Personal Injury Lawyer Buffalo New York
Stephen K. Underwood is a New York Personal Injury attorney serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls, West Seneca, Amherst, Depew, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Angola, Lackawanna, Alden, East Aurora, Boston, Brant, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Grand Island, Hamburg, Holland, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Sardina, Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Blasdell, Kenmore, and Williamsville.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed because of a construction accident, auto accident, motorcycle accident, boating accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, or any other accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
As you may already know, construction workers injured on the job in New York State enjoy special protection. The Labor Law of New York places a high degree of responsibility for work site safety on the owner of the construction site and the contractors doing the work.
The Labor Law ensures that workers will be compensated for injuries sustained from accidents involving a fall from an elevated height. Many of these falls are caused by poorly equipped job sites, equipment failure, or a failure to follow state and federal regulations.
If you have been injured on a work site you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your injuries under labor law and worker’s compensation benefits.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Although an injury from an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, boating accident, or pedestrian accident may not seem serious at first, the injury may get worse if left untreated. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident you need to obtain prompt medical attention and an attorney to explore weather the other driver was negligent.
You need to seek the help of an attorney to secure your rights and to secure benefits under New York's "No-Fault" insurance law. No-Fault entitles you to compensation for the economic losses of a car accident, regardless of fault. No-Fault benefits pay for hospitalization, medical expenses, and lost wages up to fifty-thousand dollars ($50,000). In order to obtain no fault benefits, you must give notice to the insurance company within 30 days of the accident.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and Fall accidents are accidents that occur when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous condition on the premises of a property owner.
When a slip and fall injury occurs because of a dangerous condition on the property of another the property owner or business may be legally responsible. Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe and are responsible for injuries that occur because of known dangerous conditions on their property.
Wrongful death is a cause of action brought by family members against a negligent party for causing the death of a loved one. The purpose of a wrongful death case is to compensate the survivors for their loss. Compensation includes sorrow and mental anguish, loss of income, loss of protection, care, and assistance, and the expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the loved one that died.
How much does a personal injury or wrongful death case cost?
Attorney Fee: The fee is one-third of the toal recovery (contingency fee).
Costs: The expenses of the action depend on the circumstances and the lawyer is usually reimbursed from the proceeds of the action.
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Stephen K. Underwood, Attorney at Law
1395 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224Phone: 716-656-7676 URL of Map