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Were you recently injured in a car accident? Or as a result of a slip and fall? Or injured on a job site? Accidents cause a host of injuries, and bring with them obvious, and sometimes less obvious, difficulties. You need a PLAN on how to fight for your rights and secure the best outcome for you and your family. The lawyers at Smith & Messina, LLP, can help you navigate the process from the beginning, to pursue the best course of action, and help you plan what’s next. We encourage you to call now to discuss your accident so we can start working for you immediately.

If you were harmed due to the negligence of another- whether it be a negligent driver, a poorly maintained sidewalk, an accident caused by a drunk driver, a dog bite or animal attack, or a dangerous workplace- please don’t hesitate to contact us. The personal injury attorneys at Smith & Messina, LLP, will work with you, answer your questions, and fight for you.

The personal injury process is complicated, and can be very long and difficult- that’s why it’s so important to work with attorneys that work with you, that return your calls and answer your questions, and who help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve. Smith & Messina, LLP, attorneys deal with:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Slip and Fall cases
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dog Bite or Animal Attack cases
  • Drunk or Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Negligent Injury

To learn more about our services, please contact Smith & Messina, LLP at 716-648-1400, or email us at personalinjury@smlawny.com to request a free, confidential consultation. Smith & Messina, helping you PLAN for what’s next.




Auto Accident/Drunk or Distracted Driving

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, do not hesitate to contact our office- we are here for you, and will help you create a Plan for justice. It’s important to act quickly, and the attorneys at Smith & Messina, LLP, will work directly with you in your pursuit of compensation, help put your mind at ease, and get your life back. We represent injured motorists throughout Western New York, helping them obtain justice for the pain and suffering caused by the negligence of another.


We are proud of our relationships with our clients, and work directly with you, answer your questions, and fight for you. Our firm will help you navigate the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit, seeking to recover medical bills or lost wages due to the injury, and to compensate you for damage to property, future loss of wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a Drunk or Distracted Driver, it is especially important to our call our office without delay. Injuries cased by a Drunk Driver entitle an individual under the law to recover for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.Our firm will help determine if others, in addition to the Drunk Driver, are legally liable for the injury and damaged caused by the accident. Vehicle owners permitting a Drunk Driver to operate his or her car, a bar or restaurant that sells alcohol to a visibly intoxicated individual or minor, may similarly be responsible.

Drivers that use their cell phones are distracted, and as a result may run red lights, operate their vehicle unsafely, and often cause serious traffic accidents. Our firm will help you bring a personal injury lawsuit against Distracted Drivers, and work with you to recover just compensation. The attorneys at Smith & Messina, LLP, will work with you to obtain justice, and compensation for the injury and hardship you or a loved one has endured as a result of a negligent or drunk driver. Please contact one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at 716-648-1400, or email us at personalinjury@smlawny.com for a free, confidential consultation. Smith & Messina, helping you PLAN for what’s next.

Slip and Fall/Dog Bite/Construction Accident/Negligent Injury


If you or a loved one are injured as a result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, injury, lost wages and medical expenses. Call Smith & Messina, LLP, today so our legal team can work with you to obtain justice. Slip and Falls are one of the most common type of personal injury cases caused by the negligence of another, and often result in serious injury to an individual.

In New York, a property owner has a duty to keep his or her property in reasonably safe condition. If you are injured as a result of a property owner failing to maintain their property in a safe condition, call our office to discuss your options. Whether it be a cracked or broken sidewalk, failure to remove snow or ice, unsafe stairs, or a poorly lit area, a Slip and Fall as a result of dangerous conditions can be damaging to a person. Our firm will work directly with you, and fight for you, to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

New Yorkers love their pets. But that love comes with responsibility. Pet owners have a duty to keep their pets under control, and if you or a loved one are hurt as a result of an owner not keeping their animal under control you may be entitled to compensation. If a dog or other animals has known vicious propensities, and then attack and injure an innocent victim, the attorneys at Smith & Messina, LLP, can work with you to bring a personal injury action and receive the justice you deserve.

New York State Labor Law provides special protections for workers who fall at work or are injured as a result of unsafe conditions on the job. Scaffolding accidents, falling objects, insufficient training, or unsafe work environments that cause injury may entitle an individual to damages. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a fall at work or because of an unsafe worksite, call Smith & Messina, LLP, today to plan what’s next. The attorneys at Smith & Messina, LLP, will work with you to obtain justice, and compensation for the injury and hardship you or a loved one has endured as a result of the negligence of others. Please contact one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at 716-648-1400, or email us at personalinjury@smlawny.com for a free, confidential consultation. Smith & Messina, helping you PLAN for what’s next.

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