Serving Injured Clients Throughout Western New York
Slips and Falls When the unexpected happens, expect Richmond Vona.

We Aren't Your Typical Personal Injury Law Firm

Our goal is to make sure we understand each of our clients as personally as possible to learn how your injury has affected your life. We take the time to not just hear your story, but listen. You will work directly with John Richmond or Keith Vona on your case.

We want to help you get the most out of your injury claim. Call our Buffalo slip and fall injury attorneys today to get started. You can reach us at (716) 300-5885 or send us an email.

About Richmond Vona, LLC

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.

Call (716) 300-5885 today to get started with a FREE consultation.

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
  • Trucking Accident $4.25 Million Settlement
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure $3.2 Million Settlement
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure $2.5 Million Jury Verdict
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure $2 Million Jury Verdict
  • Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure $1.6 Million Settlement
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure $1.2 Million Settlement
  • Delayed Diagnosis $1.2 Million Jury Verdict
  • Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure Seven-Figure 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.

When the unexpected happens, expect Richmond Vona.

Real People, Real Stories
  • “This firm’s attention to detail is second to none. It’s evident that they are true professionals and really care about their injured clients. This is the firm to call if you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.”

    - Jason D.
  • “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.


You Can Always Expect:
  • A Results-Oriented Focus

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

  • Care, Compassion and 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 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.

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