Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost me to speak with a lawyer at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C.? 

Nothing.  Our initial consultation and conversations are free of charge with no obligation.  We even welcome you to visit our office to interview us and ask questions before you choose our firm to handle your case. 

How can I afford to have Buckfire & Buckfire to represent me? 

In all personal injury cases and accident cases, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis.  This means that we do not get paid a fee unless we recover a judgement or settlement for you….read more on contingency fees. 

How soon after my accident do I need to hire a Michigan personal injury lawyer?  

It is often important to hire a lawyer shortly after the accident or your injury.  This is necessary to insure that you are not missing any important time deadlines that can destroy your case and so that an investigation of your case can start immediately…read more on investigating your claim.

Do I really need to hire a lawyer to settle my case?  For very small cases, you can try to settle the case by yourself.  For cases with serious injuries, it is important to have an experienced trial lawyer handling your case.  This will prevent you from falling into the insurance company traps designed to ruin your case and most often results in a substantially bigger settlement for you.

What type of settlement should I expect? This question can only be answered after a full review of your case, your medical records, the insurance policies, and other important information.  An attorney who promises you a settlement amount before looking into these matters is just pulling your leg. 

Will I have to go through a trial in a courtroom?  More than 90% of all injury cases in Michigan result in a money settlement before going to a trial in a courtroom. 

Who will pay my medical bills?  This depends on the type of accident, the extent of your bills, and whether you have any of your own insurance.  Each case must be evaluated on its own based upon these factors.

How can I get paid for all of the time I missed from work?  In certain types of cases, like Michigan car accident cases, your lost wages are paid from the auto insurance company.  In other cases, there are often ways to recover the money you lost from time away from your job due to your injuries.

How long does it take from start to finish on a case?  This varies from case to case and on a number of other factors, including where the injury happened and which court your case is pending.  Lawyers who promise a “quick settlement” usually cannot deliver one or simply settle your case quickly for a lot less money than you should have received.

Call us now and ask these questions.  The lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. will give you honest and direct answers to these questions and answer your other concerns.  Our firm has represented accident and injury victims throughout the State of Michigan for almost 40 years.  We have the highest possible rating for skill and integrity in the legal profession.  We have obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements for our clients and have earned the respect of judges and other attorneys for the great work we do for our clients. 




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