Our goal is to make sure we understand each of our clients as personally as possible to learn how your injury has affected your life. We take the time to not just hear your story, but listen. You will work directly with John Richmond or Keith Vona on your case. Our trusted personal injury attorneys care.

We want to help you get the most out of your injury claim. Call our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers today to get started.

Fighting for the Full, Fair Recovery You Deserve

Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in the United States. According to statistics provided by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), approximately one million Americans are hurt in slip and falls every year. Unfortunately, many of these incidents could have been prevented with proper care.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo slip and fall accident attorneys fight aggressively to protect the rights and interests of injured victims throughout Western New York. We will stand up against negligent property owners and insurance companies and help you work to recover full and fair compensation.

Why Do Slip & Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip and fall accidents occur for a wide range of reasons. While it does occasionally happen, most people do not simply trip over their own two feet. Instead, a safety hazard is often the catalyst for the accident.

Some of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Uncleaned spills
  • Damaged or tattered rugs/carpets
  • Loose or broken floor boards
  • Lack of handrail access
  • Loose cords strung across hallways
  • Debris or other objects in walkways
  • Poor lighting, especially in stairwells

When Are Property Owners Liable for a Slip & Fall?

In New York, businesses and property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for their guests. If an accident occurs because of their failure to do so, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries. To be clear, property owners are not automatically liable for a slip, trip, or fall that occurs on their premises.

To hold a defendant liable for a slip and fall in New York, you must prove that:

  • Your slip and fall accident occurred because of a safety hazard
  • The defendant knew or should have known about that safety hazard
  • The accident was reasonably foreseeable
  • The defendant could have taken action to reduce the risk but did not do so

Successful claims are always based on strong supporting evidence. Every incident requires a comprehensive investigation by an experienced attorney. Protect your rights by calling a Buffalo slip, trip, and fall attorney as soon as possible after suffering a serious injury.

Compensation for Slip & Fall Accident Victims

Beyond proving liability, injured victims must also establish the extent of their damages. In New York, personal injury damages are largely compensatory in nature, meaning they are tied to actual losses suffered by the plaintiff. The insurance company will try to settle your claim for the lowest amount possible. Do not accept less than you deserve.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo attorneys fight tirelessly to help slip and fall accident victims maximize their financial recovery.

You may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Emergency room care
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent scarring
  • Long-term disability
  • Wrongful death damages

CALL A BUFFALO SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers fight tirelessly to help injured victims recover the maximum available financial compensation. If you or your loved one was injured in a fall accident, reach out to us today for a free, no obligation consultation. With an office in Buffalo, we handle slip and fall accident claims throughout Western New York, including in Erie County, Niagara County, and Wyoming County.

Meet Our Attorneys

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.
John E. Richmond
John E. Richmond
Co-Founding Member
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
Keith R. Vona
Co-Founding Member
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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Keith R. Vona
John E. Richmond

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