Local Courts In New York State

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain Unbeatable Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Accidents Throughout Erie County and beyond.

Courthouse Being involved in any type of accident and suffering serious injury or worse can be a tragic ordeal. Severe accidents often leave victims with long and challenging roads to get back on their feet. Some victims endure agonizing pain, emotional trauma, and substantial financial burdens long after their accidents. Fortunately, victims who suffer injuries caused by another’s inattentiveness or negligence may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team realizes that the idea of going to court is intimidating for some. However, it does not have to be for you when you have our battle-tested trial lawyers fighting for you every step of the way.

Most people are astonished to learn that over 90 percent of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. Nevertheless, in case a settlement cannot be reached by the trial date, the case will go to court. Accident victims in Erie County are often worried about where their case will be heard. This is especially true when the accident took place outside of the Buffalo area, and the victim is concerned about driving far away to go to court. Under New York law, personal injury lawsuits can commence in any county that either the plaintiff or defendant resides at the time the lawsuit is filed. This rule is extremely beneficial to victims who were hurt while in another part of New York because they are permitted to file their claim in a court close to their house. In the rare situation that neither of the parties lives in the state, the plaintiff may select any county.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we take great pride in helping victims and their families effectively navigate through their cases from start to finish. If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries or worse in an accident, you want the best personal injury attorney in Western New York to pursue your claim and hold those liable accountable. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases for more than 20 years. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of trial lawyers will zealously battle to obtain the best result for our clients. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary case evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. would be honored to speak with you regarding your claim. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Contact our elite law firm today at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Erie County Courts

Judge In New York State, most personal injury lawsuits are filed in a New York Supreme Court. People often get confused about the state’s name of these courts as “supreme” courts because it makes them imagine the Supreme Court of the United States. This makes people falsely believe that a New York State Supreme Court is one of the highest state courts. However, every county throughout the state maintains a supreme court. Supreme courts can hear almost any type of case brought before them, except for claims brought against the state, which are heard by the Court of Claims. Further, there are four Appellate Divisions, the next highest court, where appeals are heard. Finally, the Court of Appeals is New York State’s highest court and the last opportunity for appeals. Some relevant Erie County courts include:

  1. Erie County Court Building: The Erie County Court Building is the New York Supreme Court for all of the 8th Judicial District. As mentioned above, supreme courts can try just about any criminal or civil case. The building is located at 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202. The Chief Clerk’s Office can be reached at (716) 851-3293. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  2. Buffalo City Court: The Buffalo City Court handles criminal cases, small claims, commercial claims, and housing issues. Additionally, it has an alternative dispute resolution program. The court is located at 50 Delaware Avenue, 6th Floor - Part 14, Buffalo, New York 14202. To contact the Buffalo City Court, call (716) 845-2600. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  3. Lackawanna City Court: The Lackawanna City Court hears criminal cases, substance abuse treatment issues, and traffic court matters. It is located at City Hall, 714 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, New York 14218. You can contact the Lackawanna City Court by calling (716) 845-7220. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  4. Tonawanda City Court: This court handles criminal cases and small claims. It is located at 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, New York 14150. You can get in touch with someone from the Tonawanda City Court by calling (716) 845-2160. Its hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information regarding local courts, please feel free to contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s best of the best today.



Taking Your Case to Court

As previously mentioned, the vast majority of personal injury cases settle outside of the courtroom. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of veteran litigation attorneys strive to obtain reasonable and timely settlements on behalf of all our clients. This means that we may be able to get the compensation you are entitled to without even going to trial. Settlements are often achieved through mediation or arbitration, which are both types of alternative dispute resolution. Nevertheless, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. carefully prepares all of our cases as if they were going to trial.

Our battle-tested lawyers promise to never force you into accepting a lower settlement offer than you deserve just to avoid going to court. If we cannot settle a claim for an amount that will allow you to recover, we will not hesitate to bring the case to trial. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team possesses the practice and expertise necessary to ensure that you are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for your injuries and justice is rendered. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has tried more than 100 cases to verdict and obtained over $175,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. Needless to say, if necessary, the Dietrich Legal Team is not scared of taking your case to court and will zealously battle to obtain the best result.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in an accident, you may be in doubt about the best way to proceed. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of personal injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York, are here for you. Accident victims may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment, costs to fix or replace damaged property, and any other unforeseen damages. Time and time again, former clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have said that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York. View our Google 5 Star rating and highly satisfied clients’ testimonials by clicking here. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at (716) 839-3939 so that we can help 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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