Helping Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury Fight for Fair Compensation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls brain injuries a “silent epidemic” in our country. Nearly three million Americans seek professional medical attention for concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. In far too many cases, injured victims are left dealing with long-term, sometimes permanent impairments. Head injuries vary widely in their causes, effects, and severity. That being said, they share an important commonality: all brain injuries require immediate medical attention.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo traumatic brain injury lawyers are compassionate and effective advocates for injury victims. We have the skills and experience needed to handle a full range of injury cases. When it comes to your recovery, do not accept less than you deserve. We will stand up against negligent parties and insurance companies, and we will fight for you.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney, contact us today.

Know the Symptoms of a Brain Injury

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) always require emergency medical attention. Unfortunately, for a number of different reasons, these injuries are notoriously difficult to diagnose. As a consequence, many people do not get proper medical treatment. Not only do brain injuries manifest differently in different patients, but these injuries also often occur with a delayed onset. In fact, an injured person may not feel the full effects of a serious brain injury for as much as 96 hours—or even longer.

Some of the symptoms of a moderate concussion include:

  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Sudden anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of memory

With a more severe concussion or TBI, the immediate symptoms are typically more pronounced, but not always. They may include immediate memory loss, slurred speech, pupil dilation, total disorientation, and loss of consciousness. Any time you believe you or someone else has suffered a serious blow to the head or may possibly have a brain injury, seek immediate medical attention regardless of whether or not symptoms are presents. Afterwards, reach out to a Buffalo TBI attorney for legal guidance.

Compensation in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Brain injury claims can be especially challenging. Too often, large corporations and big insurance companies try to resolve these cases without accounting for an injured victim’s long-term damages. All future damages and intangible losses must be fully accounted for as part of any settlement offer or trial verdict. Do not accept less than you and your family rightfully deserve.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo traumatic brain injury attorneys are committed to helping victims maximize their financial support.

You may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Emergency room care
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Long-term rehabilitative services
  • Mental health treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced quality of life

Additionally, in the event that a loved one dies due to head trauma or a brain injury, certain surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for medical expenses associated with the brain injury, funeral costs, loss of financial support, and loss of love, companionship, and guidance.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

For the most part, brain injury claims are negligence claims. They are brought on the grounds that the victim’s injuries occurred, at least in part, because of the careless or reckless actions or inactions of the defendant. As an example, an injured motorcyclist may have a brain injury claim against an intoxicated driver. Alternatively, a slip and fall accident victim may bring a claim because a business failed to clean up a spill that was reported.

Regardless of the specific circumstances of the case, all successful claims are built on a strong foundation of supporting evidence. If you or your family member suffered a brain injury, it’s important that you reach out to a personal injury attorney who knows how to hold negligent defendants accountable. Our Buffalo TBI attorneys are ready to help.


At Richmond Vona, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience handling a full range of brain injury claims. If you or your family member suffered a serious head injury in an accident, our Buffalo traumatic brain injury lawyers are here to help. Call us today for a free, no-commitment review of your case. With an office located in Buffalo, we handle catastrophic injury claims throughout Western New York, including in Hamburg, Lancaster, Depew, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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