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Injury Claims Against Relatives and Friends

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Lawyers For Serious Personal Injury Claims Against Relatives And Friends

A serious personal injury accident can cause life-changing injuries. In some cases, the only way to receive the financial compensation that you deserve may be through filing a lawsuit or a claim against a friend or family member who is responsible for your injuries.

It is not always easy to file a claim against a friend or family member. The compassionate and experienced legal team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, understands this and strives to provide you with the highest level of personal injury service during this challenging time. An experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer for claims against friends and family members can help you recover the compensation that you deserve, without harming your friend or family member. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about your legal rights.

If you were injured in an accident caused by a friend or family member, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can assist you in getting the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, has been fighting for personal injury victims’ compensation rights since 1999. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers have obtained over $150 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients.

Incidents That May Call For Personal Injury Claims Against Friends Or Family Members

Incidents that may result in your ability to file a claim for personal injuries against a friend or relative include:

Car crash
  1. Car Accidents

    If you were involved in a car accident caused by a friend or family member’s negligence, you may be eligible for monetary compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

  2. Animal Attacks

    When a friend or family member’s animal, such as a dog, bites you, you may have a claim for monetary compensation if you can prove that the animal had “vicious propensities.”

  3. Accidents on a Property

    Accidents that result in injuries such as a slip and fall at a friend or family member's house are also a basis for filing a personal injury claim if the property owner was negligent and failed to warn you of a known, dangerous condition on their property.

A car accident, dog bite or slip and fall at a friend or relative’s house can result in serious, life-altering injuries. This can leave you having to deal with expensive medical bills, missed time from work and ongoing pain and suffering. Although it is not always easy, the decision to file a personal injury claim against a friend or family member may be the only way for you to get the compensation you deserve after an accident.

When deciding whether to file a claim against a friend or family member, it is important to remember who is paying for your injuries. Money obtained for your injuries through a settlement or verdict will be paid by the insurance company and NOT your friend or family member (the defendant) directly.

If you were injured because of the fault of a friend or family member, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, today so that our team of Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers for claims against friends and family members can attempt to get you the compensation that you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939. Contact us today.

WERE YOU INJURED BECAUSE OF A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Who Pays For A Settlement Or Verdict Against A Friend Or Family Member Who Caused My Injury?

The law allows you to sue to recover financial compensation after a serious personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. A settlement or verdict after a personal injury in Buffalo, New York and beyond will help to compensate you for expenses such as:

  1. Expensive medical bills;
  2. Lost wages from missed work;
  3. Pain and suffering;
  4. Significant emotional distress; and
  5. Property damage and other expenses.

If you were injured because of a friend or family member’s negligence, they will be a named party in the claim that you file. However, that does not necessarily mean that a settlement or verdict that you receive will come out of their pocket directly. That is what insurance is for!

Settlement Statement

Generally, after an accident an automobile insurance company or homeowners’ insurance company will provide legal representation to their insured (in this case, your friend or family member). Their legal representation will be responsible for protecting your friend or family member by defending them in court or negotiating a settlement of the claim. In most cases, this means that your friend or family member will not have to pay any money out of their own pocket.

A personal injury claim does not have to be a personal attack against your friend or family member, but it can be a way to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the injuries that they caused. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers for claims against friends and family members in Buffalo, New York will work with you to attempt to obtain the compensation that you deserve from the insurance company directly. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for more information about filing a claim against a friend or family member. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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