WHY RAISER & KENNIFF, PC

  • Work With Former Assistant District Attorneys - The founding partners at Raiser & Kenniff, PC, both former new york prosecutors who have years of experience, litigating against "big-names," and successfully winning. When it comes to facing big insurance companies, no one is more qualified to represent you. With 30 years of combined experience, Raiser & Kenniff, is the place to turn when you or a loved one are accused of a crime.

  • Nationally Recognized Legal Professionals - The founding partners at Raiser & Kenniff, PC, are nationally recognized by the media as the go-to, legal analysts. Turn to a law firm with national recognition.

  • Risk Free Consultation - Regardless of whether you are in New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County, we offer a risk-free consultation for personal injuries. No strings attached. We work on a contingency basis.

NYC Personal Injury Lawyers

New York is a vibrant state. It is known the world over for its musical roots, its culinary delights, and as a center of business. NYC is a vibrant city inside New York. New York residents have the right to be able to engage in their daily activities without worrying about being injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, every single day in New York, hundreds of people are injured in automobile accidents, as a result of medical malpractice, after being attacked by a dog, by slipping and falling, and a whole host of other avoidable injuries. If you or your loved ones are the victims of a personal injury in New York, you need a NYC personal injury lawyer who understands personal injury law and who has the skill set necessary to see to it that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Negligence in Personal Injury Lawsuits

The term negligence in a legal sense is used to describe a situation where one person has the responsibility of seeing to it that another individual is reasonably protected from injury. For example, a doctor has the responsibility to treat their patients in the safest way possible. However, if the doctor leaves an operating tool inside their patient and the patient develops an infection, the doctor may find themselves facing a medical negligence lawsuit. This is because they had a duty to their patient, and they breached that duty or failed to meet the duty.

In addition to breach of duty, in the state of New York there are other factors that must be true before a personal injury lawsuit can be filed. First, the breach of duty must have been what led to your injury. In the above mentioned example, if the doctor had not left the medical tool inside the patient, the patient would not have developed an infection. Additionally, it has to be clear that it was the breach of duty and not something else that led to the injury. Finally, you have to be able to prove that you are injured and as a result of the injury you suffered loss. Our personal injury attorneys in NYC can help prove this

In the state of New York, the court can determine what percentage of the injury was caused by the plaintiff’s negligence, and what percentage of the injury might have been caused by the defendant’s negligence. Damages are awarded based on this determination, and a NYC personal injury lawyer fights to get you the most damages possible.

What Are Some Types of Personal Injuries?

Common examples of injuries that result from another’s parties negligence include the following:

Dog Bites: Being attacked by a dog can be a very emotionally traumatic experience. It can also result in some serious injuries. Every single year in the United States many individuals are fatally attacked by dogs. Thousands receive serious injuries. In the state of New York, if a dog attacks a person without the person provoking it, the owner of the dog or the person who was responsible for the dog at the time of the attack must completely compensate the injured individual. In New York the majority of the dog bite cases that result in the plaintiff recovering damages have awards of under $50,000. In approximately 4 percent of the cases awards are given in excess of half $1 million. The amount of the award depends on a number of factors including the severity of the injury caused by the dog and the amount of recovery time the patient will need. If you suffer from a dog bite, speak to one of our personal injury lawyers in NYC today. 

Construction Accidents: By its very nature, working in construction is dangerous. It involves using powerful tools, often in awkward and precarious situations. For this reason the government has established standards that are designed to protect construction workers from injury. That being said, in New York every year thousands of people are hurt working on construction sites. Some injuries come because of negligence on the part of contractors. Others are as a result of negligence on the part of fellow employees, and some injuries happen because of malfunctioning tools and equipment. Hiring an NYC personal injury lawyer can help you get damages.

Depending on the severity of the injury, compensation for construction accidents can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.

Wrongful Death: Nothing can be more devastating for family than to hear that their loved one has died as the result of someone else’s negligence. We understand that there is no amount of money in the world that can bring a dead loved one back or replace the companionship that this individual offered. In the state of New York there is the New York Survival Action Act and the Wrongful Death Act. Thanks to these two legal statutes, surviving family members may be entitled to some form of financial compensation. In the state of New York between the years of 1994 and 2014, more than 45 percent of wrongful death lawsuits resulted in compensation under $50,000. Four percent of the cases resulted in compensation from between $1 million and $1,999,999. Approximately five percent of the cases resulted in compensation in excess of $5 million.

Product Liability: When you buy a product, it’s reasonable for you to expect that it is going to operate in a safe way. However, when said product malfunctions because it was not built according to recognized safety standards, the manufacturer of the product and at times the distributor of the product may be liable.

When it comes to product liability, other factors such as strict liability come to play. Strict liability means that manufacturers are responsible for the injuries their product causes, regardless of if they knew or should have known that the product could have been unsafe. Breach of warranty is when a manufacturer or distributor does not comply with a warranty, be written or implied, that the product is safe or that it is free from defect.

Product liability can affect everything from medical devices to defective automobiles to unsafe food products to unsafe equipment and machinery. In the state of New York the statistics compensation from product liability cases varies but can range into the tens of millions of dollarsWe invite anyone who feels that they have been a victim of a personal injury to have a free consultation with us. We do not take every single case. But if we do take your case, it does mean that our personal injury lawyers in NYC feel your case is one that we can win. You pay no attorney fees until you receive a settlement check or until the jury hands-down a financial verdict.

Our NYC personal injury lawyer’s goal is to protect you from insurance companies that will try to low-ball you. Do not accept a check from an insurance company without first talking to us.

Suffering a personal injury, watching a loved one suffer, or even worse yet losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence is a painful thing. Our NYC personal injury attorneys know that it will take time, fortitude, and financial support for you to get your life back on track. That is why at our law firm our goal is to stand up for your rights. Our record speaks for itself. Let us show you how we can use our skills to get you the financial compensation you deserve after being a victim of a personal injury.

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