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Serving Injured Clients Throughout Western New York
Slips and Falls

Slip & Fall Attorney in Buffalo

Fighting for the Full, Fair Recovery You Deserve

Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in the United States. According to statistics provided by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), approximately one million Americans are hurt in slip and falls every year. Unfortunately, many of these slips, trips, and falls could have been prevented with proper care.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo slip and fall accident attorneys fight aggressively to protect the rights and interests of injured slip and fall victims throughout Western New York. We will stand up against negligent property owners and insurance companies and help you work to recover full and fair compensation.

About Richmond Vona, LLC

Why Do Slip & Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip and fall accidents occur for a wide range of reasons. While it does occasionally happen, most people do not simply trip over their own two feet. Instead, a safety hazard is often the catalyst for the accident.

Some of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Uncleaned spills
  • Damaged or tattered rugs/carpets
  • Loose or broken floor boards
  • Lack of handrail access
  • Loose cords strung across hallways
  • Debris or other objects in walkways
  • Poor lighting, especially in stairwells

When Are Property Owners Liable for a Slip & Fall?

In New York, businesses and property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for their guests. If an accident occurs because of their failure to do so, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries. To be clear, property owners are not automatically liable for a slip, trip, or fall that occurs on their premises.

To hold a defendant liable for a slip and fall in New York, you must prove that:

  • Your slip and fall accident occurred because of a safety hazard
  • The defendant knew or should have known about that safety hazard
  • The accident was reasonably foreseeable
  • The defendant could have taken action to reduce the risk but did not do so

Successful slip and fall accident claims are always based on strong supporting evidence. Every slip and fall accident requires a comprehensive investigation by an experienced personal injury attorney. Protect your rights by calling an attorney as soon as possible after suffering a serious injury in a slip and fall accident.

Compensation for Slip & Fall Accident Victims

Beyond proving liability, injured victims must also establish the extent of their damages. In New York, personal injury damages are largely compensatory in nature, meaning they are tied to actual losses suffered by the plaintiff. The insurance company will try to settle your claim for the lowest amount possible. Do not accept less than you deserve.

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo premises liability attorneys fight tirelessly to help slip and fall accident victims maximize their financial recovery.

You may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Emergency room care
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent scarring
  • Long-term disability
  • Wrongful death damages
To schedule a free case review of your slip and fall accident, please contact our law office today.


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

Call Us for a Free Consultation

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers fight tirelessly to help injured victims recover the maximum available financial compensation. If you or your loved one was injured in a fall accident, reach out to us today for a free, no obligation consultation. With an office in Buffalo, we handle slip and fall accident claims throughout Western New York, including in Erie County, Niagara County, and Wyoming County.

Contact us online or give us a call at (716) 300-5885 to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

  • How long do I have to bring a slip and fall accident claim in New York?

    Generally, slip and fall accidents in New York are subject to a three-year statute of limitations, but there are exceptions. Actions against municipalities require a Notice of Claim be filed within 90 days of the injury. To best protect your rights, contact one of our slip and fall attorneys as soon as possible.

  • What if my slip and fall accident occurred in the parking lot?

    The company that owns or leases that parking lot may be liable. Businesses and property owners have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for invited guests—and this includes exterior areas, such as outdoor walkways and parking lots.

  • Can you bring a slip and fall accident claim if you were trespassing?

    In New York, trespassers are not legally barred from bringing a slip and fall accident claim, but it is more challenging to prove liability. If you or your loved one is in this situation, contact an experienced Buffalo slip and fall accident attorney right away.

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