There were over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents in New York State in 2011 according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Over 1/3 of those accidents involved injuries to the driver or passenger.

If there is negligence on behalf of the other driver or if you’re a passenger, the driver of the vehicle you occupy or the other driver, you may be entitled to damages for injuries sustained in the motor vehicle accident.

Negligence can be due to intentional or reckless conduct by a driver in the operation of the motor vehicle. Other examples can include driver inattention, imprudent speed, failure to stop or yield at a traffic device, imprudent operation of the motor vehicle based on weather conditions, poorly maintained roads, improper design, construction, maintenance or lighting up of the roadway, faulty mechanic repairs and malfunctioning traffic devices, operation of a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving too fast, too slow or erratically or failing to stay in the proper lane.

Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a recovery for your severe injuries and the future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering that you experienced.

At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in litigating auto accident cases on behalf of injured drivers and passengers. We will assist you in filing your no-fault application for medical treatment and pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling motor vehicle accidents for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.


If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, call Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, Attorneys at Law, at 716- 285-9555.

There is no fee for the consultation. If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis meaning if you do not receive payment for your injuries, you do not owe us any fee.

Please keep in mind that there are specific time limitations to file a no-fault application for medical benefits and a lawsuit for your personal injuries.