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Personal Injury Attorneys Representing the Seriously Injured in Buffalo, NY

When you or someone you love sustains a serious injury, whether it be from an accident or another’s wrongdoing, it disrupts your life in multiple significant ways. Personal injuries often result in many different kinds of losses, including financial losses, physical pain and suffering, and even psychological and emotional harm. If you’ve been injured in Western New York due to the negligence of another person, business or third party, you may be entitled to compensation.

It is important to speak with a Buffalo personal injury attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your options for filing a personal injury claim. Let us focus on the details of your case, so you can focus on your recovery and your loved ones.

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“He is a miracle worker. He found someone who knew my Dad who had passed away over 50 years ago. No easy feat. He works very, very hard for his clients. Knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend him”

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Types of Personal Injury Cases in Buffalo

At Richmond Vona, LLC, we handle a full range of personal injury cases. Examples of possible personal injury claims include, but are not limited to the following:

Both Keith and John were named to the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York by The National Trial Lawyers.

John was named to the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York by The National Trial Lawyers three consecutive years in a row.

John and Keith were both selected as Upstate New York Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication.

$100M Settlements

Keith has been involved in trial verdicts totaling in excess of $17 million and settlements valued at more than $100 million on behalf of his clients.

United States Marine Corps & Police Officer

Keith has served in the United States Marine Corps and worked as a police officer for the City of Buffalo, where respect and honor are two of the foremost values.

Statute of Limitations in a Buffalo Personal Injury Case

Every type of personal injury lawsuit in Buffalo has a specific statute of limitations. It is important to pay close attention to the statute of limitations because it could limit your ability to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations is a specific amount of time that a plaintiff (injured person) has to file a lawsuit. Under New York law, most personal injury cases have a three year statute of limitations. This means that, for example, a car accident lawsuit or a slip and fall accident lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date the accident occurred.

If you do not file your claim within this time period, your claim will become “time-barred,” which means you are barred from filing a lawsuit given the amount of time that has passed. For example, the statute of limitations for mesothelioma is generally three years from when you were diagnosed.

Certain types of claims may have shorter or longer statutes of limitations. For example, the New York medical malpractice statute of limitations is either two years and six months (30 months) from the date that the malpractice occurred, or two years and six months from the end of continuous treatment rendered by the negligent healthcare provider.

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Buffalo Personal Injury FAQs

Personal injury cases can be complicated, and injury victims often have questions about their cases. The prospect of filing a lawsuit can be daunting, and many potential plaintiffs do not know what to expect. The following are a few frequently asked questions we receive from clients, along with answers that can be helpful to you as you consider filing a claim.

How much is my Buffalo personal injury claim worth?

There is no single answer to this question since each case is different, and plaintiffs sustain various types of injuries that range in severity. At the same time, however, a number of factors can affect how much your claim is worth. For example, the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial costs associated with your injury can impact the total amount you receive. The severity of the injury can also affect your likelihood of receiving pain and suffering damages. Our personal injury attorneys in Buffalo can assess your case and help you to determine possible settlement amounts for your case.

How much time do I have to file my claim?

The answer to this question depends upon the type of personal injury claim you are filing. Most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years from the date of the injury, but this timeline may be shorter or longer depending upon the specific type of injury and case.

What happens if I am partially at fault?

New York’s contributory negligence law does not bar a plaintiff from recovery even if she is partially at fault, and even if she is more at fault than the defendant. However, the plaintiff’s total award will be reduced by her percentage of negligence or fault.

As your attorneys, it is our mission to represent you in a way that makes you proud to be associated with us. You may have financial concerns, but we assure you that you won’t pay any expenses unless we win your case for you. For a free, no obligation review of your case, contact us today.

Our personal injury law office, located in Buffalo, proudly serves communities throughout Western New York, including Batavia, Dunkirk, Jamestown, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

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