Brain Injuries Are Devastating

The impact of a brain injury on your life is virtually indescribable. For many who suffer a brain injury, life as they knew it is unrecognizable.

In all cases, when an accident results in a brain injury, emotions run high. When that accident was the result of negligence by another individual or entity, it is not surprising that victims and their families are even more frustrated. After all, with a little bit more care, the entire incident could have been avoided.

Dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury is, without a doubt,  overwhelming.

The costs for treatment and care are astronomical, and the long-term financial impact can be significant. While no amount of money can adequately make up for all you have lost, the compensation available through a personal injury lawsuit can help offset your costs.

Managing a brain injury lawsuit requires time and attention. This is where the assistance of a skilled brain injury attorney can help. The Buffalo brain injury lawyer at Feroleto Law has firsthand experience with cases like this.  He knows how to approach complicated situations and how to effectively advocate for his clients.

Contact us today at 716-854-0700 to schedule a free consultation. Keep in mind that we have a “no-fee guarantee”;  if we don’t win, you don’t owe us compensation.

Why Clients Choose Feroleto Law

Our Team Can Make a Tangible Difference

The compensation awarded in a TBI lawsuit can make a very real difference in the life of accident victims and their families. In many cases, it is necessary to simply survive.

Needless to say, filing a brain injury lawsuit is a major undertaking. With the outcome so important, it is crucial that you engage the right professionals to represent you. In Buffalo and the surrounding area, the team at Feroleto Law is often the first call for those who are suffering.  Among the reasons why are:

  • Nearly four decades of experience handling personal injury cases, including those for TBI
  • A stellar reputation for providing high-quality representation to those who have been injured in preventable incidents
  • In-depth knowledge of New York State personal injury law
  • Hands-on experience with the local legal system
  • Commitment to the community
  • Proven record of success.

We have a long history of providing compassionate and quality service to those we represent and are dedicated to continuing to protect the futures of those who have been tragically injured due to the negligence of others.

At Feroleto Law, we know how to handle brain injury cases. Allow us to leverage our knowledge, experience, and approach on your behalf.

What Our Buffalo TBI Lawyer Will Do For You

Understanding Our Services

Effectively handling a brain injury claim is a multi-faceted process complicated by the fact that brain injuries are involved and both symptoms and effects evolve over time. These changes can impact a victim’s life; treatment is long-term. As research into TBIs continues, more information becomes available and medical help improves. The ever-evolving landscape means you benefit from having a dedicated advocate.

At Feroleto Law, our Buffalo brain injury lawyer is more than just a legal representative during settlement negotiations with your insurance company. We are a trusted advisor for your well-being who manages every component of the legal process in accordance with the statute of limitations. Our team will:

  • Gain an understanding of how you were injured
  • Determine whether you have a viable case
  • Identify the at-fault parties
  • Investigate the accident and review all available evidence including photos and videos
  • Interview witnesses and first responders
  • Examine medical, hospital, and police records
  • Answer all your legal questions
  • Engage experts to provide medical testimony as to the extent of your brain injuries, how they affect your life, the care you will need in the future, and to calculate the costs of your losses
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and their lawyers for an appropriate settlement
  • Build your case and take it to court should negotiations break down
  • Represent you at trial and handle complex litigation procedures.

We are ready and able to handle the entirety of your personal injury suit with a goal of maximizing your settlement and minimizing stress associated with the legal process.

Contact us today to learn more about how we would approach your specific case.

Components of a TBI Lawsuit

Proving Negligence Is a Key Factor

While accidents happen every day, when they are caused by another party’s negligence the injured have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit in pursuit of compensation for their losses.

Negligence is a complex legal concept.

In order to file a successful claim, your Buffalo brain injury attorney must be able to prove the following:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care to prevent harm.
  • The defendant breached this duty by acting or failing to act.
  • This breach caused your brain injury.
  • You suffered actual damages as a result.

For example, assume your brain injury was caused by a vehicle crash. All drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a manner that a reasonably prudent person would in similar circumstances. Breaches may include speeding, running a red light, driving drunk, or being distracted. Our team must show that your brain injury was the result of the accident, not some other cause, like an unrelated work or sports injury. To prove your injuries resulted in damages, we would have to document your losses caused by the injuries, and they would have to go beyond the cost of insurance reimbursement.

Our team knows how to approach these hurdles; we have had incredible success in proving negligence and obtaining settlements for our clients who have suffered brain injuries.

Recognizing Who Can Be Held Responsible

Identifying the responsible parties in a brain injury lawsuit is critical in terms of proving negligence and obtaining a settlement. In some cases, there may be multiple parties responsible for the accident.

Our Feroleto brain injury attorneys will pay attention to the details of your accident to ensure that every liable party is recognized and held responsible.

That said, who the at-fault party is will depend on the facts of your case. The best way to learn who could potentially be liable for your brain injury is through a consultation with a brain injury lawyer. During this meeting, your claim will be reviewed, and your legal options discussed. This is a major step in deciding how to move forward to ensure your needs are met.

Recoverable Damages

One of the most important components of a TBI lawsuit is recognizing the totality of the damages suffered, accurately quantifying them, and definitively substantiating them. TBI awards are comprised of economic and non economic damages, which may include (but are not limited to):

  • Current and future medical, therapy, and continuing care bills
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium and companionship
  • Permanent injury
  • Wrongful death in cases of loss of life.
  • Punitive damages if gross negligence was involved.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, there can be a lifetime of problems to manage. Rehabilitation requires the help of professionals, which can quickly diminish financial resources. For these reasons, it is best to consult with an experienced attorney to ensure you do not deplete your savings while trying to recover.

Ranges of Compensation

Settlements vary greatly in successful brain injury lawsuits.  In fact, they can range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending upon the individual circumstances of each case. Factors that may be considered when calculating compensation include:

  • The severity and permanence of the injury and whether continuing care is necessary
  • The actual costs of losses and care
  • Age, earning capacity, and family situations
  • Insurance and assets available
  • Ability of your attorney to negotiate and argue your case.

We engage a team of experts to determine and substantiate the exact extent of your financial damages. The experts can include doctors, economists, and actuaries and can help demonstrate that the defendant was the cause of the injuries, the extent of the injuries, your prognosis, and the expected future financial impact.

Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Will Fight for What You Deserve

Brain injury claims can be complicated, and insurance companies attempt to deny claims and pay as little as possible.

At Feroleto Law, we know all the tactics insurance companies employ, and we know how to counteract them.

We are not intimidated by large corporations and are committed to standing our ground and representing your interests.  Our brain injury attorneys have extensive experience fighting for the rights of our clients and are fully prepared to deal with insurance companies and their lawyers. We work diligently on your behalf.

Call Our Brain Injury Lawyers in Buffalo for Help

You Can Trust the Lawyers at Feroleto Law

At Feroleto Law, we appreciate how overwhelming a brain injury can be. Dealing with the impact, which may include unemployment and extensive medical costs, could result in significant financial harm to you and your family.

We are ready to leverage all of our firm’s assets on your behalf.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in the Western New York area, contact us today to schedule your free and confidential consultation with our Buffalo brain injury attorney.  We are well-known for putting our clients first, prioritizing relationships so we can understand your unique circumstances, and providing the representation you expect.  Let us manage the legal process while you focus on your recovery.  Contact us today 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 ]

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