Getting hurt in an accident could add numerous unwanted complications to your life. You might have mounting medical expenses, all while losing time at work. Depending on the severity of your injury, you might face years of physical pain, emotional anguish, and permanent changes to your current way of life.

If someone else’s negligence caused the incident, you deserve compensation from the other parties involved. Our Cleveland Hill personal injury lawyers can explain the legal options available and help you evaluate what makes the most sense in your specific circumstances.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our qualified team of attorneys are committed to providing skilled and compassionate representation to everyone who trusts us with their case. We offer the personal attention and excellent service you deserve while working to ensure you receive an appropriate settlement for your injuries. Reach out today to learn more.

Common Causes of Personal Injuries

If a person is lucky enough to suffer only a minor injury, they might believe it is not worth pursuing a settlement. In some cases, seeking legal action after a minor accident might not be worthwhile. It is always wise to at least speak with one of our Cleveland Hill personal injury attorneys before making that decision.

If an injury required medical treatment, prevented attendance at work or school, or interfered with everyday activities for more than a few days, the responsible parties should compensate the injured person for their losses. Some of the accident scenarios our seasoned team commonly see include:

  • Car crashes, motorcycle wrecks, and commercial vehicle collisions
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace injuries caused by a third party
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Bus and boat accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Negligent security and other premises liability issues
  • Medical negligence
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Dangerous drugs and medical devices
  • Defective products

The severity of injuries in these cases can range from mild to catastrophic and can, unfortunately, lead to wrongful death in some circumstances.

Potentially Responsible Parties in a Personal Injury Case

When an injured person comes to us with an accident claim, one of our Cleveland Hill attorneys will investigate to identify parties who might have some responsibility. Many accidents result from multiple parties’ negligence.

For example, a car accident could have several causes. If a motorist was texting while driving, they would be liable because they were breaking the law. If the texting driver’s car veered into oncoming traffic when it hit a pothole, the city could have partial responsibility. An employer might be liable if the texting driver was working when the accident happened, et cetera.

When a legal representative finds multiple parties with some liability for an accident, it means that several insurance companies could contribute to an injured person’s settlement. Finding multiple sources of coverage is especially important if a claimant has severe injuries and damages that might exceed the coverage limits of a single defendant.

Attention to Time Limits is Critical

Sometimes individuals try to handle an injury claim on their own and get frustrated when an insurance company does not take them seriously or offers only a small settlement. The situation could play out over a year or more, and the passage of time could weaken an injured person’s claim.

Individuals must take legal action within three years of the date of injury in most cases. If the claim involves medical negligence, the injured patient must bring suit within 30 months of the incident unless an exception applies. If the state or a local government could be liable, New York General Municipal Law § 50-e requires the injured party to file a notice describing the incident and their claim within 90 days.

Consulting one of our Cleveland Hill injury attorneys soon after an incident can help preserve an individual’s right to bring a lawsuit against all the potentially responsible parties. Swift action also allows the legal professional to investigate a case while the evidence is available and the witnesses’ memories are fresh.

Choose a Cleveland Hill Personal Injury Attorney to Handle Your Case

If you are dealing with an injury sustained in an accident that was caused by someone else’s careless behavior, you do not have to suffer alone. One of the skilled professionals at our firm can provide the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.

Even if you are unsure about filing a claim, do not hesitate to contact us. We will listen to your story and offer the best advice we can. Call Richmond Vona, LLC today to make an appointment with a Cleveland Hill personal injury lawyer.

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.
Attorney John Richmond
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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Attorney Keith 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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