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      Experienced Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers Serving New York



      Buffalo Slip and Fall Attorneys

      Experienced Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers Serving New York

      Have you been seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident in Buffalo? We’re so sorry that you’ve had to deal with this type of pain and suffering. Our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers want to help you get the justice that you deserve after being wronged by a negligent or careless party. Most cases of slip and fall include serious and sometimes permanent damages to the victim. If you are suffering after you slip and fall on someone else’s property please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.




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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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        Have you been seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident in Buffalo? We’re so sorry that you’ve had to deal with this type of pain and suffering. Our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers want to help you get the justice that you deserve after being wronged by a negligent or careless party. Most cases of slip and fall include serious and sometimes permanent damages to the victim. If you are suffering after you slip and fall on someone else’s property please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

        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.
        • $300,000 Settlement – A 52-year-old suffered a broken angle when they slipped and fell on ice in a chiropractor’s parking lot.
        • $275,000 Settlement – A 55-year-old suffered an ankle injury when a car collided with a farm vehicle with no lights or reflectors.
        • $250,000 Settlement – A 65-year-old female suffered a wrist injury when a grate covering a second story window fell and struck her in the head and knocker her to the ground.
        • $217,500 Settlement – A 59-year-old Tim Horton’s employee suffered a broken knee cap when they tripped and fell over a “glob” of ashpalt left by a paving contractor.
        • $195,000 Settlement – A 60-year-old suffered a necck injury from a two car collision.
        • In a defective products case, a 58-year-old East Aurora aerospace worker won $185,000 from Great American Insurance Company, which insured a company which designed and manufactured loading ramps. As he wasdriving his tractor up the loading ramps into his pickup truck, the cable securing the ramps broke and he fell from the ramp and injured his lower back (January 2005).
        • $175,000 Settlement – A 75-year-old suffered a fractured right elbow when they tripped and fell on a low-profile planter at a mall.
        • A 53-year-old heavy equipment operator from Akron won a $165,000 settlement from Harleysville Insurance Company for a fractured ankle and torn ankle tendon that he sustained in a two car intersection accident in Clarence (February 2005).
        • $125,000 Settlement – A 76-year-old suffered an ankle injury when they tripped and fell on a broken concrete sidwalk.
        • $100,000 Settlement – A 56-year-old developmentlly disabled man suffered a fractured jaw and pelvis when he was struck by a motor vehicle while legally walking in the street.
        • $100,000 Settlement – A 67-year-old suffered a neck and back injury in a car accident.
        • Defective Automobile – A woman injures her knee on the lift gate 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 rough housing 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.
        • The family of a 57-year-old member of the Buffalo Fire Department received $100,000 from the City of Buffalo and Nationwide Insurance Company when he aggravated a lower back injury during an automobile accident (April 2004)
        • $90,000 Settlement – A 75-year-old passenger in a truck suffered a wrist injury when they were struck from behind.
        • $90,000 Settlement – A 5-year-old suffered scarring on their right arm when they were attacked by a dog with propensity for violence.
        • A 47-year-old Genesee County woman won $90,000 from Healthcare Underwriters Mutual for injuries she sustained when a venetian blind fell on her head while working at United Memorial Hospital (April 2004)
        • $85,000 Settlement –  A 45-year-old suffered a knee injury when they were rear-ended in a car collision which pushed their knee into a dashboard.
        • $75,000 Settlement – A 47-year-old suffered a neck and shoulder injury when a car crossesd the center line and struck another car.
        • $75,000 Settlement – A 58-year-old suffered a back and neck injury in a car accident.
        • A 14-year-old Lockport girl received $58,000 from Tops Supermarkets when her hand was sucked under the conveyor belt at the checkout counter. She sustained burns and scarring to the top of her hand (March 2005).
        • $55,000 Settlement – A 29-year-old suffered a hip injury when they slipped and fell at a store with a wet and slippery entrance.
        • $50,000 Settlement –  A 52-year-old suffered broken hip when they tripped over a “gap” in the front door threshold which the landlord failed to repair after numerous requests.
        • $50,000 Settlement – A 55-year-old suffered a broken knee when they slopped and fell on a slippery store floor.
        • A 32-year-old Genesee County factory worker accepted $50,000 from Allstate Insurance Company for back injuries he sustained in a two-car motor vehicle accident when the other driver turned in front of him.
