Best NYC Personal Injury Lawyers
Raiser & Kenniff is a team of top rated NYC personal injury lawyers. Our attorney help victims of personal injuries get justice and compensation. We committed, 100%, to helping you recover, and get justice. Typically, that means pursuing a claim against the responsible party, and his/her insurance company. We never charge a fee, unless we’re able to win your case. We fimrly believe that justice begins with speaking to one of our attorneys, and getting a free consultation.
Our New York personal injury lawyers firmly believe each and every victim has the right to legal representation. That’s why we focus on providing the best possible service and results. We review each case, based on the merits of the case – and how likely it is our personal injury lawyers in NYC can help get compensation. If we determine there is negligence, we will take your case on – and go the distance for you. We help clients get compensation for things like lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
We help clients all over New York
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.
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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.
Why Raiser & Kenniff, PC
50 Years Experience
50 years of combined experience
The law firm of Raiser & Kenniff, PC, has over 50 years of combined experience. Our team of trial lawyers, can help with any type of crime, ranging from a simple misdemeanor, to high class federal cases. With experience helping celebrities, and individuals alike, we are capable of helping you.
Our founding partners are both former new york prosecutors who understand how to handle a criminal case from every angle and therefore, they can provide you with the strongest possible defense. With over 50 years of combined experience, Raiser & Kenniff, is the place to turn to.
Army Veterans JAG Officers
Army Veterans JAG officers
In addition to serving as former prosecutors, the founding partners at Raiser & Kenniff, PC, are both Army Veterans, who served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Both have served active duty in Iraq.
Top Rated Lawyers
Many of our NYC divorce lawyers are highly rated by lawyer rating organizations, like AVVO, Martindale Hubbel, and numerous other attorney rating services. If they can trust us – so can you.
Our NY divorce law firm consists of some of the best attorneys in New York. We work tirelessly, to get you the outcome you need. If you’re considering divorce – it’s smart to speak to our attorneys before you take any steps. We can advise you on all the possible scenarios, and prepare you for what is the best situation. Our team of attorneys is very aggressive, and unflinching. We never compromise on helping our clients get what they rightfully deserve – regardless of how aggressive the other side is. We make it a point to keep you involved every step of the way. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys can explain the law to you in an easily accessible manner.
We Treat You and Protect You Like Family
– That’s Why We Win
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.
When it comes to bicycle accidents, our firm can handle all types of cases. From collisions, to vehicle doors, accidents with government vehicles or property, to defective bicycles, our team has you covered. Choosing an accident lawyer means deciding upon one that can handle your case like it should be handled. Our firm can do just that. Our legal professionals have experience will all kinds of bicycle accidents, which means that we are fully capable of handling your case too.
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.
Tom is the best lawyer out there across the board. He will get you the best result possible for your situation. He will advocate for you to ensure the BEST outcome.
Mr. Steve Raiser did an excellent job handling my case, his hard work led to the dismissal of my cases. Not only was Steve Raiser very professional, he was also very personable as I was able to talk to him as a friend and seek advice from him. Steve Raiser made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him to family, friends, and anyone who is in need of help from an attorney.
We Are Selective About How Many Clients We Help Each Month
Our lawyers limit their caseloads so that they can give the proper personal attention to each client and case we accept. Unlike many NY divorce firms where paralegals and non-attorney mediators handle the bulk of the work, our attorneys dedicate their time and expertise to getting you the most valuable representation for your money. Our firm understands that divorce will be a turning point in our clients’ lives, and we treat these matters with the same attention to detail that we would if they were happening in our own lives.
Risk Free Consultation
We offer a risk free consultation, in person, or over the phone. We will explain your rights, and options, in this call, and help you determine what your next moves should be. You have no obligation to work with us, if you take the consultation – but we firmly believe that after speaking to one of our attorneys, you’ll want to work with us. Give us a call, or fill out our contact form, so we can get started with an initial evaluation on your case. Our divorce law firm has 3 convenient locations, in NYC, Nassau County, and Suffolk County – so you can meet us wherever, and whenever, convenient to you.
Raiser & Kenniff, PC’s team of divorce lawyers have a lot of experience handling tough, and complex cases. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling cases ranging from complex criminal issues, to tough and time consuming divorce proceedings. Our firm is frequently interviewed by the media, and is well respected by lawyers and judges alike. There’s a reason for that: Aggressive and Unyielding – We are a NYC divorce law firm founded by 2 former Prosecutors. It’s rare to find a firm as aggressive, and unwavering, as Raiser & Kenniff, PC.
