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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
At Kenny & Kenny, we understand that every case is different. Our Personal Injury Attorneys will focus on the specific details of your case to help you achieve the best outcome possible. Contact us today if you or a loved one has been affected by any of the categories below. We look forward to hearing from you in the future!
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Our areas of specialty include the following but are not limited to;
Even the most prepared and knowledgeable construction site worker can suffer an injury. We at Kenny & Kenny can help you navigate workers compensation or personal injury fields of construction accidents. Construction sites have the potential to be extremely dangerous, and that danger can result in a variety of injuries. Often there is a basis for a claim against the owner or general contractor under sections 240,200, and 241(6) of the New York state labor law. If you have been injured outside of the state of New York, these laws may differ, and Kenny & Kenny will make the necessary adjustments to your case.
In motor vehicle accidents it is imperative to establish negligence on the part of the defendant. Meaning the defendant failed to provide a duty of care, which directly resulted in injury to the plaintiff. This negligence could be a result of the following; Texting while driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol or other substance, failure to yield, uncontrolled speeding, etc. These accidents can result in serious injuries which require significant medical attention. The plaintiffs may seek to be compensated for these medical costs in addition to pain and suffering, or lost wages as a result of the injury.
Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic for both parties. Various factors such as alcohol or drug use, texting while driving, uncontrolled speeding, failure to yield, etc. can significantly increase the chance of a severe injury. Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be devastating for those involved and loved ones. It is imperative to contact your attorney as soon as possible because New York state does have a statute of limitations when filing personal injury or accident cases.
NURSING HOME ABUSE
Each year in the United States, an estimated 2.1 million seniors are the victims of some form of abuse. What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse and neglect that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported. Research suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening and chronic conditions. There are far too many situations where nursing home residents are mistreated whether that’s through neglect or physical, mental, sexual and/or financial abuse. Statistics from federal and state authorities record that almost one-third of nursing homes throughout the United States have been issued citations for abuse infractions and violations. Ten percent of these were cases where elderly citizens who were not capable of defending or looking after themselves suffered significant harm or were exposed to unacceptable risks. If your loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, contact our office today at 315.471-0524.
A medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate if your physician deviated from or omitted accepted medical practices as outlined by the medical community. The most common reason for medical malpractice is negligence, as your attorney must prove such negligence. There are various forms of medical malpractice which result in a wide range of injuries ranging from minor injuries to death.
Wrongful death claims are civil actions brought on by surviving loved ones of the deceased. Wrongful death lawsuits are designed to provide monetary compensation to surviving loved ones who financially or emotionally relied on the dead. A wrongful death could have various causes; Negligent act, murder, medical malpractice, reckless driving, etc. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Most dog bite victims are children who will continue to live with the results of the attack for years to come. 4.7 million people annually suffer from dog bites resulting in injury. When suinga dog bite case, it is crucial to prove the dogs past vicious propensity. Your attorney will take steps to show that by doing the following; Saving clothing damaged in the attack, inquiring to the dog's history with others, leash law violations, previous attacks, etc. Your claim hinges on the dog's vicious propensities, which are easier proven sooner rather than later. Please contact us if you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite.
SLIP AND FALL
Many slip and fall victims suffer from life-altering injuries ranging from minor injuries to wrongful death. A critical aspect of slip and fall cases is the negligence of the owner of the premise in which you or a loved one slipped or fell. It is important to inquire as to previous complaints about the hazard, save the shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident, ask for any witnesses names and a form of contact. The property owner must keep their property in a safe condition for those invited onto the property. If it can be proven that a property owner was negligent and knew or should have known about the dangerous or defective condition that caused a slip and fall, you may be compensated for your injuries.
A product that is faulty because of poor design or found to be defective that is proven to be unreasonably dangerous. A defective product can put the user in danger of significant personal injury, violating your most fundamental right to be safe when using the product. Product liability law has a broad range of topics including but not limited to the following; defective vehicles, defective guardrails, dangerous drugs, nicotine poisoning, defective children's products, and many more. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain andsuffering, lost wages, or a diminished earning capacity.
Brain injuries are an insult to the brain which results in an impairment of physical or mental functioning. Two million people annually suffer from a brain injury, and half a million people seek treatment at hospitals for these injuries. Car accidents can cause brain injuries, work accidents, recreational accidents, slip and falls, etc.
Mesothelioma is a deadly and aggressive form of Cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral fiber valued for its versatile use in construction. Microscopic fibers from the asbestos are quickly broken down and inhaled when breathing. Because the microscopic fibers are airborne, they do pose a health risk to bystanders as well as those working directly with the material. Mesothelioma as well as various other illness’ could be a result of asbestos exposure if the particles become logged in your lungs. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another mesothelial related illness, contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Workers compensation is a form of compensating the employee for lost wages resulting from an injury sustained during the course of employment. Once the workers' compensation carrier knows of the injury or illness, it can start paying for your medical bills and a percentage of your average weekly income. Alternatively, a workers' compensation carrier could reject your claim, in which case you may need to appeal the rejection with your state workers' compensation board.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) pays benefits to you or members of your family if you are insured. If you have worked long enough (approximately 5-10 years), paying Social Security taxes funds this program. A person who receives SSD is enrolled in Medicare after two years.
Social Security Income (SSI) pays you benefits based on financial need, whether or not you have worked. SSI is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. A person who is eligible to receive SSI could qualify for Medicare without a waiting period.
A pharmaceutical injury occurs when an individual takes a medication or is given a medical device that is defective, is prescribed the wrong medication by his or her doctor or is told by a medical professional to take the incorrect dosage of a safe drug. By law, drug manufacturers are required to produce prescription drugs and medical devices that are safe and free from unreasonably dangerous defects. Sadly, this does not always happen. Pharmaceutical companies, either due to fraud or a lack of attention, will sell prescription drugs or medical devices which are unsafe and dangerous to consumers. When this happens these companies can be held liable under the law. If you believe that a drug manufacturing company has sold you or your loved one unsafe prescription drugs and medical devices, contact Kenny & Kenny to file a claim against the manufacturer.
Personal injury lawsuits are filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct. Most personal injury damages are classified as "compensatory," and are intended to compensate the injured plaintiff for what was lost due to the accident or injury. In many cases, time is of the essence so it is important to to seek legal action as soon as possible after your personal injury. Our attorneys will provide you with all the necessary information you need to begin the process of recovery, both physically and financially.
If there are any areas of Personal Injury you do not see covered on our site we may still be able to help. The experienced attorneys of Kenny & Kenny cover a wide variety of areas within the Personal Injury realm. You can be confident that our attorneys are prepared to provide your case with the time, dedication, and resources necessary to secure the largest possible verdict or settlement permitted under the law. If you or a loved one has been injured, we are here to help. Please contact Kenny & Kenny to further discuss your Personal Injury case today.
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