Experienced Lawyers Advocating For Personal Injury Victims
As you know, accidents can happen to anyone at any time. The aftermath can be devastating when one of those accidents results in an injury. Injuries are physically trying, but your financial and emotional wellness are also at stake.
If you were seriously injured due to the negligence of another person or business in the Buffalo area, our attorneys at Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP, are ready to help you fight for the compensation and justice you are entitled to. We want to ease the burden of this difficult time.
We Offer Complete Personal Injury Services
Property owners, manufacturing companies, individuals and businesses should be held accountable when their careless or intentional actions result in injuries. Insurance policies, laws and procedures are implemented to both keep people safe and aid injury victims.
Our lawyers represent:
- Individuals hurt in accidents: Whether your injuries are serious or minor, we will help you seek compensation to cover your medical bills, treatment and more.
- Surviving family members: If you lost a loved one due to an accident, we will help you file a wrongful death claim.
- First responders: Emergency responders have a difficult and often risky job. We will help you seek restitution for your injuries.
Answers To Commonly Asked Personal Injury Questions
Below, we’ve answered some questions we are most frequently asked by prospective clients.
What should I do immediately after being injured on someone else’s dangerous property?
Unfortunately, it is common for people to be injured due to dangerous conditions in retail stores, restaurants, parking lots and even other people’s homes. If you suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall or other serious accident, the property owner may be liable under certain circumstances.
After the accident, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. While waiting for an ambulance or other assistance, you may be able to gather useful evidence for later. If possible, you should take pictures of the area where the accident occurred and ask for contact information from witnesses. You also need to report the injury to the property owner or manager, if they didn’t personally witness it. Then, after seeking medical care, contact our firm to discuss your rights and legal options.
Can I seek compensation if I was injured by a product that is already known to be dangerous?
Yes, depending on the specifics of the accident and how/why it occurred. Some products are inherently dangerous even when used correctly. To some extent, you assume these obvious risks as the person who purchased the product. However, manufacturers and retailers are still responsible for ensuring the product does not malfunction under normal use, and they must include adequate warnings and instructions.
If you were using a chemical paint stripper, for instance, you likely already knew that the product shouldn’t be ingested or make contact with your eyes. But let’s say you were injured after using the product indoors in a nonventilated area because the manufacturer never included a warning against it. Under such circumstances, the manufacturer could potentially be liable.
I am a railroad worker who was injured on the job. Can I seek workers’ compensation?
Most workers in New York are eligible for workers’ compensation when injured on the job. However, railroad workers are not. Instead, they can seek compensation under a law called the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA.
The disadvantage to pursuing a FELA claim is that you need to prove that your injuries were due, at least in part, to the negligence of your employer. Proving fault is not necessary in a workers’ comp claim.
However, one of the main advantages to FELA claims is the potential for much greater compensation than you could achieve in a workers’ comp claim. Workers’ comp doesn’t include benefits for things like pain and suffering, but such damages are available in FELA claims. Our attorneys have considerable experience in this area of law and would be happy to discuss your options with you.
How much is my case worth?
We cannot accurately answer that question without studying the facts of your case. Each personal injury case is unique, and the financial value of a claim depends on numerous factors like the extent of your physical injuries, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and more.
During your first meeting, which is free, we can discuss your case and give you an estimate for potential compensation.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
Our attorneys have been successful in recovering damages for injury victims in the Buffalo, New York, area for more than 70 years. With proven results, we are ready to investigate your case, answer your questions and pursue the most favorable outcome on your behalf. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Buffalo-based office. If your injury prevents you from travel, we can meet you at a location of your convenience. Call 716-800-3442 to enlist an advocate now.