For more than 25 years, Jeff has represented people injured by the carelessness of others. He has the skill, experience, and compassion to successfully guide his clients through what can be a trying and arduous process. You can count on Jeff being by your side every step of the way.
Our office serves personal injury victims throughout the Buffalo area from our convenient Williamsville office. Jeff is also happy to meet over video conference or drive out to you.
Why Choose Jeff Marion Law?
Jeff Marion has represented personal injury victims in Buffalo, Western New York, and beyond for more than 25 years. He’s an experienced trial attorney who isn’t afraid to take on challenging catastrophic injury cases—and fights hard to get his clients the best financial compensation possible.
But it’s never just been about the check at the end of the case. Dealing with a personal injury claim is a stressful experience in general. Our goal is to minimize that frustration and ensure you receive the best possible attention from start to finish. We’ve intentionally kept our firm and caseload small so that every client is more than just a name on a file, but truly understands that somebody is listening to them and cares about their life.
When you work with us, we will provide “concierge service”:
- You’re going to get an actual human being (probably Jeff) on the phone when you call.
- You’re going to get your questions answered, by call or by email, the same day (or at least within 24 hours), no matter when you reach out.
- You will be able to talk with your attorney directly, regularly, on the phone or in person. (You won’t even have to head downtown—our office is conveniently located in Williamsville.)
- You will never feel like a number or a nuisance, or that you’re sending emails into the void every time you need answers.
In other words, we provide first-class service in the way we communicate and the way we care for our clients. If that sounds like the kind of lawyer you want to hire, give us a call today.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?
Whether you’re talking about a car accident, defective product, drug injury, slip and fall, medical malpractice, or really any other kind of personal injury, almost all cases come down to the question of negligence.
What’s negligence? To have a case, three things must be true:
- Another person (or company, or party) owed you a duty of care. Drivers have to watch out for the safety of other drivers and pedestrians. Drug manufacturers must ensure their medicines are safe and any known side effects or contraindications are clear. Shopkeepers have to make sure their stores are free from tripping hazards. And so on.
- They failed to do live up to that duty. Maybe a person got behind the wheel drunk, or a company failed to conduct proper testing to ensure their product was safe for consumers.
- Because they screwed up, you suffered injuries. Pretty self-explanatory. You can’t sue a drunk driver if they almost hit you and all you got was a good scare. If you didn’t get hurt, there’s nothing you need to be compensated for.
If you’ve suffered an injury and think all the above statements apply to your case, pick up the phone and ask for a free consultation with Jeff. He’ll be happy to discuss your case and help you figure out what your next steps should be.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
That depends on a lot of things, but the main thing would be calculating the damages you’ve suffered.
You’re entitled to seek compensation for both economic damages (“special damages”) and non-economic damages (“general damages”) that you’ve suffered. These include things like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma (or other mental health issues like PTSD, anxiety, or depression)
- Permanent disabilities
- Loss of companionship with a spouse
If the at-fault party acted especially recklessly, with complete disregard for your safety, you might also be eligible to receive punitive damages. These are above and beyond the amount meant to compensate you for your losses and are designed to punish grossly negligent offenders.
You might note, however, that a lot of the things that make up a damage award are either really hard to calculate (like the cost of future surgeries you might need) or impossible to put an objective price tag on (like emotional suffering). Your case’s value will also be impacted by factors like how much insurance coverage is available, whether you were also partly at fault for your injuries, or whether you’re willing to aggressively pursue your legal rights and take a particularly stubborn insurance company to court.
It’s always a smart idea to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney before you agree to any settlement. Don’t rely on an online calculator or your own guesswork to tell you what your case is really worth. Chances are, what the insurance company is offering you is a lot less than what you truly deserve.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Over the last 25 years, Jeff has represented clients with a wide variety of personal injuries. This isn’t a complete list, but it’s a good overview of some of the more common case types our personal injury law firm has handled over the years.
Car crashes are an all-too-common part of regular life. Sadly, almost everyone knows at least one person who was seriously hurt or killed in one. But no one ever truly thinks it could happen to them—until it does.
If you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident—as a driver, passenger, bicyclist, or pedestrian—call Jeff. Our team handles these cases all the time. We know how to investigate, negotiate, and help get our clients the best possible result.
From a legal perspective, litigating a truck accident case is often quite a bit different from other kinds of motor vehicle accidents. The sheer size of tractor-trailers (and the amount of damage they can cause) is one obvious difference. But these cases are often a lot more legally complex too, with more potentially liable parties, more evidence to sift through, and trucking and insurance companies that defend claims aggressively.
