We Represent Injured Victims Involved in Personal Injury Accidents
Servicing Personal Injury Victims in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Niagara & Erie County
Viola Cummings Lindsay provides the personal attention you would expect from a small law office, as well as the experience and resources of a large law firm. No matter the situation your personal injury attorneys from Viola Cummings & Lindsay take time to guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and build a relationship based on mutual respect and trust.
The law provides for monetary compensation if someone causes personal injury to you for a non-work-related incident or a work-related accident caused by the negligence of a third party.
Personal Injury Cases Resulted from Negligence
After a victim has sustained an injury in an accident caused by a negligent individual or entity, it’s critical that they seek experienced legal representation right away. Serious injuries can cause physical limitations, long-term care or rehabilitation, and extremely costly medical bills. The first thing is for the victim to receive treatment and obtain the care they need for their injuries. At Viola, Cummings and Lindsay, our team has over 150 years of combined experience and will assist you in pursuing the maximum financial compensation for your injuries.
Personal Injury Cases from the Workplace
While you are not required or legally obligated to consult with a lawyer before filing a workers' comp claim, there are several reasons it may be in your best interest to do so. At Viola, Cummings and Lindsay, we understand the stress and sometimes awkwardness that a work injury can cause you and your family. We can assist you in navigating through the exhaustive process and overwhelming insurance company paperwork so you can focus on your recovery and get the medical treatment you need.
If you have questions or concerns regarding a workers’ comp claim, contact Viola, Cummings and Lindsay and schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
Personal Injury Cases from Automobile Accidents
The severity of an automobile accident can range from preventable injuries to unfortunate death. When someone suffers as a result of a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, the victims may be entitled to financial compensation. If you or a loved one were the victim of a car accident, or if a loved one has passed away due to an accident, the attorneys at Viola, Cummings and Lindsay can help you through the entire process of your insurance claim, gathering the required evidence and negotiating with the insurance company representatives over the value of your claim or, if necessary, take your case to court in order for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Regardless of the circumstances, our lawyers have the resources to conduct an extensive investigation in order to hold negligent parties responsible. We’re handled cases involving car accidents, head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, truck-accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and taxi or ride-sharing accidents such as Uber or Lyft.
We’ve also handled many non-traditional automobile-related accidents like those on ATV's, airplane accidents, bicycle accidents, or boating accidents. Special cases related to accidents as a result of cell phone usage while driving or DWI accidents require special attention to detail, and leveraging a highly-experienced law firm is recommended. Our firm has that experience!
If you or a loved one has any questions or concerns regarding an automobile-related accident, contact Viola, Cummings and Lindsay and schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
What Can You Recover?
Special and General Damages: Legal compensation for personal injuries is comprised of “special” damages and “general” damages. Special damages include repayment of medical bills and lost wages, which can be easily calculated based on the total amount of bills, proof of time away from the job and the amount wages you were earning. General damages include past and future pain and suffering, past and future physical injuries, permanent disability, functional losses and scars. Pain and suffering encompass physical pain, as well as mental suffering and emotional anguish. It relates to how your physical injuries restrict your day-to-day activities and hobbies.
Compensatory and Punitive Damages: A monetary recovery for personal injuries is known as “compensatory” damages. It is meant to compensate an injured person for his or her losses. In cases where a defendant’s behavior is particularly egregious, a plaintiff can recover what’s known as “punitive” damages, although they are rarely awarded. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate for losses, but are instead meant to punish a defendant and deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
Do You Need an Experienced Attorney?
Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a success of a recovery for your injuries and maximizing the recovery.
If you or loved one has suffered injuries in an accident, it’s important to consult with an attorney specializing in personal injury. The attorneys at Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, LLP have substantial experience in cases involving all types of damages.
At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in litigating personal injury cases. We will pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling personal injury cases for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.
Schedule a Personal Injury Consultation with Viola, Cummings & Lindsay
Call today to learn more about the different types of injuries and areas that we are able to help in. With unique experience and an unwavering dedication to client success, you can be confident knowing that we will stop at nothing in our efforts to help. Contact New York personal injury attorneys at Viola Cummings & Lindsay to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve!