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    Dedicated Boat Accident Injury Attorneys Serving New York


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      Buffalo Boat Accident Lawyers

      Dedicated Boat Accident Injury Attorneys Serving New York

      Buffalo Boat Accident Lawyers

      Dedicated Boat Accident Injury Attorneys Serving New York

      As boaters know, we are fortunate to have numerous lakes in the Buffalo area. In season, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Seneca Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Irondequoit Bay and much of the Finger Lakes area are filled with boats and jet skis.


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        Were you or a loved one hurt due to the negligence of someone else? Our experienced Buffalo lawyers have been dedicated to serving the Western New York community we know and love. Allow us to help you the same way we’ve been helping our community for decades. We’re here for you.

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        Mr. Ranzenhofer and his attorneys were great! My case was handled quickly and I got a great result – $300,000. I fell at my doctor’s office, so I knew it was a hard case. Mr. Ranzenhofer developed a strategy that got me a great result. I highly recommend Mr. Ranzenhofer and his team of attorneys.

        – Christine Rush

        Reasonable / Professional / Personable … Very nice man to speak to … He helped me feel safe and took away my fear in my legal situation. If or when needed he is ready to jump in and take over. Thank you, Carol

        – Carol Czosnyka

        We were treated in a respectful, professional and helpful manner while preparing our wills, healthcare proxies and power of attorney. Mr. Friedman took as much time as we needed to answer all of our questions and concerns. His staff was friendly and efficient. We highly recommend him.

        – John

        Highly recommended…Sam handled a case for me with a buffalo tow truck Company, we won our case and a judgment. Sam was highly professional knowledgeable and effective. He knows the local laws and how to get successful outcomes!

        – Mark

        I consulted with Justin Friedman in an effort to obtain reimbursement following damage to my personal property. Justin was diligent, tenacious, professional, and clearly dedicated to assisting me, all of which led to a very positive outcome. I was very impressed with his work and I highly recommend his office.

        – Lisa Kilanowski

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        As boaters know, we are fortunate to have numerous lakes in the Buffalo area. In season, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Seneca Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Irondequoit Bay and much of the Finger Lakes area are filled with boats and jet skis.

        Our Experience

        Mike Ranzenhofer has obtained significant results for injury victims. For over 40 years, Mike Ranzenhofer has taken the time to listen to you and fight for the injury justice to which you are entitled to.

        Our Availability

        We are available seven days a week by telephone at (716) 542-5444 or by our contact form. We will personally meet you at your home, the hospital or at one of our thirteen local offices.

        Our No Fee Guarantee

        You pay no fee unless you win your case. That’s our guarantee to you.

        Our Promise

        Our sole purpose in helping accident victims is to maximize your benefits and protect you and your family. 

        • Communicate with you in plain language that is easy to understand.
        • Promptly return your telephone calls.
        • Quickly and thoroughly investigate and analyze your case.
        • Have your case personally handled by an attorney.
        • Keep you informed of the progress of your case at all times.
        • Show you the personal care, concern and attention which have been the hallmark of Friedman & Ranzenhofer, P.C. since 1955.
        • Accommodate the needs of you and your family during the handling of your case.
        • Vigorously protect your legal rights.
        See what the clients of personal injury attorney Mike Ranzenhofer have to say about him.

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        Mr. Ranzenhofer and his attorneys were great! My case was handled quickly and I got a great result – $300,000. I fell at my doctor’s office, so I knew it was a hard case. Mr. Ranzenhofer developed a strategy that got me a great result. I highly recommend Mr. Ranzenhofer and his team of attorneys.

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        I feel I was treated great. Mr. Ranzenhofer responded quickly with call backs and any questions, there were never any doubts of where my case was and he was always reassuring that being patient was the answer. And it was. I want to thank him and his legal team especially with the office personnel always friendly and also quick responses when messages were left. Highly recommended. Thanks for everything

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        Michael Ranzenhofer was very professional in dealing with my case. He always responded to calls in a timely manner. He was very thorough in handling my case. I would definitely use him again if I needed legal representation, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

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        I was hit head on in a car accident and had got injured. I contacted Mike Ranzenhofer and he got started the process of getting money for me for my pain and suffering and future medical bills. Every time I called or came to his office he always took his time to help me. And we eventually won the case. He is an amazing lawyer and person himself and I would fully recommend him to anyone.

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        Read the success stories from some of our past cases
        • $2 Million Child Car Accident– A child ends up with a brain injury by a head on collision.
        • Defective Automobile– A woman injures her knee on the liftgate of a defective vehicle.
        • Defective Product– A man is seriously injured when a ramp created to put snowmobiles and ATVs in a truck snaps in half.
        • Car Accident Involving Neck Surgery– A man is seriously injured in a car accident and has to go through neck surgery because physical therapy couldn’t solve the issue caused by the accident.
        • Child Cheerleader Injury– A 15 year old girl is injured from aerial acrobatics because of the lack of safety mats.
        • Child Knee Injury– A young high school is injured when two roughhousing boys fall on top of her.
        • Premises Liability– A woman in her 60’s injures her ankle from a slip and fall on a stairwell.
        Steps to take after an injury

        First, it’s very important to make sure you’ve documented exactly what happened with your accident or injury. The date, the time, the names and addresses of those involved, as well as details of what happened are critical components that you’ll need as you try to work through the problems you’re having. If you’ve been in a car accident, we already have a checklist you can use. You can see the checklist at our Car Accident Checklist page.

        Secondly, you really should contact an Injury Attorney in Buffalo as soon as possible….because the other party’s Insurance Company is probably already working behind the scenes…and preparing to defend its client.

        Contacting an accident attorney is really very simple – and for your case, it’s a Free Consultation. I’ll provide the accident and injury help you need by spending time reviewing the facts with you to be able to tell you what possible remedies you have and make suggestions on how to proceed.

        Every year, a number of accidents occur on our waterways due to carelessness or criminal behavior.

        Operating a boat is the same as driving a car, van or truck – and inattentiveness, careless or reckless operation, inexperience, unsafe speed and alcohol can all play a factor in boat accidents.

        In New York, it is illegal to operate a boat in a reckless or careless manner and boat operators can be penalized or even sued for negligence if their recklessness causes injuries to another person.

        Buffalo Boat Accident Lawyers Handling Serious Injuries

        If a boat operator is operating their boat at high speeds in a restricted area and causes a collision with another boat that results in injuries, the injured party may be entitled to a monetary award.

        And civil and criminal liability can also enter the picture in a boating accident if the other boat operator is intoxicated.

        And although not as common as reckless or criminal behavior, boat accidents can occur because of product defects or improper maintenance done on boats you can rent.

        Helping You Recover Compensation

        Our Buffalo boat accident lawyers have been helping Buffalo and WNY residents navigate their boat accident claims for decades.

        Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in a boating accident? Our Buffalo boat accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed to determine what legal action should be taken to protect your interests – now and well into the future. 

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        “Friedman & Ranzenhofer provided prompt, courteous and professional assistance regarding a current legal issue. We have used the services of this firm repeatedly because of their consistent high quality service levels.”
        – Ed Berowski

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