Driver Killed in Dansville Speeding Car Accident

Posted on July 15th, 2013

The car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting on a Dansville single-vehicle crash that killed driver Cameron David-Joshua Falkner. The accident happened on Tuesday, July 9th, in the late night hours on Osborne Road. According to police, Mr. Falkner was traveling at a high rate of speed causing him to lose control of his truck and strike two trees ejecting him from the vehicle. This accident remains under investigation.Michigan Car Accident Lawyers

I am terribly sorry to hear about this single vehicle collision. My condolences go out to Mr. Falkner’s family for their loss.

Speeding accidents are a common cause of serious injury accidents because these crashes are at high speeds. In fact, statistics show that every 10 seconds an American is treated in an emergency room for crash-related injuries, based on data from 2005. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2011, 32,367 people died in motor vehicle crashes, decreasing 1.9 percent from 2010. (more…)

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Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Personal Injury Lawyer Creates Drunk Driving Deaths Infographic

Posted on May 14th, 2013

Personal 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 Michigan drunk driving accidents and against the establishment that served the alcohol.  The firm represents victims injured throughout the entire State of Michigan.

Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar To Sobering Numbers

To view the “Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar to Sobering Numbers” infographic visit

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 Michigan personal 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 Michigan 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 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+.



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Fatal Marne Bicycle-Car Crash Kills Grandville Teacher

Posted on May 9th, 2013

Michigan bicycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting on a Marne bicycle accident that killed Jeffrey Looman, a teacher at Grandville’s Calvin Christian High School. The accident happened on Monday, May 6th on 24th Avenue north of Cleveland Street. According to police, Mr. Looman didn’t slow down for a stop sign on the trail colliding into the path of a SUV, driven by Rodney Klein. Mr. Looman was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. This accident remains under investigation.

I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident. My condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.

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According to a recent study by the Boston Children’s Hospital reveals that about three quarters of the people who die in bicycle crashes each year die from head injuries. The same study found that states with mandatory helmet laws had significantly lower rates of death among young people. In fact, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis cites, “Bicycle helmets are 85%-88% effective in eliminating or reducing fatalities and head injuries from bicycle accidents.”

Our Michigan car accident attorneys advise bicyclist victims of their legal rights. For this particular bike-car collision, the family members of the deceased victim may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits.  This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.  At the very least, all parties involved in the accident and family members should contact the best possible bicycle accident lawyer to discuss their legal rights.

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Posted on May 2nd, 2011

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