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A Professional Personal Injury Attorney For Serious Injuries In New York State

At Steve Foley Law Firm, we represent people throughout the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, New York, who have sustained an injury because of another’s negligence or wrongdoing.

No matter what type of injury has affected your life, we are here to listen to your story and help you pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

Understanding Personal Injury Law In New York

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Personal injury law is designed to protect individuals who have been harmed due to the negligence or intentional actions of others.

Personal injury cases can include a wide range of accidents. In order to have a successful personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that the other party was at fault for your injuries.

To prove fault, you must show that the other party had a duty to exercise reasonable care, that they breached that duty, and that their breach caused your injuries. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, you would need to show that the other driver was negligent in some way, such as by running a red light or driving under the influence of alcohol.

It is important to note that personal injury cases can be complex and require a thorough understanding of the law. This is why it is crucial to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. A skilled attorney can help you navigate the legal system, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

In addition to proving fault, you must also be able to prove your damages. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Your attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim and calculate the full extent of your damages.

Overall, personal injury law is designed to protect individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or intentional actions of others. If you have been injured, it is important to seek legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Fighting For The Injured For 30 Years

When looking for a Buffalo personal injury lawyer, it is important to find someone who has experience handling cases similar to yours. Look for an attorney who specializes in personal injury law and has a track record of success in cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other types of accidents. You want someone who will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Steve Foley is a trial-tested Buffalo personal injury lawyer with three decades of experience and a track record of results that includes six- and seven-figure recoveries for clients. He handles a wide of cases, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: This includes car crashes, pedestrians hit by cars, collisions with trucks and commercial vehicles, and accidents involving public transit buses and trains.

  • Motorcycle accidents: We are attuned to the grave injuries and unique legal issues faced by injured motorcyclists and passengers.

  • Premises liability claims: Our firm holds property owners accountable for injuries from unsafe conditions, such as slip and falls, assaults, fires, elevator failure or dog bites.

  • Construction accidents and work injuries: We assert your rights under workers’ compensation and pursue any third-party lawsuits. New York construction workers have special rights under Section 240, also known as “scaffolding law.”

  • Railroad injuries: We represent injured railroad employees in federal FELA claims and civilians injured by train collisions, derailments or toxic spills.

  • Dangerous products: Manufacturers can be held accountable for defects or hidden dangers of their products that result in injury. The greater the injuries, the more important it is to have a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer advocating for your full compensation. In many cases, Steve Foley’s intervention leads to a timely and favorable out-of-court settlement. But he is always prepared to pursue a lawsuit when the negligent party and their insurer will not engage in good faith negotiations.

If you’ve been injured and want the best possible chances at getting the maximum compensation you deserve, you want a lawyer who will be compassionate and understanding of your situation. Dealing with an injury can be stressful and overwhelming, and you want someone who will be there to support you every step of the way. Look for an attorney who will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions, and who will keep you informed about the progress of your case.

With the right lawyer on your side, you can focus on your recovery while your legal team works to get you the compensation you need to move forward.

When Is It Necessary To Bring A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Minor injuries may be resolved through early negotiations with an insurance company. But more serious injuries may require filing a formal lawsuit against the negligent party.

  • Serious or permanent injuries: In a car accident, the victim’s medical bills and lost wages are covered by their own no-fault insurance policy. But damages for pain and suffering are recovered from the negligent parties insurance carrier.

  • Legal complications: A personal injury lawsuit may be necessary when liability is disputed, when two or more parties contributed to the accident, or when the victim is partly at fault. An attorney who is well-versed in New York’s comparative negligence laws can identify all parties who may share liability.

Catastrophic Injuries Require a Personal Injury Attorney You Can Count On.

Some injuries require surgery and months of rehabilitation. Some injuries never heal, leaving the person with permanent disabilities, chronic pain and other health complications. We have experience advocating for victims and families who are dealing with the aftermath of catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Spinal injuries: Broken vertebrae or spinal cord trauma can leave the person paralyzed or unable to function because of chronic pain. Life goes on, but the person may be dependent on others and unable to make a living or unable to enjoy his or her favorite activities.

  • Fractured bones: All too frequently, victims of negligence sustain fractured bones in their hands, arms, legs, or feet. Some of these fractures may require surgery. Almost all require follow up care and many fractures result in some loss of function, and at times, post-traumatic arthritis.

  • Shoulder and knee injuries: The forces generated by traumatic events often result in injuries to the ligaments, tendons, and soft tissue that support joints like the shoulder and knee. Careful medical evaluation and experienced legal representation often result in significant monetary damages for shoulder and knee injuries. We have experience with other major injury cases, including eye injuries, severe burns, organ loss, traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs and scarring. Steve Foley Law Firm works closely with clients to document the impact on daily life and the long-term effects. Through lawsuits, we pursue comprehensive compensation that covers future medical care, loss of future earnings, permanent disability or disfigurement, and our clients’ pain and suffering.

Five Ways Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help Your Case

Hiring a law firm is a hassle when you are dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury in the family. You may be tempted to wait. You may question whether you even need legal counsel.

It is important to retain a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. And it’s important to hire the right lawyer for the job. Prompt action and investigation are critical to holding the negligent party accountable. You need an experienced attorney who will follow through to make sure you are properly compensated.

The Steve Foley Law Firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area. We protect your rights in the State of New York and advocate for you in five key ways:

  1. We explain where you stand

    Many people do not know their rights or what to do in the aftermath of an injury. Steve Foley takes the time to educate you about your rights and your legal remedies, and what you should do (or not do) to help your case.

  2. We understand your injury

    After three decades in practice, we understand traumatic injuries. We have a network of excellent health care professionals that we can recommend, who will give you the treatment and care you need and deserve.

  3. We know how to build a case

    The average person is not familiar with the elements that must be proven in a personal injury case. We know how to present the evidence in the right way to convince the insurance company or a jury of the other party’s negligence and their obligation to make amends.

  4. We maximize your compensation

    You may not realize what your case is worth or have the leverage to get a full and fair recovery. Our involvement consistently results in higher damages than clients would get on their own. Rather than taking the insurance company’s first offer, we make sure your settlement reflects your actual losses and suffering.

  5. We take cases to trial

    Although most cases settle out of court, you need an attorney who is prepared to go the distance. The insurance companies and defense firms are familiar with our many jury awards at trial, including seven-figure recoveries. That reputation often translates to better settlement offers in pretrial negotiations.

Justice In The Wake Of Fatal Accidents

Losing a loved one is devastating in any circumstances and especially when the accident was caused by negligence that could have been avoided. No sum of money can compensate families for this loss, but a successful wrongful death claim can provide a sense of justice served and the compensation necessary for families to make a fresh start. We provide compassionate, hands-on support to families in the wake of a preventable death, pursuing compensation for the full extent of their losses.

Get The Experienced Representation You Need

Steve Foley welcomes you with a free initial consultation to discuss your legal remedies and how we can work to recover significant money damages for your injuries. Our legal team is committed to helping you recover physically and financially through our compassionate and diligent advocacy. Call our downtown Buffalo law office at 716-249-2222 or use our online contact form to tell us a few details.