Buffalo Spinal Injury Lawyer
A Spinal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get Compensation
Just like anywhere else, residents and tourists in the Niagara and Buffalo area are susceptible to back injuries. Victims of severe spinal injuries often need expensive continuing care for a lifetime and may be unable to work; some spine injuries may even lead to death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s negligence or fault, a Buffalo spinal cord injury attorney can help you get compensation for your losses through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. While no amount of money can truly compensate for your suffering, a financial settlement can help by covering the costs of medical and rehabilitative treatment and care, alleviating your financial burdens so you can focus on rebuilding your life.
New York laws regarding personal injury claims are complicated, and insurance companies and their lawyers will attempt to deny claims and pay out as little as possible. Fortunately, there is help available from a Buffalo spinal injury lawyer at Feroleto Law. We believe that when someone’s carelessness causes another person harm, the victim should not have to pay for their injuries. We have assisted people in Buffalo and in locations across upstate New York for more than 40 years.
We provide a free consultation to determine the best way to proceed, so don’t delay. Call Feroleto Law today at 716-854-0700 to get started.
Why Choose Us?
Attorney John Feroleto was born and raised in a blue collar Buffalo family and attended SUNY Buffalo Law School. His deep roots give him a full understanding of how the legal system in Western New York works, and his detailed knowledge of the law helps to maximize his client’s recoveries.
John’s commitment to the community extends to devoting his time and resources to various non-profit endeavors. He and his wife founded an intern program to help inner-city youths find paid work in law offices. His firm runs program to provide gloves every winter. He also served as an advisor of the Headway Brain Injury Association and participates in community fundraising events for other non-profit organizations.
John Feroleto shows the same dedication to his clients that he shows his community. He is a tireless worker who is passionate about helping people recover when they are injured. View our client testimonials to see the difference John has made in people’s lives.
I had spoken to another attorney about my case, and the other attorney said, “You know, there’s really nothing we can do. It’s not worth it.” And John was able to settle it, very successfully, and it helped me greatly. – Client Testimonial
How Our Buffalo Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help You
We Start Working for You Right Away
Time is of the essence in spinal injury cases, as it’s important to start investigating your case while evidence is fresh and witnesses can be found. Depending on the facts of the case, when you have Feroleto Law on your side, we will:
- Discuss with you how your spinal injury happened and who might have been at fault, and determine if you have a valid case and what it may be worth
- Investigate your accident, and gather evidence such as photos and videos from surveillance cameras, and medical and police reports
- Interview witnesses and first responders
- Hire experts to reconstruct what happened and experts to testify as to what your financial losses and costs are, how your injuries affect you and your family, and the care you need in the future
- File all necessary documents and make court appearances in a timely manner
- Handle all dealings and negotiations with insurance companies and their lawyers to demand fair payment
- Build your case and take it to trial if necessary.
Insurance companies are more likely to come up with a fair offer if they know you have an attorney on your side willing to take your case to court. Feroleto Law will be there for you throughout the legal process, keeping you informed and answering your questions and concerns.
The team at Feroleto Law doesn’t just work hard, we get results. Some of our clients recover $1 million or more. We will give you the same dedication regardless of how much money we can win on your behalf.
Damage Awards Our Spinal Injury Lawyers May Recover
Our Back Injury Lawyers Fight for Full Compensation
Spinal injuries often have immediate life-changing and expensive consequences. In a successful lawsuit, our spinal injury attorneys may recover damages for your injuries and losses. Your damage award should cover both your economic and non-economic losses.
Economic damages are for your monetary losses and expenses, such as:
- Medical and rehabilitative expenses
- Lost wages and future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Costs of modifying your home and vehicle, such as to accommodate a wheelchair.
Non-economic damages are to compensate you for the less easily calculated costs of the injury on you and your family, including:
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Permanent injury or partial disability.
Punitive damages – In some rare cases, you may also be awarded punitive damages. The purpose is to punish this behavior and discourage such behavior from happening again.
