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Serving Injured Clients Throughout Western New York
Sidewalk Falls

Sidewalk Fall Lawyers in Buffalo

You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Injuries

Property owners and municipal entities in the state of New York have a duty to ensure that their sidewalks are properly maintained and safe for pedestrians. When sidewalks are not properly maintained, dangerous conditions can develop which can, in turn, lead to serious accidents and injuries.

If you slipped, tripped, or fell on a sidewalk as a result of poor maintenance, defects, or dangerous conditions, you could be owed financial compensation for your damages. Our premises liability lawyers can help. At Richmond Vona, LLC, we have a proven track record of success in complex personal injury claims, including cases involving negligent property owners and defective or dangerous sidewalks. Our Buffalo sidewalk fall lawyers are ready to listen to your story and provide the honest legal counsel you deserve.

About Richmond Vona, LLC

Who Is Liable for Sidewalk-Related Falls & Injuries?

Under New York State law, property owners are responsible for maintaining sidewalks that abut their property and ensuring that they remain in reasonably safe condition for pedestrians and other people. In other areas, where sidewalks do not abut private property, the city or another municipal or private entity may be liable for sidewalk maintenance and repairs. Therefore, the location of your accident plays a critical role in your claim, as it points to who is liable.

In any case, the liable person or party can be held accountable for your injuries and damages, including but not limited to:

  • Emergency medical treatment and transportation
  • Hospital/emergency room fees
  • Ongoing medical care and rehabilitation therapy
  • Lost income/wages
  • Lost or reduced future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Falls can result in severe injuries. In fact, they are one of the leading causes of both traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries in the United States. If you or someone you love sustained a serious or catastrophic injury due to an unsafe or defective sidewalk, poor sidewalk maintenance, or otherwise as a result of property owner negligence, our Buffalo sidewalk fall lawyers can help you seek fair financial compensation.

Examples of Dangerous Sidewalk Conditions

Examples of dangerous sidewalk conditions include:

  • Ice and snow accumulation
  • Cracks, chips, or holes in the sidewalk
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Debris left on the sidewalk
  • Crumbling curbs

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous sidewalk condition, you need to speak with an attorney who has experience holding negligent property owners responsible. Property owners may have certain defenses available, so it is crucial to call an experienced premises liability attorney soon after your sidewalk fall so a proper investigation can be performed.

Give us a call at (716) 300-5885 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.


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
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure Seven-Figure Settlement
  • Anesthesia Error Seven-Figure Settlement
  • Serious Construction Site Injury $600,000 Settlement
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Settlement

Contact Richmond Vona, LLC Today

Our legal team has extensive experience handling sidewalk fall cases, as well as a proven record of success in these types of claims. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible, as you only have three years from the date of the accident to bring your claim. If the liable party is a municipal or government entity, the statute of limitations could be even shorter.

For a free, no obligation review of your personal injury claim, please call us today. From our office in Buffalo, we represent clients throughout Western New York, including Amherst, North Tonawanda, Williamsville, Cheektowaga, and Niagara Falls.

Call (716) 300-5885 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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.


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