Getting injured is a frustrating experience. Even relatively minor injuries can result in a visit to the emergency room and follow-ups with a physical therapist or chiropractor. More serious injuries might require an ambulance trip, a stay at the hospital, surgery, and a long period of rehabilitation. Despite many people having medical insurance, they typically still incur out-of-pocket expenses for this care. On top of that, they will often have to miss time at work, meaning this piling debt will be experienced alongside a loss of pay.

However, if your injury was due to someone else’s negligence, you could have grounds to pursue compensation to help you recover for these and other losses. An Elma personal injury lawyer is here to handle the details so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact Richmond Vona, LLC, to learn more about how our team of dedicated attorneys protects the rights of injured parties and fights for the full value of every case.

When Can a Person File a Claim for Their Injuries?

Accidental injuries can happen in a number of ways. Common examples of scenarios that often result in personal injury claims include:

  • Car and truck crashes
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slips and falls
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability issues such as negligent security
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Work-related injuries due to third-party negligence
  • Bus and boat incidents

To have a successful claim for compensation, an injured person must be able to prove liability by establishing negligence. This means that someone else’s actions or inactions must be the direct cause of an incident and its resulting damage. Injured parties must show that there was a duty of care owed to them, that there was a breach of this duty, and that the failure resulted in their physical harm. A compassionate Elma personal injury attorney can help hold individuals and corporations responsible when their carelessness affects the well-being of others.

Damages Available After an Injury

The foundation of any personal injury claim is physical harm. It can be something relatively minor such as a broken bone or bruises, or something more catastrophic, like a traumatic brain injury or paralysis. Every injury claimed in a case must be documented by a medical professional. This connects the injuries to the incident and creates an accurate accounting of all bills associated with treatment. The compensation a person can seek for these injuries is also referred to as damages. These damages can reimburse individuals for their economic losses, such as medical bills, future treatment, and lost wages.

However, the impact of an injury is rarely confined to its financial impact. Individuals may also endure non-economic forms of loss, including mental suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life. An Elma attorney will listen to understand how an injury has impacted a person’s life and build a comprehensive demand package that considers these details.

Contact an Elma Personal Injury Attorney for Caring Legal Guidance

Many people will be unlucky enough to have to deal with a personal injury during their lifetimes. If you are currently facing losses from an accident that was not entirely your fault, it is vital that you obtain qualified legal representation that will advocate for your rights fight for the compensation you deserve.

Reach out to our seasoned Elma personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to begin reviewing the details of your incident.

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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