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The Brisbane Building
403 Main Street, Suite 715
BUFFALO, NY 14203

$2,450,000 Settlement

January 31st, 2014

Our 42 year old client was injured as she headed to her child’s school one winter morning and her stopped auto was rear-ended by a delivery truck. With severe neck and back injuries that required surgery but left her unable to return to the factory job she’d held for eleven years, our client suffered significant physical and monetary damages. After winning summary judgment before trial, the case settled for $2,450,000, securing our client’s financial future.

Plaintiff accepts settlement of $475,000

January 5th, 2012

While motorcycling, our 35 year old client was broadsided by a Sheriff’s patrol car, suffering orthopedic injuries requiring multiple surgeries. While the Sheriff claimed that the cause of the accident was the need to respond to an emergency thus absolving the deputy from any fault, we proved this claim to be incorrect and a settlement of $475,000 was thereafter achieved.

What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice

December 28th, 2011

Although it’s their duty to care for and protect patients, sometimes physicians do not live up to their expectations. This can result in injuries that otherwise could’ve been prevented. Recovery is important for both your physical and mental well-being. However, there is more to a malpractice case than the patient getting hurt. You may have to prove two key factors to determine whether or not you have a case:

  1. A doctor or another medical professional made a mistake
  2. You were harmed by that mistake

Medical malpractice cases can be long and draining for both you and your wallet, however it is important to not let the potential stress and costs deter you from taking action. Contact us to see if you have a strong case.

What To Do After An Accident

December 21st, 2011

Accidents are unexpected and can be both overwhelming and stressful. It is important to not only remain calm after an accident, but also take the necessary steps to ensure safety and peace of mind. Below are ten suggestions that may come in handy the next time you’re in an accident:

  1. Check for injuries of all passengers and call 9-1-1 if need be
  2. If an auto accident, turn on hazard lights to alert other drivers
  3. Call the police, even if accident is minor, and insist on an accident report
  4. Be cooperative and polite
  5. If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road or a well-lit parking lot so you’re not blocking traffic
  6. Notify insurance agency immediately
  7. Check, record description of damages and take pictures of all vehicles involved
  8. Exchange information with other drivers involved including name, address, vehicle make/year/model, insurance carrier, insurance policy number and license plate number
  9. Collect contact information of witnesses and tow company if your vehicle has been towed

Please note that these are suggestions to help you take the right course of action after you’ve been involved in an accident. Remember above all to never leave the scene of an accident and remain calm, help is on the way.

Contact us for more information or keep a copy of our accident checklist so you’re prepared.

The Insurance Company Call

December 16th, 2011

After an accident, insurance companies may call you to ask you questions regarding the severity of the accident and your injuries. This call is often made before you’ve had the opportunity to speak with an attorney. An attorney is hired to guide and educate you about your rights and the “dos and don’ts” of the case.

It is important that you do not give these companies any information regarding you or the accident without an attorney present, as it is their responsibility to inform and protect you. Although you do have an obligation to report an accident as soon as it happens, you are not required to give information, regardless of what they may tell you.

Plaintiff awarded $488,000

December 7th, 2011

When a young driver turned in front of our client’s van, he caused serious neck and back injuries, which may require future spinal surgery. The accident also permanently prevents our client from returning to work. A jury awarded total damages of $488,000 for loss of wages and pain and suffering.