Answering Your Personal Injury Questions

Kelner & Kelner is a New York firm focusing on personal injury suits. Our clients come to us after catastrophic injuries. Our experience and track record give us access to some of the most cutting-edge legal techniques and resources for our cases, and our success speaks to our ability. We have obtained more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. You can trust us to work professionally and engage with you on a personal level.

We understand that you are probably overwhelmed. You or a loved one is in pain and you need help. We have answers. Below are some of the most common questions our clients ask. For more detailed information or answers to questions on your specific case, you can call our office directly at 212-425-0700 or send us a confidential email.

What Is Personal Injury?

Personal injury lawsuits are a legal remedy that holds negligent parties accountable for others’ injuries. That means that if you are hurt because someone was not paying attention or not doing what he or she was supposed to do, you can file a claim for the cost of your medical expenses, your inability to work and other costs that result from your injury.

What Types Of Injuries Qualify?

Though many types of injuries qualify for a personal injury suit, Kelner & Kelner focuses on the most serious injuries. We take on cases involving brain damage, limited mobility and paralysis, and wrongful death. If your injury is changing your life and circumstances, call our office. We will evaluate your claim.

Why Should I File A Personal Injury Suit?

Many people cannot afford serious medical expenses; they bankrupt families. A personal injury suit can help keep your family afloat and provide closure for your injury.

What If Insurance Has Already Offered Me A Settlement?

You need to make sure a lawyer reviews the offer before you accept. Insurance companies typically undervalue the needs of the injured. Our attorneys will help make sure that you have access to the medical care you need and that your insurance settlement values your care long term.

$7,250,000 Settlement - Personal Injury

Settlement was reached for a former New York City Corrections Officer who attempted suicide with her City issued firearm. Her suicide attempt resulted in her becoming fully paralyzed.

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$5,750,000 Settlement- Premises Accident

37 year old female, was injured in a building in Queens, New York when the external walkway collapsed. As a result of the accident, she sustained multiple fractures to her face, torso, arms and legs which required multiple surgeries.

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$5,100,000 Verdict- Municipal Worker Accident / Slip and Fall

A 48 year old male New York City municipal worker significantly injured his knee, which was replaced. The injury was caused when he slipped and fell in a puddle of oil caused by a leaking garbage truck.

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$3,100,000 Verdict - Premises Liability

A 6 year old boy fractured his ankle in a skateboarding accident at a NY City Skate Park, in the Bronx. The jury verdict was reached in Bronx County, against City of New York.

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$1,500,000 Settlement – Trip and Fall / City of New York Worker

A female in her 40’s was severely injured her spine, which required surgery, when she tripped and fell in a hole covered by water in a City of NY garage. The settlement was reached with the City of NY.

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$1,300,000 Settlement - Negligent Security

A woman in her 60’s was injured at New York sporting event. The settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,249,000 Settlement - Commercial Cleaning Accident (NY State Labor Law)

A female, in her 40’s, was injured when she fell off a ladder while cleaning air ducts at the South Street Seaport, in Manhattan. She fractured both wrists, which required surgery. The case settled in New York County.

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$1,150,000 Settlement- Negligent Security -

A women visiting New York, was sexually assaulted in a Manhattan hotel. The claim for negligent security was settled prior to trial.

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$25,000,000 Settlement - Bicycle Accident

A 33-year-old man was struck by a cable company’s commercial van while he was riding his bicycle in the Bronx. He sustained numerous and substantial injuries to his head and brain, jaw, arms and legs which required 15 surgeries. The settlement was reached in the Bronx, NY.

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$9,800,000 Settlement - Subway Accident

A man in his mid-50’s was dragged by a City of NY subway train, which resulted in severe leg injuries. The settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,900,000 Settlement - Pedestrian Accident

A City of New York sanitation worker in his mid-50’s was severely injured when a truck struck a car, which then hit our client. He had spinal surgery and even with pre-existing condition, the substantial settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,700,000 Settlement - Commercial Trucking Accident

On the Long Island Expressway, an overloaded commercial shipping truck collided with our client’s car, resulting in severe injuries. This was the first time in New York that a commercial shipper was held liable for a personal injury claim. The settlement was reached in Nassau County, NY.

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