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Serving Injured Clients Throughout Western New York
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Attorney in Buffalo

Helping Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury Fight for Fair Compensation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls brain injuries a “silent epidemic” in our country. Nearly three million Americans seek professional medical attention for concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. In far too many cases, injured victims are left dealing with long-term, sometimes permanent impairments. Head injuries vary widely in their causes, effects, and severity. That being said, they share an important commonality: all brain injuries require immediate medical attention.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo brain injury attorneys are compassionate and effective advocates for brain injury victims. We have the skills and experience needed to handle a full range of personal injury cases, including catastrophic brain injury claims. When it comes to your recovery, do not accept less than you deserve. We will stand up against negligent parties and insurance companies, and we will fight for you.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm, please contact us today: (716) 300-5885.
About Richmond Vona, LLC

Know the Symptoms of a Brain Injury

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) always require emergency medical attention. Unfortunately, for a number of different reasons, these injuries are notoriously difficult to diagnose. As a consequence, many people do not get proper medical treatment. Not only do brain injuries manifest differently in different patients, but these injuries also often occur with a delayed onset. In fact, an injured person may not feel the full effects of a serious brain injury for as much as 96 hours—or even longer.

Some of the symptoms of a moderate concussion include:

  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Sudden anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of memory

With a more severe concussion or TBI, the immediate symptoms are typically more pronounced, but not always. They may include immediate memory loss, slurred speech, pupil dilation, total disorientation, and loss of consciousness. Any time you believe you or someone else has suffered a serious blow to the head or may possibly have a brain injury, seek immediate medical attention regardless of whether or not symptoms are presents.

Compensation in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Brain injury claims can be especially challenging. Too often, large corporations and big insurance companies try to resolve these cases without accounting for an injured victim’s long-term damages. All future damages and intangible losses must be fully accounted for as part of any settlement offer or trial verdict. Do not accept less than you and your family rightfully deserve.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo traumatic brain injury attorneys are committed to helping victims of TBI and other head and neck injuries maximize their financial support.

You may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Emergency room care
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Long-term rehabilitative services
  • Mental health treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced quality of life

Additionally, in the event that a loved one dies due to head trauma or a brain injury, certain surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for medical expenses associated with the brain injury, funeral costs, loss of financial support, and loss of love, companionship, and guidance.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

For the most part, brain injury claims are negligence claims. They are brought on the grounds that the victim’s injuries occurred, at least in part, because of the careless or reckless actions or inactions of the defendant. As an example, an injured motorcyclist may have a brain injury claim against an intoxicated driver. Alternatively, a slip and fall accident victim may bring a claim because a business failed to clean up a spill that was reported.

Regardless of the specific circumstances of the case, all successful personal injury claims are built on a strong foundation of supporting evidence. If you or your family member suffered a brain injury, it’s important that you reach out to a personal injury attorney who knows how to hold negligent defendants accountable.

OVER $150 MILLION IN RECOVERIES

Successful Verdicts & Settlements That Our Attorneys Have Achieved
  • Asbestos Exposure $3.2 Million Settlement
  • Asbestos Exposure $2.5 Million Jury Verdict
  • Asbestos Exposure $2 Million Jury Verdict
  • Delayed Diagnosis $1.2 Million Jury Verdict
  • Anesthesia Error Seven-Figure Settlement
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure Seven-Figure Settlement
  • Serious Construction Site Injury $600,000 Settlement
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Settlement
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Call Our Brain Injury Attorneys for Immediate Assistance

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience handling a full range of brain injury claims. If you or your family member suffered a serious head injury in an accident, our firm is here to help. Call us today for a free, no-commitment review of your case. With an office located in Buffalo, we handle catastrophic injury claims throughout Western New York, including in Hamburg, Lancaster, Depew, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls.

Contact us online or by phone at (716) 300-5885 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

  • What is the statute of limitations for a brain injury claim in New York?

    The relevant statute of limitations may vary depending on how the brain injury occurred. That being said, the vast majority of brain injury claims in New York are subject to a three-year statute of limitations (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214).

  • What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

    The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological assessment designed to create objective measures for diagnosing brain injuries and similar medical conditions. It is used to determine a person’s level of consciousness after an accident.

  • What treatments and therapies will aid in rehabilitation?

    Injured victims may benefit from psychological counseling, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and much more. If you or your loved one sustained a concussion or TBI in an accident, it is imperative that you get access to the right medical services and rehabilitative care immediately.

We Take Every Injury Personally

Real People, Real Stories
  • “He is a miracle worker. He found someone who knew my Dad who had passed away over 50 years ago. No easy feat. He works very, very hard for his clients. Knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend him.”

    - Colette M.
  • “To this day, I am grateful for the dedication and compassion he displayed throughout my case. The outcome of my case was successful as a result of his drive and commitment.”

    - Sue A.
  • “Keith and John are talented attorneys and, more importantly, compassionate and dedicated people. They are driven by a desire to help, and they always fight for their clients.”

    - Michael J.
  • “They listened to my concerns and gave me excellent advice and made me feel like they cared about my injury and not just my case. These guys are true class acts. Two thumbs up.”

    - Derek G.
  • “John and Keith are not only great attorneys, but they are great individuals. They act with integrity, participating in and supporting local non-profit organizations, and they're constantly striving to learn, grow, and be the best in all that they do.”

    - Rachel M.
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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We Are Committed to Providing:
  • A Results-Oriented Focus

    Our legal team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to get you the full and fair financial compensation that you deserve.

  • Care, Compassion & Respect

    After all you’ve been through, you deserve someone to fight for you, while providing the individual attention you deserve.

  • Open and Honest Communication

    We value communication and honesty, and we promise to always keep you informed and up to date about your case.

  • Personalized Legal Representation

    When you entrust your case to our skilled attorneys, you become part of the Richmond Vona family - not just another case file.

Meet Our Attorneys Results-Driven, Client-Focused

With almost 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.

Awards & Achievements

  • Martindale-Hubbell
    Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Veteran-Owned Business
    Veteran-Owned Business
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
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