Car Accident Attorneys

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Our Accident Attorneys Will Fight to Get You the Maximum Compensation You're Entitled to.

No recovery, no fee. Get a FREE consultation from a local injury attorney.

If you’ve been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident, don't talk to the insurance company. You need a lawyer to get a fair settlement. This includes money for:

  • Lost wages from missed work/inability to work
  • Medical bills, supplies and ongoing care
  • Damage to personal property
  • Pain and suffering

We aren’t afraid of litigation.

We front all litigation expenses and are willing to hire the best experts to support your case. This fee structure means anybody can afford to hire us. When you hire our firm, we take care of everything for you, including communicating with the insurance company.

We are local.

After being injured, it’s important to hire an attorney who lives and works in and understands Erie County.  

Why You Need a Local Car Accident in Your Corner

Our team of experienced attorneys has been serving our region since 1985 and we know how to properly build and develop your case.

Our goal is always to prove the true, full extent of your injuries and seek the compensation you deserve. 

The information you choose to provide via this form is not privileged and does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Bernard Stucyznski Barnett & Lager, PLLC, or any of its attorneys. This web site is not an offer to represent you.

Matt 1

Even though it took a few years Attorney Lager skillfully and successfully litigated on my behalf. There might be other great attorneys out there but I doubt there are many with all of the requisite qualifications: the unrivaled skill, tenacity and compassion of this litigator for his clients. I thought I'd never find one, nor do I think I could have ever found better. The office staff is also very professional, helpful and courteous, and I'm sure they put in their hours prepping client's cases for the attorneys and creating a smooth running office. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to Attorney Matthew Lager (and the firm). I shall be forever grateful to him for his help and dedication.

H. Foster

Attorney Lager is amazing! He is understanding and really listens to what you have to say. He keeps you updated on your case and explains everything in detail so you know what to expect. I would highly recommend him or his firm.

Sandy Gool

I highly recommend this law firm for any injury case! I worked with Matthew Lager. He was professional, friendly, and very efficient. He explained everything in detail along the way and made sure all my questions were answered. This was the first time I ever pursued any type of legal matter and he made it easy for me and got great results!

Kevin Brown

Like a lot of people, I was scared about working with a lawyer, but this firm is incredible! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the contracts for fees are straightforward (no legal jargon that only the attorney could understand). I worked with Attorney Barnett, and he was incredibly professional, and helped me understand the whole process of disability. If you have any hesitations, you can safely set them aside for this firm!

Rich B.

Five Things Not to Do After a Car Accident

Do NOT forget to call the police to the accident scene
Having a police report is critical to establishing fault for the car accident. Insurance companies rely heavily on police crash reports when making liability determinations. The police should always be called even if nobody appears to be injured.

Do NOT leave the scene of the car accident
No matter the circumstances of a crash, you should never leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident before the police arrive and say it's okay to do so. Even if there appears to be no damage to the vehicles, do not simply drive away.

Do NOT admit fault for the car accident
Many people make the mistake of immediately exiting their car and beginning to apologize for the crash even if it was not their fault. It is always best to check if everyone is fine and call the police. Never admit fault after being involved in a collision - just report the facts of the accident to the police. It isn't uncommon for other witnesses with better vantage points to come forward to demonstrate the accident was actually someone else's fault.

Do NOT provide a recorded statement to any insurance company
You should never give a verbal or written statement to any insurance company, including your own. Insurance adjusters are trained to and experienced at questioning you in an effort to create a record favorable for them and unfavorable for you. The other driver’s insurance carrier will question you with the intent of demonstrating that you were at least partially responsible for the happening of the accident. Your own insurance company will question you with the intent of demonstrating that they should not have to provide insurance coverage for you as it relates to the motor vehicle accident due to a loophole found in the fine print of your motor vehicle insurance policy, typically referred to in your insurance policy as a “policy exclusion.”

Do NOT represent yourself in your personal injury claim
There are many complicated legal issues involved in the pursuit of a claim stemming form a motor vehicle collision. Attempting to represent yourself in a claim can result in irreparable harm to your case. We frequently see individuals contact our office after unsuccessfully trying to handle the matter themselves. Typically these individuals have said and done things in their efforts that result in negative implications to their case. 

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