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Protecting the Injured in Western New York.

Were you injured in an accident in Buffalo, NY? You could be entitled to substantial compensation. The Buffalo personal injury lawyers at O’Brien & Ford PC can help you get justice. Contact us today at (716) 222-2222 to schedule a free consultation with one of our top-rated attorneys.

Our lawyers have been serving injured clients in Western New York for decades. We’ve recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts to help them move forward after their accidents. We’re ready to put our skills, experience, and reputation behind your case. 

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Why Choose O’Brien & Ford PC After an Accident in Buffalo, NY?

After suffering an injury, you’re already feeling physical pain. However, many people also feel emotionally distressed, either from the effects of their injury or the shock of the accident. On top of that, the financial strain of medical bills and missed work add to the stress.

You shouldn’t have to take on these issues alone if someone else caused your injuries. Let O’Brien & Ford PC battle insurers and other parties. We’ll put over eight decades of combined experience to work for you. 

When you hire us to handle your claim in Buffalo, New York, we will: 

  • Investigate your accident and injuries to determine fault 
  • Collect evidence and consult experts as needed
  • Calculate your damages – past and future
  • Negotiate on your behalf 
  • Take your lawsuit to an Erie County court if we cannot reach a favorable settlement

Contact our personal injury law firm in Buffalo for a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.

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Why Should I Hire a Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury claim will give you a significantly better chance of recovering fair compensation. 

With legal representation, you have an advocate to:

  • Level the playing field against powerful insurers that only care about profits
  • Protect you from unfair negotiation tactics, like blaming you for the cause of your injuries 
  • Build your case using skills and resources, including expert witness guidance 
  • Take on your claim from start to finish so that you can focus on your health and recovery 

Call our office to learn more about our legal services and how we can assist you.

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Hear From Our Clients

John was very engaging and easy to talk to. It was clear to me that he cares. He brought a lot of energy and I always knew he would do everything that was needed to get my case resolved.

I hired O’Brien + Ford based on this website and I am really glad that I did. He made sure the insurance company paid me for everything, like my medical bills and my pain and suffering. The company wanted to pay me less but once Mr. O’Brien got involved they changed their tune. I am really glad he was my lawyer.

Katie M.

Chris gave me all the answers to the questions that I had and always made time for me. He got me the settlement I was entitled to and helped me get my bills paid. I am glad I was referred to him.

I am not one of those lawsuit people who tries to blame everything on somebody else, so even though I was hurt by a drunk driver, I was hesitant to go to a lawyer. I’m glad I went to Chris because he told me all about my rights after a crash and he got me what I deserved. I felt proud to have him as my lawyer.

John Ford was everything I think a lawyer should be. He really listened to me and he told me about everything that would happen before it happened. I can’t imagine anyone working harder than he does.

Mr. O’Brien was an awesome lawyer! He always talked to me like a regular guy and explained why things were going the way they were. I got a great settlement and felt like I really had someone fighting for me.

Over 30 One-Million or Multi-Million Settlements and Verdicts

We take the fight to the insurance companies and hold them accountable for our client’s bills and losses after an accident. In every case, we strive to maximize our clients’ compensation awards — and help make them whole after their injury.

We have settled or tried 30+ one-million or multi-million dollar cases on behalf of our clients. To date, we’ve recovered tens of millions for our clients and their families.

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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases In Buffalo, NY

We handle all types personal injury cases in Western New York, which include:

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Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Buffalo. If you were injured in a crash, you may have a claim against the at-fault driver or their insurance company. Our Buffalo car accident attorneys can help you seek maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Bicycle Accidents

Buffalo drivers are supposed to share the road with cyclists. However, many drivers fail to look out for riders. If a negligent driver struck you while you were bicycling, you could be entitled to a substantial monetary award. Our bicycle lawyers can help you understand your rights and legal options.

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Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in any type of accident. However, these are among the worst injuries a victim can suffer. They can cause permanent cognitive damage and result in lifelong medical expenses. If someone else was responsible for you brain injury, they may be liable for the resulting damages. Our legal team can help you hold them accountable.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian collision frequenty result in catastrophic injury and wrongful death. If a careless driver collided with you while you were walking, they should be on the hook for your damages — not you. Our Buffalo pedestrian accident attorneys can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for all of your losses related to the incident.

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Truck Accidents

Large trucks pose many dangers to other road users in Buffalo. These vehicles often cause catastrophic and fatal injuries when they are involved in a crash. If you were injured in a truck accident, the truck driver or trucking company be responsible for your damages. Our Buffalo truck accident lawyers can help you get justice after the crash.

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Personal Injury FAQ

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases arise after certain injuries and accidents. However, someone else must be at fault for your injury to result in a case.

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, meaning another party caused an injury due to careless conduct. Negligence cases often involve car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, slip and falls, and other incidents.

Other injury cases arise due to a party’s intentional misconduct. Assault is one example.

Strict liability is a third category of injury case. These arise when a party violates a safety law and causes an injury, whether carelessly or intentionally. Dog bites and product defect cases can be strict liability.

The best way to determine whether you have a personal injury case is to contact an experienced injury lawyer. Contact us today to learn more about your rights after an accident.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo?