Aggressive and Unyielding
We are a NYC divorce law firm founded by 2 former Prosecutors. It’s rare to find a firm as aggressive, and unwavering, as Raiser & Kenniff, PC.
Top Notch Litigators
Our firm has been recognized as a top law firm by many of the top lawyer ranking and rating services, such as Avvo, National Trial Lawyers Association, and many more.
We’re Dedicated To You
Unlike other law firms who only care about billing you for more money – our firm actually cares about you. We provide the highest level of attention to each client – and we try to give you the best, and simplest solution. Our goal is your success!
We’re your ally. We’re your guiding hand.
Often, your spouse, or his/her attorney, will try to take advantage of you in family court. They’ll try to use your emotions against you; they’ll use your children and try to blackmail you. We are here to prevent that. We use the rules and our experience to prevent any mistakes that dedication, and commitment. We’re in this together with you – and we treat you like family.
Frequently asked questions
Our law firm is the best place to go when you must file a complaint against someone for personal injury. The settlements that we reach are designed to pay you the money you deserve, but we must work with the defendant to create a payment plan that works for everyone.
You may contact us 24 hours a day 7 days a week with questions, and we will help you with a free consultation. Our customer service is the best in the industry, and we will ensure you are given the money you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers NYC are duty-bound to assist you, and we will not rest until you receive the remuneration you need to help support your family.
Payments may not come through for a few months after a case is settled depending on the arrangements reached with the defendant. We will inform you of the payment timetable once an agreement has been reached, and we will work with the court on the payment plan arranged by the judge.
A judge’s duty is to enforce the rules of the court, but a judge cannot force someone to pay money they do not have. Time may be set aside for a defendant to come up with the money needed to pay you, and the judge will inform you of arrangements that have been made. You may not agree with the arrangements, and we will file a petition on your behalf to speed up the payment process.
Our NYC personal injury lawyers are committed to bring you the payment you deserve for injuries you have suffered, but we cannot cause a judge or defendant to pay money that does not exist. Please bear with us as we work on payment arrangements that will stabilize your family’s finances. You may not know when the money is coming, but we can assure that the money will be paid in due time.
Court judgments are completely different from settlements. A settlement is a number that you both agreed upon when the deal was reached. A judgment reached by the court is a number a judge chose to penalize the defendant, and the defendant is subject to the rules of the court once the judgment has been made.
The payments are made through the court, and your money come from the court system. Our attorneys do not watch the judgment money, but we do not ensure the court is sending you the proper amount every month or year. Defendants who do not make payments are penalized by the court, and you will receive notice when payments are missed.
Judges are very busy, and they work out deals that will get through the court system quickly. You may not agree with the payment arrangements that are made, but you must trust us to work with the judge on a payment plan that benefits you. Our goal is to help you, but we must work within the bounds of the court system to offer assistance.
The money that comes in from a settlement will be handled by attorneys in our office. We use special escrow accounts that will send the money directly to you, and you will not be left wondering where your money is. Our attorneys monitor each account for proper payment, and we will send out letters of notice to any defendants who do not meet their payment obligations.
We do not take any money from you when your case is pending, but we do accept payment after your case is finalized. Our payments come from the settlement payments, and we send you a record of each transaction. We work to create an environment of total transparency, and you may see the records for your escrow account at any time.
We are very careful with your money, and we are aware of the tax implications of the settlements you receive. We document every payment that is made for your records, and we will help you understand how to file the settlement on your taxes. The IRS wants to know where the money came from, and we have the documentation needed to file your year-end tax return. We have never left a client without the paperwork needed to appease the IRS.
Settlements that are reached out of court are not bound by the rules of the court. our attorney and the attorney for the defendant will come to an agreement that you will sign off on, and we will not approve until a deal until you are satisfied. The settlement itself is a total dollar figure that the defendant agrees to pay in a binding contract, but how the money is paid must be determined at the bargaining table.
Money from settlements may be paid in one lump sum, or you may request periodic payments that come to you from the defendant. The two sides must come to an agreement before the settlement can be reached, and the defendant must abide by the terms of the settlement once it is reached. The court will not get involved unless you must sue at a later time for lack of payment.
The paperwork for your settlement will be used in future legal proceedings, and we will ensure you are protected if a defendant claims the settlement agreement is not met. Allow us to handle the defendant and any future communications to avoid trouble with the settlement you have reached.
The money that you receive from a judgment or settlement is not instant cash you get from a check. Every settlement and judgment has its own parameters, and you must allow the justice system to tell you when your money will be handed out. Our NYC personal injury lawyers help move this process along, but we cannot will money existence. Our attorney will advice you of your rights in each case, and we will help ensure you receive your money in a timely manner.