        • $45,000 Settlement – A 63-year-old suffered an injured hand when they were struck by a vehicle when lawfully crossing the street.
        • $45,000 Settlement – A 54-year-old suffered multiple disc herniations when an SUV struck their rented vehicle that ran a red light while being chased by Buffalo police.
        • $40,000 Settlement – A 51-year-old suffered a neck and back injury in a rear-end motor vehicle collision.
        • $40,000 Settlement – A 76-year-old suffered a broken hip when they fell on a slick Metro Rail platform.
        • A 52-year-old school administrator was awarded $200,000 against State Farm Insurance Company by a three-member arbitration panel for serious leg and elbow injuries he sustained. He was crossing Oak Street in Buffalo, as a pedestrian, when he was struck by a car driven by an 80-year-old Depew man. After the split panel (2 to 1) awarded $200,000, they found the school administrator 80 percent responsible for the accident, which reduced the award to $40,000 (May, 2005).
        • A 58-year-old Orleans County woman won $40,000 after she slipped on ice and broke her leg in a local supermarket parking lot (March 2004)
        • $30,500 Settlement – A 68-year-old suffered a broken ankle when their foot slipped into a hole in a front yard while taking their grandchildren trick or treating.
        • A 48-year-old factory worker received $29,500 from New York Central Mutual Insurance Company for knee injuries she sustained in a two-car accident on High Street in Buffalo, New York. The settlement was reached during jury selection in Supreme Court (June, 2005).
        • A 29-year-old Genesee County nursery school teacher received $25,000 from State Farm Insurance Company for aknee injury she sustained in a two-car accident (April, 2005).
        • $27,000 Settlement – An 8-year-old pedestrian suffered scar on their back when attacked by a dog.
        • A 48-year-old Alden homemaker accepted $25,000 from a local hospital for a broken ankle she sustained when she stepped on broken concrete which was covered with snow (March 2005).
        • A 33-year-old Batavia woman accepts $25,000 from Utica National Insurance Company when she tripped over a broken concrete curb at her daughter’s school and broke her wrist (January 2004).
        • A Genesee County jury returned a $25,000 verdict against State Farm Insurance Company in favor of a 23-year-old nursing assistant from Bergen who injured her back in a two car accident on the New York State Thruway. State Farm, prior to trial, had offered only $3,000 to settle the case (February 2005).
        • A 75-year-old Lancaster woman accepts $20,000 from Federated Insurance Company for a knee injury she sustained when she tripped over torn up flooring at a local supermarket (March 2004).
        • A 50-year-old West Seneca man received $18,000 from the City of Buffalo for a finger injury sustained when his finger became lodged between a loose bleacher plank and a metal post (February 2004).
        • A 63-year-old West Seneca volleyball official obtained $12,000 from Network Adjusters when he injured his knee when a volleyball stand, upon which he was officiating, collapsed (December 2003).
        • An 11-year-old Buffalo boy accepted $15,000 from Travelers Insurance Company when bitten on the arm by a neighbor’s dog (February 2004).
        • In a premises liability case against Flying J Travel Plaza in Pembroke, New York, a 50-year-old North Carolina truck driver won $199,139.67 from the truck stop. As she was walking toward the truck stop restaurant, the sidewalk was blocked by a snow bank, forcing her to proceed along an icy and snow covered foot path, which lead her to an icy grate where she fell and fractured her knee. Her award was reduced by 40 percent after the court balanced the relative culpability of the parties (April, 2005).
        • One Beacon Insurance Company was ordered to pay $25,500 to a 56-year-old Amherst woman for neck and back injuries she sustained in a two-car collision on Main Street in Williamsville.
        • A 66-year-old Cheektowaga man received $18,000 from Nationwide Insurance Company for a rib injury that he sustained in a two-car accident in Canada (April, 2005).
        • An 84-year-old West Seneca woman accepted $15,000 from New York Central Mutual Insurance Company after she injured her wrist when she was T-boned by another motorist on Sheridan Drive in Amherst.
        • A 19-year-old Buffalo pedestrian won $10,000 from Erie Insurance Company when she sustained cuts and bruises to her knees and hands after she was struck by a car.
        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.

        Valuing Your Claim

        When someone slips and falls, oftentimes the person who fell is injured. Injuries such as broken bones are just as common as torn knee ligaments. And sometimes if an elderly person has fallen, they very often suffer a broken or fractured hip. But the worst injury of all is a head injury – which can cause permanent damage.

        If you are a victim of an injury of any kind, on someone else’s property, then our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers can help.

        When we go about bringing you just us we are looking to receive money damages for all the ways that the slip and fall has affected your life. There are two main factors of damages in which we look at to bring you the justice that you deserve. These damages are non-economic and economic damages.

