of an auto accident, you may be eligible to file for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits.  These benefits include payment of medical expenses, lost wages, household services, and attendant care services.  In cases involving fatal accidents, there is partial payment for funeral and burial expenses.

Often times, the insurance company will voluntarily pay the benefits you seek to receive without seeking the services of a lawyer once you have submitted your application for benefits. However, the insurance company may not pay the full amount that you are owed.  Don’t expect the adjuster to tell you exactly how much money you are entitled to receive because the law does not require them to disclose that information to you.

Play it smart and contact our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers to learn about all of your benefits and your rights to a fair settlement against the negligent drive that caused your injuries.  We answer all of your questions and advise you of your legal rights.  If we can help you, we will handle the case under our NO FEE PROMISE, which means there are no legal fees until you win a settlement.  Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer and to get started on your case.

Ann Arbor Car Accident Lawyer Files Lawsuit For Passenger Injured In Truck Accident

Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client who was injured in a single vehicle car accident. Our client was a passenger in a pickup truck, when the driver lost control of his truck and hit a building. The truck accident took place in Pittsfield Township on July 17, 2011.

Our client suffers a herniated disc in her lower back at L5-S1, shoulder tendonitis, and a traumatic brain injury due to the single vehicle car accident. Her symptoms include lower back pain, headaches, and memory problems. The injured passenger was employed and continues to be disabled. Her Michigan No-Fault benefits are being paid by Progressive Michigan Insurance Company. She is currently receiveing her lost wage benefits, replacement household services, and attendant care benefits.

The lawsuit was filed in the Wasthtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor.

Victims of single vehicle car accidents do have legal rights. If you are the driver or a passenger in a single vehicle accident and suffer injuries, you do have legal rights. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced car accident lawyers in Michigan. Our office will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.

Hit-and-Run Car Accident in Ann Arbor Leaves Michigan Pedestrian Injured

A student in of Huron High School was hit by a car at the intersection of Ellsworth and Crystal Creek Rd., in Pittsfield Twp. on Thursday, January 26th in an Ann Arbor hit and run car accident. Police say the student is suffering leg fractures and abrasions as a result of the accident. The hit-and-run driver fled the scene and is still on the loose.

I am very sorry to hear about this accident. I hope the injured victim has a fast recovery without any permanent damages.

Our Michigan lawyers advise pedestrains who have been hit by a vehicle and suffer injuries to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Michigan immediately. Persons injured in a pedestrian accident often have claims for their personal injuries and can file No Fault Insurance claims for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits, even if they did not own a vehicle or have a No Fault Insurance policy. Many claims can be filed by our Michigan pedestrian lawyers, even in circumstances such as hit and run accidents involving pedestrians, such as this accident.

Catastrophic injuries are frequent outcomes of pedestrian-car accidents. Wrongful death is frequent in these accidents. Other common injuries include closed head and traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, including quadraplegia and paraplegia, broken bones and fractures, back injuries, neck injuries, and shoulder injuries.  (more…)

Ann Arbor Wrong Way Car Accident On I-94

Four people were injured in a Michigan wrong way car accident on I-94, in Ann Arbor, near Jackson Avenue, on Sunday, January 23rd.   Both Michigan drivers suffered injuries due to wrong way accident.  Traffic slowed on I-94 due the initial wrong way accident, causing a three car accident as well.  According to police, a driver failed to stop for slowing traffic in the right lane of I-94, rear ending a vehicle, and causing that vehicle to push forward and hit another car.  The rear-end collision caused the driver who failed to stop as well as the driver he rear-ended to suffer injuries. The investigation in both of the Ann Arbor car accidents is under investigation.

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

Pittsfield Township Car Accident Leaves Ann Arbor Man Injured

Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers are reporting a story in the news about a Pittsfield Township car accident that took on Carpenter Road.  According to police, a van was driving along Carpenter Road was struck on the rear passenger side when the van attempted to make a left turn into a private drive.  The driver of the van suffers injuries and was taken to the hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital where blood was drawn to determine his blood-alcohol level.

I am very sorry to hear about this accident. I hope the injured victim has a fast recovery without any permanent damages. (more…)

Car Accident In Fowlerville Injures Three People

Ann Arbor car accident lawyer is reporting an auto accident that took place at the intersection of Owosso and Allen Road in Fowlerville on Saturday, December 18th.  According to police, a vehicle driven by Corey Barron, failed to stop at the intersection stop sign and was struck in the rear driver side door by a Jeep driven by Jess Martindale.  In the Jeep held a passenger as well, Nancy Martindale.  All three individuals suffer injuries and were taken to the hospital in Ann Arbor.

I am very sorry to hear about this accident and hope the injured victims have a fast recovery withouth any permanent damages.

Our Ann Arbor auto accident attorneys advise victims of their legal rights. For this Michigan car accident, the  injured individuals 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 person can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.

In addition, the accident injury victims may also have claims for personal injuries against the driver determined to be at fault in this accident. The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case. In this lawsuit, the injured victims can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident.

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