If you are involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer, semi, or other large truck, call or e-mail Jeff. He will take on the truck company’s insurance company and the lawyers they hire.
People have a lot of fun riding motorcycles. Owning a motorcycle is a lifestyle in and of itself. But motorcycles simply don’t have the protections for riders that cars have. Injuries are often severe. And although most motorcycle accidents are caused by careless and inattentive car drivers who simply don’t respect motorcycles, bikers often must overcome negative stereotypes held by insurance companies and juries to get fair treatment and fair compensation.
If you are injured in such a crash, make sure you get medical treatment first and then call Jeff.
Rideshare services have replaced taxis as a way of getting from one place to another. “Uber” is not just the name of one of the companies providing rideshare services, but also a verb (“Let’s Uber to the game”).
When you get into an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you trust that driver to obey the rules of the road and get you safely to your destination. If that doesn’t happen, you need an advocate on your side. Jeff will help you hold the driver and the company accountable.
Not every company puts the safety of its customers over its own profit. Companies can use cheaper parts that break or fail to put adequate safety warnings on their products. This can lead to people, even children, becoming catastrophically injured.
These cases can get complicated, and it is important to have an experienced attorney helping you through the process. Call or e-mail Jeff and he will review your case for free.
Pharmaceutical companies make billions. The market is flooded with new drugs every year. But those drugs might not have been tested or may contain ingredients that cause serious problems to people who take them. Think about the disclaimers at the ends of the TV ads you see.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of taking medication, seek legal representation right away. If you wait too long, you might not be able to prove your case.
Slips and Falls
When a landowner invites people to their property or otherwise makes it publicly accessible—a grocery store owner, for example—they have an obligation to take reasonable precautions to make sure their property is safe.
If you get hurt because the owner failed to take those steps—for example, by promptly removing ice or water from walkways or repairing a broken railing—you might have what’s known as a premises liability case. These cases can be tough to win, though, as landowners will often try to pin the blame back on injury victims.
Talk to Jeff. He can help you determine whether you have a good case.
Wrongful death technically isn’t a personal injury claim. However, the principles are similar and the case still hinges around the question of negligence. The main difference is that, in a wrongful death case, surviving family members are entitled to seek compensation for the losses they’ve suffered due to the death of loved one, which, unfortunately, are limited to economic loss from the decedent and the decedent’s conscious pain and suffering. This is because New York’s wrongful death law has not been updated in many years.
The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed a fix to the wrongful death statute, but the Governor has yet to sign the bill into law.
Is Calling a Lawyer Really Worth It? Will They Truly Help Me?
After something happens, you might feel ashamed to call a lawyer. You may feel like you’re “not the suing type.” We get it—and trust us, we hear it all the time.
But you should protect your rights. Your ability to earn money and take care of your family could be impacted. When you are injured in a crash, or from an unsafe product, you want a zealous advocate who will be with you to make sure your best interests are represented.
Experienced personal injury lawyers will know how to connect you with the medical experts you need to get better. They may need to hire experts, obtain witness statements, and help you collect documents that prove your case. They know how to negotiate with insurance companies and protect their clients from any underhanded tactics insurers might use.
The reality is that, if you’ve suffered serious injuries or missed more than a week or two of work, a good personal injury lawyer can not only help you fight for maximum compensation, but also take more weight and stress off your shoulders along the way.
If you’re worried about the cost, or the value of what you receive, know this. First, you will not be asked to come up with any money up front should Jeff agree to take your case. If you lose, you will not have to pay lawyer’s fees. The fee is based on a percentage of the amount recovered, less expenses.
And second, if we think your case truly is simple enough for you to handle on your own and you don’t actually need a lawyer, we’ll let you know. We believe in practicing with integrity and putting the needs of our clients (or would-be clients) first, always.
Injured? Call Jeff Marion Today
Unfortunately, a lawsuit cannot put your life back to the way it was before you were injured. All it can do is provide you with money to help you cover expenses you incurred because of someone else’s carelessness. We will work with the insurance companies and attorneys on the other side of the case to get you the best result we can.
- We believe in representing the highest ethical standards.
- We have the experience and knowledge to objectively review your case.
- You will pay nothing unless we win your case.
If you are injured, seek medical treatment first. The next thing you should do is call an experienced personal injury attorney. Jeff is available any time to talk to you. He will offer you a free consultation, objectively review your case, and look at your injuries to determine what your case might be worth. Call (716)-589-6655 or use our online contact form to request a free case evaluation today.