Until you or a loved one has sustained personal injuries due to the fault of another, you may not understand the necessity of retaining an experienced accident and injury attorney. Suffering personal injuries can be downright ruinous on any number of levels. From a physical and emotional health standpoint, your injuries can be debilitating and permanent. Financially, they can be outright crippling, as huge medical bills tend to accumulate at a time when you are physically unable to work and earn your accustomed living. To top it all off, you have to contend with greedy insurance companies that go to great lengths to deny you the fair and just compensation that your injuries deserve.
We are a law firm of full-time Buffalo personal injury lawyers who devote our practice to helping those who have suffered personal injuries. We tirelessly work to protect the rights of injured parties to assure that they don’t get duped by greedy insurance companies. We make sure you get the maximum possible compensation for all of your injuries. We have an excellent reputation for procuring top dollar settlements for our clients and for being bulldogs in the courtroom should your case go to trial.
We regularly represent people injured in car, truck, motorcycle, and bus accidents, along with construction site and work-related accidents. We also handle premises liability cases, such as slip and falls, and product liability cases too. We aggressively tackle medical malpractice claims where people suffer injuries as a result of medical error or negligence. Lastly, we are well-versed in wrongful death cases, nursing home abuse cases, as well as any other cases where personal injuries are incurred due to the fault of another.
What We Do for You
We completely take the confusion and worry out of the settlement process so that you can focus on healing from your injuries and you don’t have to stress about any aspect of obtaining compensation for your damages and losses. Once you hire us to handle your personal injury claim, we begin work on your case immediately.
Notice of our representation goes out to the at-fault parties and their insurance companies right away, which prevents them from making any further direct communications to you outside the presence of counsel. This is of particular importance because it is common practice for insurance carriers to set early traps for unrepresented injured parties. They frequently make premature and excruciatingly low settlement offers at early stages of the case in an effort to induce the injured party to close their case out for a fraction of the compensation they deserve. Additionally if left unchecked, the insurance companies attempt to take recorded statements of the unrepresented party, by informing them that it is something they “must do” in order to get their claim accepted or covered. All the while they secretly use this as an opportunity to manipulate the injured party by soliciting harmful information from them that could significantly impact and undercut the injured party’s ability to prevail on their claim down the road. Once our notices of representation go out, the insurance carriers are immediately precluded from employing these and many other underhanded and deceptive tactics.
Additionally once we come onboard, we begin investigating your case immediately, gathering all of the necessary physical evidence and witness interviews to ensure that you have the best possible opportunity to receive maximum compensation for your injuries. All too often vital physical evidence is lost or disappears as a result of delay. By getting an early jump on your case, we make sure that all favorable evidence such as photographs, video recordings, and witness testimony is preserved. This puts you in the best possible position to prevail on your claim.
Finally, when you retain us, we begin to immediately monitor your medical treatment status, requesting all necessary medical records and medical billing statements, and we begin a medical chronology and itemization of all of your medical expenses, which allows us to commence settlement discussions with the insurance carrier as soon as your medical treatment is completed. Simultaneously, we educate our clients on the types of damages, losses, and expenses that are recoverable from the insurance carrier to ensure your settlement or trial award takes into account absolutely all of your injuries and losses.
Dedicated Injury Attorneys Who Fight For Your Maximum Recovery
The Buffalo personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Ranzenhofer are dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have suffered severe injuries resulting from negligent, wrongful intent or intentional conduct. Our Lawyers have been guided by fundamental principles which allow us to recover maximum financial compensation for our clients.
Personal injury cases arise in many different situations such as car accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip and fall accidents, and dog bites. If you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another person, you are entitled to compensation from the negligent person or business.
The Buffalo personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help you achieve a successful result in your personal injury case including those involving:
Facts About New York’s Injury Laws
New York law establishes certain filing deadlines, called statutes of limitations that govern how much time an injured party has to initiate their claim for personal injuries. For the majority of personal injury claims such as motor vehicle accidents, premises liability actions, and product liability actions an injured party typically has three years from the date of their injury to file their case in court. In matters involving medical malpractice that time period is typically two years and six months. In cases of injuries where the at-fault party is a governmental entity such as a town, county, or the State of New York, a party may have has little as 90 days to file a notice of claim. Knowing how long you have to initiate your lawsuit or claim is of the utmost importance because the penalty for missing your statute of limitations is the complete dismissal of your case, meaning you can no longer receive compensation for your injuries.
New York is a “pure comparative fault” state, which means that even if you are deemed to be partially at-fault for your accident and injuries, you may still collect a recovery from the other at-fault parties. However, under New York’s comparative fault law your recovery is reduced in accordance with your percentage of fault. For example, assume you had an accident and the at-fault party is deemed to be 80% at fault, while you are deemed to be only 20% at fault. If you received a $100,000 jury award, it would be reduced by 20%, representing your percentage of fault, and you would be entitled to collect $80,000 of the award.
Retain One of Our Experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers
There is a lot on the line when you or a loved one suffer personal injuries due to the fault of another. Both your physical health and your financial well-being are at stake. All the while, the big insurance companies lurk, pulling out all of the punches and stops to keep you from getting the financial compensation you deserve.
Friedman & Ranzenhofer are knowledgeable Buffalo personal injury lawyers with decades of experience and an impressive track record of leveling the playing field for injured parties through ruthless and aggressive representation. When you meet with us, you will find a dedicated office of attorneys and staff that not only truly care about your well-being, but who are willing to fight for you every step of the way as well. Best of all, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid when we win your case. There are absolutely no costs or out-of-pocket expenses to you. Call for a free consultation so that we can get started working for you right away.