Buffalo Injury Lawyers
Experienced Accident Attorneys Fighting For You
If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident, contact our strong Buffalo injury lawyers to fight for you and earn maximum compensation for the claim.
Accidents happen and sometimes we’re able to brush off and walk away unscathed. Other times, we are left seriously injured and facing a mounting pile of medical bills. In these instances, we worry about our health, our financial security, and our ability to provide for our family. It is not uncommon for these worries to be overwhelming. We can support you through this difficult journey and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
We cover personal injury cases including:
|Car accidents||Bicycle Accidents||Nursing home negligence|
|Motorcycle accidents||Pedestrian Accidents||Construction Accidents|
|Bus accidents||Slip and fall injuries||Product liability|
|Truck accidents||Dog bites||Boat accidents|
If you are looking for a dependable attorney, please call our office today to get a free consultation with one of our highly experienced Buffalo injury lawyers. We are going to dedicate our resources, time, and energy protecting your rights and fighting for your justice.
What You Need to Know
In most New York personal injury cases, there is what is known as a statute of limitations. These are time limits that guide you through when you need to have your claim settled or you bring your case. For cases such as car accidents, slip and falls on private properties, dog bites, etc. you will have three years. If it is a medical malpractice case, slip and fall on municipality property, or the government caused your accident such as a pothole causing your bike accident, the time limits gets shorter. Medical malpractice requires a two year and six month deadline, and some government injuries require a notice within 90 days. That is something you need to discuss with an attorney right away to make sure you don’t miss the deadline. If you miss it, your case is thrown out by the liable party’s insurance company. Additionally, you should not wait until the deadline to get this case to an attorney. They might not be able to help you if you make it to them a week before the statute of limitations runs out. It takes time for us to do our job and prepare your case. Make sure you call our office as soon as possible so you don’t risk losing your compensation. This is not the time to procrastinate.
Compensation is important. You were hurt due to negligent behavior and you deserve to claim your damages. In New York, you lucky get to benefit from No Fault insurance. That is money to pay for your lost wages, medical bills, and expenses. In cases where your No Fault insurance doesn’t cover the extent of your injuries, you can pursue more from the negligent party’s insurance company. We will ensure that we are taking all possible avenues to get you the compensation that you deserve. You should not have to worry about how you and your family are going to make ends meet because you’ve been bed-ridden and used up your sick days. We do not tolerate the insurance companies dodging you or bullying you out of getting compensation. We fight for your rights.
Case-Ruining Errors to Avoid
There are two things that could really make it hard for us to protect you, and these are mistakes you can easily avoid. The first one has to do with the insurance companies. As mentioned, they are going to try to dodge and bully you. They have tactics to incriminate you. They will call you, you can bet on that, and ask you to answer questions. You should absolutely not give them any answers. Those are going to be loaded questions that will make you seem like the guilty party. If they talk to you without a lawyer present, you run the risk of ruining your case. You don’t want to get pinned for this accident. If you do, you can either lose the case, or lose out on rightful compensation.
In New York, if you are found at fault for the accident, your award gets reduced. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but you were found to be 30% at fault, your award is reduced to $70,000. We do not want that, and we know you don’t either. When the insurance company calls looking for a statement, tell them that you are going to be acquiring legal representation and won’t answer questions without your attorney present. It will save you so much heartache.
The only way we can determine how much your compensation will be is by what your injuries are, how bad they are, and how long they will affect you. The biggest mistakes a client can make is not seeing a medical professional. We want you to get better. That’s the top priority. Your health should be the first reason why you seek medical attention. Second, if you do not seek medical attention, you run the risk of getting your case thrown out. If you cannot prove that there are injuries, the insurance company may not even consider giving you compensation. Seeing the doctor or going to the ER will be a way to record your injuries, and start getting treatment for them. We can better understand how much your case is worth once we understand your medical needs. Do not worry about the cost, as we will be able to seek compensation for all accident-related injury treatment.
Contact Our Buffalo Injury Lawyers
Please call our Buffalo injury lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra today for a free consultation to get the legal representation that you deserve.