Frequently Asked Questions
When should a personal injury lawsuit be filed?
You are entitled by law to file a personal injury lawsuit if you are injured due to the negligence of someone else.
What is the legal definition of ‘negligence’?
“Negligence is lack of ordinary care. It is the failure to use that degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would have used under the same circumstances”. New York Pattern Jury Instruction 2:10
How can I be sure that I have a case?
Every case is different, so the best way to determine if you have a solid case is to meet with our personal injury attorneys for a complimentary consultation at our Buffalo, New York office. For more information, please visit our do I have a case? page.
How expensive is it to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Most reputable personal injury law firms, like Feroleto Law, don’t charge clients any up-front legal fees. Attorney fees come out of the settlement amount or jury award.
Do I need a lawyer to represent me in a personal injury lawsuit?
Yes. Winning personal injury cases requires the skill and diligence of an experienced personal injury lawyer. This is because it can be very difficult to prove negligence in court for a variety of reasons, particularly if the defendant is a company or hospital with the funds and resources to hire top level defense attorneys.