Niagara Falls Personal Injury Attorney
Niagara County Personal Injury Attorney
Representing injured victims involved Personal Injury Accidents in Niagara Falls, Buffalo,
Lockport, the Tonawandas, Surrounding Areas and Niagara & Erie County.
PERSONAL INJURY OVERVIEW
Viola Cummings Lindsay provides the personal attention you would expect from a small law office, as well as the experience and resources of a large law firm. No matter the situation your personal injury attorneys from Viola Cummings & Lindsay take time to guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and build a relationship based on mutual respect and trust.
The law provides for monetary compensation if someone causes personal injury to you for a non- work related incident or a work related accident caused by the negligence of a third party.
Types of Accidents
Most people are aware of the possibility of pursuing a legal action against a negligent party as a result of a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of motor vehicle accident. You may have a claim as well if you are injured at a construction site or at the work place or in the furtherance of your job but injured by the negligent actions of a third party. There are other types of accidents as well that you may not be aware of that may be brought on behalf of an injured party due to the negligence of another party.
People love to get outside to play. Unfortunately, just like driving a car, outdoor activities carry a certain amount of risk. That said, it may be another persons’ negligence while you are running/jogging, walking, biking, boating, four-wheeling, swimming, snowmobiling or skiing that causes an injury. If that happens, you need an accident injury attorney to help you recover fair compensation. You may be entitled to money damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Slip & Fall
Property owners are required by law to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. If a dangerous condition causes an accident, the owner may be held responsible for injuries that are caused by the failure of the land owner to maintain their property in a proper fashion. These types of cases are typically called Premises Liability cases.
Premises Liability Cases:
■Holes or cracks in sidewalks or floors
■Slippery floors in restaurants, grocery or retail stores
■Icy parking lots, sidewalks and driveways
■Dog Bites – Dog or animal bites are a variation of premises liability and may also result in a claim if the animal owner knows that their pet has bitten someone in the past, or has displayed “vicious” tendencies.
Other Types of Cases
Nursing Home or Elderly Abuse cases
WHAT CAN YOU RECOVER?
SPECIAL AND GENERAL DAMAGES
Legal compensation for personal injuries is comprised of “special” damages and “general” damages. Special damages include repayment of medical bills and lost wages, which can be easily calculated based on the total amount of bills, proof of time away from the job and the amount wages you were earning.
General damages include past and future pain and suffering, past and future physical injuries, permanent disability, functional losses and scars. Pain and suffering encompasses physical pain, as well as mental suffering and emotional anguish. It relates to how your physical injuries restrict your day-to-day activities and hobbies.
COMPENSATORY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES
A monetary recovery for personal injuries is known as “compensatory” damages. It is meant to compensate an injured person for his or her losses. In cases where a defendant’s behavior is particularly egregious, a plaintiff can recover what’s known as “punitive” damages, although they are rarely awarded. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate for losses, but are instead meant to punish a defendant and deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
DO I NEED AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY?
Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a success of a recovery for your injuries and maximizing the recovery.
If you or loved one has suffered injuries in an accident, it’s important to consult with an attorney specializing in personal injury. The attorneys at Viola, Cummings, Lindsay, LLP have substantial experience in cases involving all types of damages.
At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in litigating personal injury cases. We will 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 personal injury cases for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.
Call today to learn more about the different types of injuries and areas that we are able to help in. With unique experience and an unwavering dedication to client success, you can be confident knowing that we will stop at nothing in our efforts to help. Contact New York personal injury attorneys at Viola Cummings & Lindsay to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve!
FREE CASE EVALUATION WITH A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
If you or someone you know has been injured, please call
Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, Attorneys at Law at 285.9555.
If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis.
(If you do not receive payment for your injuries, you do not owe us any fee)