New York City Personal Injury Lawyer
Tried and True Experience on Your Side
Regardless of whether you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident, a New York City personal injury attorney from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is ready to take immediate action to help you receive just financial compensation. We offer free initial consultations so that you can get the answers you need and find out how much your case is potentially worth.
We can meet with you wherever you need us, even if you are in the hospital or at home and unable to travel. Our team of NYC injury lawyers has more than 50 years of combined experience. With a track record that includes more than $100 million recovered in settlements and verdicts, you can be assured that we know how to get the results you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Represent
According to statistics from the city government, nine out of ten bicycle fatalities are the result of collisions with motor vehicles. Although some bike accidents are the fault of the cyclist, a large percentage of incidents are due to negligent or reckless behavior on the part of the automobile driver.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing families in claims against doctors who exhibited negligence that caused a birth injury. If your child has suffered Erb's palsy,
cerebral palsy, or another type of injury at birth, we have the knowledge and resources to help you.
Boat / Ferry Accidents
Were you injured while commuting on a ferry or riding a boat recreationally? Contact us to learn whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim against the ferry operator or boat owner. If negligent piloting or unsafe equipment is responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our office to learn more.
Second- and third-degree burns are among the most painful types of injury, both physically and emotionally. If you have suffered thermal, chemical, or electrical burns, we can investigate the accident for evidence of whether a defective product or an unsafe condition was the cause of your injury.
Our attorneys can represent the victims of bus accidents, including passengers who were hurt while riding a bus and individuals who were injured being struck by a bus. We can assist you in filing a claim against a private bus operating company or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and will work to get you fair compensation.
Almost everyone will be in a car accident at some point in life, but most will escape the incident with nothing more than minor injuries. Unfortunately, some people do not come away from an accident unscathed. If you have been seriously hurt in an accident or have lost a loved one in a fatal collision, let us help you pursue compensation from every available source.
After suffering a serious or debilitating injury such as severe burns, brain injury, or spinal cord injury, your life could be changed forever. You deserve maximum compensation for all current and ongoing damages, which is why you should hire an attorney with proven success.
Witnessing your child enduring pain and trauma from an injury can be one of the most difficult things you endure as a parent or guardian. Your child deserves to be given the best medical treatment and you can provide that for them by recovering compensation from the person responsible.
Civil Rights / False Arrest
The United States of America operates under ethical values that apply to all people – regardless of race, age, gender or beliefs. Sometimes, law enforcement officers wrongfully arrest citizens because of prejudice, an administrative mistake or even discrimination. Protect yourself and your rights by hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous lines of work in New York City, accounting for a large percentage of fatal workplace accidents every year. Certain types of job site accidents are especially common, such as falls, electrocution, and being struck by such objects as falling tools or lumber.
Filing a lawsuit against a large manufacturer can be a daunting challenge because they typically have vast resources for defending their businesses against legal action and are anxious to avoid being found liable for causing injuries or death. To even the playing field, you need a proven injury lawyer on your side who has the legal muscle to fight for your right to compensation.
If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, New York state law allows for you to recover compensation only for your medical expenses unless you can prove that the dog has a propensity for aggression or violence. If you can prove a history of violent behavior in the animal or that the owner was negligent in its handling of the dog, then you may be able to claim other types of damages.
Falls from Heights
Construction workers take risks as part of their everyday job duties, and one of the greatest dangers to their safety is the possibility of falling from heights. Whether the fall is from a ladder, scaffolding or a rooftop, falling from heights is listed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as being one of the top four most common lethal construction accidents.
Firefighting is one of the most respected jobs in the world – and rightly so. Individuals who put their lives in danger every day to make sure that others stay safe deserve a special respect. Because of this, it is important that injured firefighters get the financial compensation they need and deserve.
Don't assume that your doctor did everything he or she could to prevent causing your injury! Doctors make mistakes just like everyone else, but when they do, the results can be disastrous for the patient. An attorney on our team formerly worked at a medical malpractice defense firm, which gives us a unique insight into how to get results in this type of case.
If you and your family were exposed to harmful contaminates such as mold in your home, your landlord may be held liable for providing you with an unsafe living environment. Contact our office to learn more about claims concerning mold exposure.
Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by an automobile driver and can leave the rider with catastrophic injuries or even result in death. If it can be proven that the driver is at fault, such as for denying the right of way or failing to look before turning, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your losses, injury, and suffering.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
When you have reason to suspect that an elderly loved one is suffering abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is vital that you contact an attorney who can help you investigate the situation. The right legal representation and action can help safeguard your family member's rights as well as their physical and emotional well-being.
The New York City Department of Transportation reports that the city is among the safest in the nation in terms of pedestrian accidents. However, if you have been injured as a result of being struck by a vehicle, you may be able to take legal action to recover monetary damages from the driver. To help you establish the facts of the case and who is at fault, do not hesitate to ask an attorney on our team to help you understand your options.
Accidents happen, but property owners can be held liable for the condition of their premises. If you are injured on someone's property and it can be proven that the owner knew about the subpar conditions yet failed to take reasonable corrective actions, you may be able to take legal action against them.
Slip and Falls
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to raise the question of whether someone or something is at fault for causing the fall. Many slip and falls are the result of a property owner's failure to fix problems such as sidewalk cracks, uneven stairs or cluttered walkways. These circumstances may entitle the victim to a claim for financial compensation.
Social Security Disability
If you are disabled because injuries that keep you from the ability to work, contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn about how we can assist you in filing for Social Security Disability Insurance.
New York City has the largest public transportation system in the world and the New York City Transit Authority is responsible for keeping passengers safe. When you or your family are injured in a subway accident, you may be able to file a claim for compensation if you are able to prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of the government authorities who are in charge.
Every day, we come into contact with many different and possibly dangerous chemicals in our homes, businesses and city. If you suffered injuries due to toxic exposure at work or because of a dangerous product, you may be able to claim compensation for those injuries from the party responsible for your overexposure.
Have you been injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver? Let us investigate the situation to find evidence that proves that the trucker is at fault so that you can file a claim for financial compensation. Whether the trucker was fatigued, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or was driving recklessly, you should not be forced to pay the price for the accident.
Victims of Violence
If you were a victim of violence in New York City, you may be wondering what your options are in pursuing legal action. Criminal prosecution for violence is not the only means of seeking justice. Contact our office to learn about the civil remedies available to you in order to seek compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries.
Do not risk going uncompensated for the tragic, preventable death of a loved one. If your family member's demise could have been avoided, an attorney from our firm can represent you in legal action and assist with investigating the situation. In a case like this, you already are burdened with terrible grief so let our firm help you demand a settlement or jury verdict to offset the significant financial impact of your loss.