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New York Accidents Buildings Attorney

Accidents in Buildings, Sidewalks or StreetsAt the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we help people who were injured in accidents that resulted from poor maintenance of, or defects in, a property, sidewalk, or parking lot.  Construction or other debris in walkways can also cause an unsafe environment in which these injuries may occur.  Many of the cases we have handled involve accidents that occurred in construction settings or involve a building that was improperly maintained, but we also handle cases where a lack of security caused a client to fall victim to a crime.

To recover damages for these types of accidents, we must prove that a dangerous condition existed on the property and that the person or company that owns, operates or manages the property was negligent in protecting you.  This means there was a situation that presented an unreasonable and obvious risk, like a section of broken sidewalk, and the owner, operator or manager did not make a reasonable effort to fix it.

In one case, we obtained a verdict for a woman who injured her arm because of defective sidewalk cellar doors.  The defense offered $200,000 to settle the case, but we took it to trial and got $525,000 for the injured person.

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We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job.

If you don’t have a doctor to treat you for your injury, we may well be able to find doctors that can treat you without you paying them until the end of the case, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.

Who is Liable in a Building, Apartment, Sidewalk or Street Accident?

Determining liability in an accident is difficult, but we can help.  Depending on the details of the accident, liability may fall on the party responsible for maintaining the building, sidewalk, roadway or parking lot where the accident occurred.

Examples of Accidents and Injuries in Buildings, Apartments, Sidewalks and Streets

We have received favorable verdicts on cases involving the following:

  • Falls from scaffolding at construction sites
  • Lead poisoning from paint in apartments
  • Sprained ankles from slipping and falling
  • Hot water burns
  • Injuries related to fire and/or smoke
  • A faulty door lock that led to the rape of a woman
  • Injuries sustained from being hit by a car

Cases for Accidents in Buildings, Apartments, Sidewalks and Streets

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence, or carelessness of others, please contact us immediately for your free consultation.  We will guide you through the process, explain your rights and will make very effort to help you get the most compensation for your case or claim.  Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496).



Client Testimonials

Mr.Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg really care about representing people who might otherwise not be represented. They come to your home, if you are unable for whatever reason to meet with them in their office. That is a rare thing in this day and age. They do excellent work and try their utmost to achieve a positive outcome.read more
Veronica B.
I have worked as appellate counsel and of counsel to Mr. Wilhelm for 25 years. Mr. Wilhelm's firm always does an extremely thorough job of working up each client's case in order to optimize the chances of maximum recovery. The Wilhelm firm zealously litigates their clients' claims and, if necessary, will take a case to trial and on appeal to ensure that their clients get the best results possible under the law.read more
Susan N.
Mr. Wilhelm was very helpful and caring the whole step of the way. Also very efficient in handling my case which was very difficult. I could not thank him or his staff enough for their support.
Inawa M
Most helpful and caring law firm! Mr. Wilhelm and Mr.. Ginsberg make you feel right at ease! Happy holidays to all!
Veronica B.
Extremely professional and polite staff. Very caring lawyers and Mr. Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg made you feel right at ease. Would definitely recommend them to others!
Veronica B.
So thankful Mr. Wilhelm accepted me as a client!!I was first taken in by an attorney that only had his interests first, I can't even imagine how I would live if Mr. Wilhelm didn't get the chance to review my case, use his knowledge and experience and WIN BIG!!I didn't know what to expect as far as compensation but I knew everything was going to be all right when Mr. Wilhelm called me one day and asked is he could settle....WOW!!!Not only did Mr. Wilhelm win a summary judgement for me(in my situation this was very good), Mr. Wilhelm got me more money in my pocket than what the bum attorney I was with first demanded in full resolution.Don't waste your time like I did, talk to Mr. Wilhelm first and you will understand what I already know.I learned from my suit, every decision you make WILL AFFECT YOUR WELL BEING!!read more
transcender72
I met with an accident and my leg was broken. My friend suggested me to consult Kenneth A. Wilhelm's law firm as my medical bills was more than the coverage limits of the responsible party. Mr. Wilhelm was very friendly and kept me informed about the case progress and the case outcome was exactly what we expected.read more
John C.
Great attorney. Professional and courteous staff. Wouldn't use anyone else.
Joni Cicerale M.
When my daughter was burned in an accident, my husband and I looked for a good lawyer who specialized in burn cases. My husband found Mr. Kenneth A. Wilhelm, and we called him and met with him. He told us he would do whatever he could for our daughter, and he did! We were very pleased with the work Mr. Wilhelm did for our daughter, and we are glad we chose such an excellent lawyer. We would choose his services again if we had to, and I would recommend his services to my family, friends, or anyone who has need of a lawyer. My daughter is doing well because of him.read more
Stanley G.
My son was born prematurely, and I trusted the doctors and hospital to get him through the first few weeks and out of danger. The doctors made some mistakes in their procedures and my son is now injured for life because of their mistakes. I didn't know what to do. I hired Ken Wilhelm's law office because I heard from someone that Ken Wilhelm is the best. He and his attorneys held the hospital responsible for their errors. We received a very large settlement. It doesn't fix my son's suffering but I feel that my attorneys helped me get what my family deserved for our hardship.read more
Jean S.
I have known Mr. Wilhelm for the past 12 or more years. He represented me for different problems that I had, and he was very successful. I have no problem in recommending him to my friends and neighbors because he is an honest and reliable attorney.
Malcolm N.
I have been a client of Kenneth A. Wilhelm's law firm for many years. I am very pleased with the services that I have received. I have always told my family, friends, and neighbors that if they ever need a lawyer, they should contact Mr. Wilhelm. The employees are not only helpful in assisting your needs, but they are trustworthy and you can be comfortable leaving all matters in their hands. They were very helpful to me and my family when I had my accident, like a second family. Please don't hesitate to call the Wilhelm firm; they will be there for you in your time of need.read more
Guy F.

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