Amounts of Damage Awards
You may receive a wide range of settlement awards in a successful spinal injury case, from the thousands to millions of dollars. The amount awarded depends on the individual situation and factors involved, such as:
- The extent and severity of your injuries and whether they will be permanent and require long-term care
- Your age, earning potential, and family situation
- Whether death is involved
- The inclination of the judge, jury, and jurisdiction where the case takes place
- The skill of your attorney to build and present your case.
While no one can guarantee a specific amount, our attorneys know how to determine a reasonable settlement in your situation, and we will fight for optimum compensation.
Back Injury Attorneys Know Causes of Back Injuries
Back injuries are usually due to one of the following:
- Vehicle accidents
- Sports accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Improperly executed heavy lifting
- A forceful, sudden twisting or pulling of the torso
- Repetitive work in uncomfortable or stressful positions.
When another party’s negligence or fault is a cause of your back injury, Feroleto Law will be there to fight for compensation. Call us today at 716-854-0700.
A Buffalo Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Must Prove Negligence
To win your case, our spinal cord injury attorneys must prove that the party you are suing was negligent and caused your injury and that you suffered damages. Legally, this means proving the following elements:
- Duty – The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- Breach – The defendant breached that duty.
- Cause – The breach caused your injuries.
- Damages – The injuries resulted in actual damages.
For example, all drivers who get behind the wheel have a duty of care to drive in a manner that a reasonably prudent person would in similar circumstances. Breaches may include speeding through a red light or driving drunk, drowsy, or distracted. We would then have to document the losses you suffered.
In some cases, there may be multiple defendants, such as in truck accidents where there may be a driver and company at fault. There may be multiple insurance policies, such as insurance on a semi-tractor, insurance on the trailer being hauled, or an “insurance tower” of insurance policies which may not be obvious. We would look to all of them in your lawsuit. We would look to name them all in your lawsuit. They all may have insurance and assets that could go toward your settlement.
Choose a Buffalo spinal cord injury attorney that isn’t afraid to take on the insurance companies and prove that you are due compensation. Call Feroleto Law today at 716-854-0700.
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Answer FAQs
After a spinal cord injury, it’s natural to be fearful and have questions and concerns. Here are some answers to questions clients often ask our back injury lawyers:
Are there time limits for filing a back injury lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for filing a back injury claim in New York is generally three years from the accident date. However, there are instances where the time limit is cut to as much as one year and 30 days, and in certain circumstances a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days. You need an experienced back injury attorney to ensure you file on time.
What if my actions contributed to the accident?
New York generally uses a pure comparative negligence standard for personal injury cases. If you are found partly at fault, your damages are reduced according to the amount of your fault. For example, if you have $100,000 worth of damages and were 20% at fault, we can help you collect $80,000.
Should I talk directly to insurance companies?
Never talk to insurance companies without your Buffalo spinal cord injury attorney present. They will try to use your words against you to establish fault and may offer a lowball settlement, hoping you won’t involve an experienced lawyer.
How much does it cost to hire a spine injury lawyer?
At Feroleto Law, we do not charge our clients unless and until we win their cases through settlement or a court case. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us compensation.
Get Help from Back Injury Lawyers in Buffalo
If you or a family member in the Niagara or Buffalo, New York, area has suffered a severe back injury due to the negligence of someone else, Feroleto Law can evaluate your case at no charge to find the best way to get you compensation. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers have the dedication and experience no hold the guilty parties accountable and get you any restitution you and your family are entitled to. We understand what you are going through and are here to help make things better. You have nothing to lose, so call us now at 716-854-0700.
Attorney John Feroleto
Attorney John Feroleto understands the value of hard work. He is known in the community and by his peers for his willingness to work and go the extra mile. Other lawyers often ask John to handle their trial matters to maximize clients’ recovery. Trial lawyers know who the best trial lawyers are. He was also named Trial Attorney of the Year in 2012 by the Western New York Affiliate of New York State Trial Lawyers Association. [ Attorney Bio ]