        Economic damages are things like lost wages from missing time at work for you to be able to take the time needed to recover as well as hospital bills, surgery bills, medication costs etc. Any property damage that you have from the slip and fall such as a broken phone can be included in your economic damages if you need that phone for work for example. It is our job to figure out all of the ways in which you’ve lost money or have had to spend money in relation to your slip and fall accident.

        Noneconomic damages include all of the ways your life has changed negatively since you were involved in the slip and fall. If you had a broken elbow after a slip and fall at a grocery store and you could no longer pick up your grandkid we consider that a significant non-economic damage. Any loss of quality of life regarding your slip and fall is going to be considered a non-economic damage in which we will aggressively seek compensation for. You can also include your past and future pain and suffering as well as mental anguish and more.

        If you want to learn more about how our buffalo slip and fall lawyers value slip and fall case is please set up a free initial consultation with us right away. We do however need to know what your maximum medical recovery is going to be. That’s why getting immediate medical care is so important. As soon as you see a doctor you are going to be able to understand your recovery much better which will help us understand how long you will be suffering and how much money this is going to cost you to get to maximum medical recovery. Sometimes peoples medical recovery won’t take them to the Health that they were before the accident and that is going to be important information for us when we value your claim.

        Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Claim

        There are several factors our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers will review in order to determine if someone was negligent in causing your fall. We need to hear your story as soon as possible to quickly determine if:

        • The poor condition of the property that caused your injuries was not made clear to you;
        • The condition of the property was obviously dangerous;
        • The owner was aware, or should have been aware, of any dangerous condition;
        • The owner had a reasonable time to fix or warn people of the condition.

        Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property in a way that prevents visitors from being injured. If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone’s negligence in maintaining their premises, then that person or business is responsible for providing compensation for your injuries.

        Beware that when we go after the liable party they are going to be represented by their insurance company. This insurance company has a goal of saving themselves money because they are a business after all. They have a few tactics to try to use to undermine the value of your claim.

        The first thing they are going to try to do is pin enough blame on you for the accident so that you are deemed 50% or more at fault for the accident. Illinois law states that if you bear 50% or more fault for your accident you will no longer be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. In a case like slip and fall it is uncommon for someone to be completely or mostly at fault for their slip and fall unless they were acting foolishly. Most of our clients come to us because the property owner did not handle a hazard the way they should have. Our buffalo slip and followers know about The insurance companies tactics to pin blame on you and we urge any potential clients never to give a recorded statement to the insurance company about the slip and fall.

        If you are asked to give a recorded statement to the insurance company about the slip and fall do not give them a recorded statement because they have a way of backing you into corners to get you to say something to ruin your own claim. They will try to get you to answer in a way that makes it seem like you were at fault for your accident. The best way to avoid them causing this harm is to allow your lawyers to handle communication with them.

        Reasons to File a Claim

         We understand that you might have some misconceptions about litigating a slip and fall case. You might feel like you can’t afford a lawyer right now especially with all of the expenses involved with your injuries. However when you hire a lawyer you don’t have to give them a penny unless they win your claim. We work on a contingency fee meaning we don’t get paid unless you win your claim. Even so it won’t be an out-of-pocket expense. Our payment comes from a quarter of your compensation award. You never have to give an attorney who is working on your slip and fall case an upfront fee. Our Buffalo slip and fall lawyers will never ask for that.

         You might also be unsure about filing a claim because you know the person Whose property you got hurt on and you were worried about suing them. Please know that you aren’t going to be costing them the money to cover your compensation award. Their insurance company is responsible for covering those damages. That’s why insurance companies exist; to take care of accidents such as these. It’s our job to hold these insurance companies accountable.

        You may also be concerned about bringing a slip and fall claim if you are thinking that this is going to be something that causes you a lot of stress. Our buffalo slip and fall lawyers strive to make this process smooth and simple for you. We handle everything for you so that you can focus on your recovery. Will you make sure that you are up-to-date about the process but it is not up to you to worry about how everything is going to work. We manage your case for you so you don’t have to worry about anything other than your well-being.

        We are passionate about bringing justice to our community and we hope that you reach out to us as soon as possible to get your free first consultation. We can answer all the questions that have been keeping you up at night. We prioritize our clients’ cases as if they were our families. You deserve to have justice and we know how to provide that for you so don’t wait to call us today.

        Call Our Buffalo Slip and Fall Lawyers Today

        If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury from a slip and fall, contact our experienced Buffalo Slip and Fall Lawyers for dedicated representation. Let our experience work for you.

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