Suffering an injury often leads to inconvenience, unexpected expense, emotional trauma, and sometimes permanent disability. Whether your injuries heal quickly or lead to lifelong impairment, if someone else’s negligence led to the accident that caused them, you deserve compensation for everything you lost.

A Depew personal injury lawyer can help you hold the parties who caused your damages accountable. Although the prospect of filing a civil claim might seem time-consuming and stressful, one of the seasoned attorneys at Richmond Vona,  LLC can handle all of the complex legal processes so that you can focus on healing.

Incidents that Might Lead to a Personal Injury Claim

Almost any accident that results in an injury could lead to a claim if another party had some responsibility for it. Even if the injured person’s actions were a factor in the incident, it is often worthwhile to pursue damages from the other parties involved.

Car accidents and falls in businesses or public venues generate many personal injury claims. Other circumstances that could lead to civil action include:

  • Commercial vehicle collisions
  • Dangerous drugs or medical devices, such as metal-on-metal hip implants
  • Injuries suffered at work like construction accidents
  • Medical errors, including birth injuries and wrong-site surgeries
  • Injuries caused by defective products
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Accidents on public transportation like buses
  • Dog bites
  • Nursing home neglect

Unfortunately, some of these circumstances can also lead to wrongful death. A compassionate Depew attorney can review the details surrounding an accident to ensure the at-fault person or entity is held responsible for the injuries and losses they cause.

Seek Legal Advice as soon as possible After an Accident

The time after an accident can be confusing and stressful. However, engaging legal representation as soon as possible after the incident can help injured parties understand their rights and be prepared as the claims process unfolds.

When someone gets into an accident, and another party is potentially liable, their insurance company will often contact the injured person with a settlement offer. These are almost always lowball offers, but injured people might accept them if they do not know the value of their claims or are worried about paying the bills while out of work.

Negotiating with aggressive insurance companies takes focus away from healing and recovery. A Depew accident attorney is ready to handle communication with the insurance company and others involved, freeing the injured person and their family to concentrate on healing and moving forward.

Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Sometimes people assume it is not worth pursuing a claim for a minor injury. Consulting with a Depew personal injury attorney to find out for sure is always a good idea. Injured people are often surprised at the compensation they could receive.

Economic Damages

An injured party’s economic damages are their financial losses, such as medical bills, transportation to appointments, rehabilitation costs, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and even home renovations to accommodate a disability. Economic damages could also include lost wages, used sick time, and payment for diminished earning capacity if the injured person cannot return to their regular job.

Non-Economic Damages

Sometimes the emotional strain or lifestyle changes associated with an accident are just as damaging as the physical and financial losses. An injured person could claim non-economic damages for their inconvenience, disability, scarring, emotional distress, physical pain, lost enjoyment of life, impaired sexual function, and other distressing effects of the injury.

Punitive Damages

New York courts could award punitive damages if a party’s disregard for others is deemed overly reckless or intentionally malicious. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault individual. Courts rarely award punitive damages in personal injury cases, but a knowledgeable Depew attorney can explain whether seeking them is appropriate in a specific circumstance.

Seek Advice from a Depew Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident

If another party contributed to an accident that caused you to sustain harm, do not try to shoulder the burden alone. A Depew personal injury lawyer can help you through this trying time. At Richmond Vona, LLC, our team is dedicated to understanding how an incident has impacted your life and helping you recover for those losses. Reach out to our firm to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible after your injury.

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
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