A speeding driver hits you in a severe car crash, your neighbor’s dog bites you, you slip on spilled olive oil and fall in a grocery store aisle, or you suffer side effects from medicine with no warning label. All these incidents have one thing in common: they are personal injuries that occur due to someone else’s negligence.

If you are involved in an accident, you might struggle with recovery, paying your bills, and getting back to work. An experienced Niagara Falls personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Reach out to the team at Richmond Vona, LLC to schedule a consultation to find out if you are eligible to pursue compensation from the responsible party.

Establishing Negligence in Niagara Falls

To successfully recover compensation for their losses, an individual must establish that another person’s negligence or carelessness was to blame for the damages sustained. To prove negligence, an injured party must meet the requirements set forth under New York law. This includes:

  • The at-fault party owed a duty of care to the injured
  • There was a breach of this duty by acting below a reasonable standard
  • This breach was the proximate or actual cause of an accident
  • The accident resulted in injuries

Even though personal injuries are based on negligence, some, such as medical malpractice, have additional filing requirements. Our Niagara Falls personal injury attorneys understand what is needed to prove liability and can assemble any necessary evidence to pursue the best possible legal outcome in your case.

Common Personal Injury Scenarios

There are many activities that could result in sustaining a personal injury. Common types of personal injury accidents that our Niagara Falls attorneys encounter include:

  • Premises liability accidents, including trips and falls
  • Motor vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles
  • Pedestrian and cyclist accidents
  • Bus crashes
  • Medical malpractice scenarios such as wrong site surgeries and birth injuries
  • Defective consumer products and faulty medical devices
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Dog bites
  • Negligent security
  • Workplace injuries such as construction site accidents
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect

These accidents can often lead to catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, burns, amputations, and wrongful death. A compassionate attorney from our firm can help injured parties and their families recover what they need after these incidents, so they can begin getting their lives back to a sense of normalcy.

Statute of Limitations

In New York, injured individuals have a set amount of time to file a claim after being injured. This is known as the statute of limitations and is typically three years from the date of the accident. Special exceptions are sometimes made in the case of medical malpractice, or for minors and the mentally impaired. However, failing to meet this timeline can result in a complete dismissal of a claim. Consulting with knowledgeable legal counsel is the best way of ensuring this deadline is not missed.

Let a Niagara Falls Personal Injury Attorney Seek Justice for You

As diverse as personal injuries are, what they all have in common is someone who acted negligently and harmed another. Those individuals and entities should be held liable for compensating the injured. If you experienced losses and damage due to the acts of another, we could help you recover for those losses and hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation with a Niagara Falls personal injury lawyer who will advocate on your behalf.

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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