Most personal injury attorneys in Buffalo work on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe any money upfront when you enter into an attorney-client relationship – and you only pay if you receive a settlement or verdict in your favor. 

Your lawyer’s fees will be deducted directly from your awarded compensation as a pre-agreed-upon percentage. That means you never need to worry about paying out-of-pocket.

We can explain this arrangement and what you can expect during your initial consultation.

How Much Is My Buffalo Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your injury claim will depend on factors unique to your accident and injuries. No lawyer can evaluate its worth without knowing the facts.

The following factors will influence your claim’s value:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The extent of your medical bills
  • Whether you’ll need medical care in the future
  • The wages you’ve lost
  • Whether you’re earning capacity will be diminished
  • The pain and suffering you have experienced
  • Available insurance coverages
  • Whether you share fault for the accident
  • The strength of your evidence

The most surefire way to determine the value of your case is to speak with a personal injury attorney. O’Brien & Ford can help you calculate your damages and identify your claim value. We can even bring in experts to analyze hard-to-calculate losses.

What Damages Are Available Accident Victims in Buffalo?

In New York, accident victims can typically recover two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic losses cover financial expenses related to the accident and can often be proved with documentation. Non-economic damages cover personal, non-financial losses after the incident.

Examples of economic damages include:

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Physical therapy/rehab
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are subjective and harder to prove. They cover:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress/anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages, which punish a defendant for extreme negligence or intentional misconduct may be available in rare cases.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit in New York?

The timeline of a personal injury case varies depending on numerous factors, including: 

  • How long it takes you to recover or reach maximum medical improvement 
  • The time it takes to assemble evidence 
  • The parties involved in the case
  • The success of negotiations 
  • Whether there are any complex issues that need to be addressed
  • Whether you need to file a lawsuit and the length of the discovery process

When you work with our Buffalo law firm, you get a team that will keep you updated and provide customized services. We’ll be here to answer your questions and notify you of your case status. 

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Our Buffalo Law Office

Visit our Buffalo law firm near you to consult with a member of our legal team. We serve Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas.

O’Brien and Ford, P.C.
4549 Main St, Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14226

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Mon – Fri 8 AM – 5 PM
Sat – Sun Closed

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Case Results

$17,500,000.00

Sexual Abuse

A settlement on behalf of sexual abuse survivors who were abused by a fifth-grade teacher.

$5,000,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

Buffalo motorcyclist permanently paralyzed from the chest down due to an inattentive driver pulling out into traffic in front of the motorcyclist. Though he is in a wheelchair, young man remains optimistic about developing his skills and becoming a small business owner.

$4,270,000.00

Car Accident

Trial verdict in Niagara County following a two week trial. Following a near head on crash, our client suffered several fractured ribs and herniated intervertebral discs which may require surgery in the future. Client’s chiropractor and spine surgeon testified that client was a model patient who followed all medical directions.

$2,050,000.00

Car Accident 

Settlement following a head-on car crash in the Town of Lockport. We argued that the failure of the plaintiff to use his seatbelt was irrelevant as an expert would have testified that a seatbelt would have only made injuries worse given the speed of the cars. Client lost short term memory and suffered extensive orthopedic injuries.

$2,000,000.00

DWI Car Crash

This case involved severe injuries to an otherwise healthy and vibrant young man from Grand Island. Client was a passenger asleep in the back of a car when it failed to negotiate a turn and wound up fifty feet into the Niagara River. Settled following mediation negotiations.

$1,850,000.00

Car accident

Car crash in Niagara County resulting in back surgery. Settled following extensive negotiations using nationally renowned expert. Clients continue to be active in church and volunteer activities, despite limitations.

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We Are 100% Focused On Client Service.

At O’Brien & Ford PC you’re not alone. We’re here to help you navigate all aspects of your personal injury case. Here, you’ll never feel like just another case number. We intentionally handle a lower volume of cases so we can focus on energy and resources on maximizing our client’s compensation.

You can trust that you’ll receive personalized attentive service from our legal team. We’ll always be available to answer your questions, return your calls, and inform you of the status of your case.

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We Prepare Every Case Like It’s Going To Trial.

Part of providing personalized service to a client means being able to take their case the distance. Not all cases will settle. Additionally, without the treat of litigation, your case may not settle for as much money.

Every single attorney at O’Brien & Ford PC has experience trying cases. We prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. And because of our willingness to litigate — and our track record of winning millions in court — we’re able to obtain settlement offers from the insurance companies that fairly account for every one our clients’ losses.

When we do go to trial, we spare no resource in helping our clients seek a winning result. In fact, we frequently utilize leading trial consultants and experts who are regarded among the tops professionals in their fields.

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Our Attorneys

O’Brien & Ford PC features one of the respected teams of personal injury attorneys in Western New York. Our lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury and insurance law.

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Call A Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney Today For Help

If you were injured in Buffalo, NY, you may be eligible for compensation by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. At O’Brien & Ford PC, our team is here to explain your options and fight for your rights. 

Our Buffalo personal injury law firm has 84 years of combined experience, and we’ve obtained tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We’re the advocates you’ll want on your side as you navigate New York law. Call today for a free case review.

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