About the Law Offices of Kennath A. Wilhelm
Our New York City personal injury law firm has more than four decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured clients and their families. While the clients we have represented over the years will tell you that our staff is knowledgeable and professional, we are particularly proud of the fact that they will readily talk about the amount of care we have for them. We represent those who have suffered injuries as a result of auto accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall accidents, construction accidents, medical negligence, fires and other types of traumatic incidents that are often caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others.
We work diligently to help our injured clients secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, damages and losses. We are plaintiffs’ attorneys, which means we represent only those individuals who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in an accident or a traumatic event. We only handle personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases.
What You Can Expect from Us
At the Law Offices of Kenneth Wilhelm, we are committed to the following:
- Loyalty to you and your cause.
- Updating you regularly and in a timely manner regarding the progress of your case.
- Treating you with dignity and respect.
- Handling your case with competence and diligence.
- Helping you understand what your case is worth.
- Returning all your calls in a prompt manner.
- Providing you with an accurate and honest assessment of your case.
- Explaining your legal rights and options clearly to our clients.
- Giving you all the information needed so you can decide how to proceed with your personal injury case.
Our goal in every case is to do the best possible job for our clients. We understand that the outcome of a personal injury case affects real people, their lives and their future. The difference between a win and a loss in these cases could have an impact on individuals for the rest of their lives. We don’t give up or give in. We are passionate about the pursuit of justice as well as securing fair compensation for our clients.
Going the Extra Mile for Our Clients
Our goal is to take our clients’ cases as far as we can in an effort to restore normalcy in their lives and place them in the condition they were in before the accident. In a lead poisoning case, when we were able to secure $950,000 out of a $1 million insurance policy for our injured client, we pushed further and got an additional $162,500 exceeding the policy limit. Often, we represent individuals who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries such as a brain injury, spinal cord damage or loss of limbs. It is hard to put a price tag on such a life-changing and devastating loss. This fact motivates us to fight hard and get the maximum possible compensation for our clients.
One of our clients, Nicholas Ross, who was injured in an auto accident says: “After my initial contact with Mr. Wilhelm I felt that me and my family would be taken care of. Mr. Wilhelm and the work that his firm did made a stressful time in my life filled with uncertainty the best that it could have been under the circumstances.”
Our clients will tell you that we genuinely care about them, that they receive letters and phone calls even after their case is closed and they have received compensation. If our clients are injured and cannot come to our office for a consultation, we make an appointment to visit them at a location that is convenient such as their home, office or hospital. If you are more comfortable speaking in your native tongue, we have a diverse staff that can help translate and make communication easier and more effective.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees or costs unless we recover compensation for you. This is what makes our civil justice system so unique. While large corporations including insurance companies have the ability to hire high-priced defense lawyers, the common man doesn’t have such means or resources. We are here to fight for you and give you the access to justice and fair compensation.
Fighting for the Underdog
At The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we are committed to fighting for the underdog. We are proud to have represented undocumented immigrants, individuals who come to this country and to New York City in search of a better life for themselves and their families. We represented an undocumented immigrant who came into this country in the trunk of a car.
Our law firm recovered $3,375,576 for a construction worker (an undocumented immigrant) who was seriously injured in a construction accident, making it one of the highest construction case settlements in New York that year. Recent studies have shown that undocumented immigrants are disproportionately injured in construction accidents, particularly those that involve falls because of lax safety at construction sites.
Large corporations can be unyielding when it comes to these personal injury cases. Regardless of the seriousness of the injuries or the tragic nature of the situation, insurance companies often fight to the very end.
As Kenneth Wilhelm puts it: “As far as large corporations are concerned, people who have suffered injuries or losses can be mere numbers on a page. But, we care enough to fight for the little guy, who almost always goes in as the underdog in these cases. Ultimately for us, it’s all about the client. They need to get the justice and the compensation they rightfully deserve. Often, we have to fight like crazy to make sure that happens. We consider it an honor and a privilege to be there to fight on our clients’ behalf and help them achieve the best possible outcome.”
How We Maximize Our Clients’ Claims
Our law firm has the resources to pursue your claim all the way. We have access to experts, the ability to collect and preserve evidence that is needed to bolster your personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of Kenneth Wilhelm, we talk to witnesses, obtain medical records and any crucial statements, hire investigators and experts when necessary and explore all avenues of compensation that may be available for our clients. As our clients will tell you, we don’t give up. We fight hard to help you receive the compensation your rightfully deserve.
We know that one of the biggest motivations for our clients in personal injury cases is to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Here is testimony from one of our clients, Andy Nurse, whose son was permanently injured due to a hospital’s medical errors.
“I hired Ken Wilhelm’s law office because I heard from someone that they are 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.”
Awards and Accomplishments
Our law firm has consistently won awards and recognition from peers and other national and state organizations that rate attorneys based on not just case results and performance, but also for quality client service. Here are some of the distinctions achieved by Kenneth A. Wilhelm:
- 2014 New York Top 10 Attorney Award out of more than 311,000 lawyers in New York State from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc.
- Super Lawyers list, an honor accorded to no more than 5 percent of attorneys in New York State.
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York, awarded by the National Trial Lawyers group.
- A superlative 10.0, which is the highest possible rating from Avvo, an online attorney rating service.
- Best-selling author on Amazon of How To Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer: Why Experience Counts
- Earned first and fifth ranked settlements of $5,600,000 for a man on a bicycle that was hit by a van and $2,550,000 for Passenger in a Motor Vehicle out of more than 311,000 lawyers in New York State (New York Law Journal)
Passion, Professionalism, Compassion
We bring passion and professionalism to every case we take on. From the time you make that first phone call, you will feel the genuine concern our entire team has in terms of catering to your needs – whether it is accompanying you to a doctor’s visit or sitting down and explaining your legal rights and options. When you retain us, you are hiring a law firm that strives to do the utmost for you. We have obtained compensation for clients in cases where they were told to settle for significantly less – a fraction of what we were able to get them.
Our clients recognize the empathy we have for them. Here is Bronx resident Genoveva Lopez, who suffered leg injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, talking about her experience with our firm: “Mr. Wilhelm himself calls me from time to time to see how I am doing. Even though my case is now finished and the law firm was paid, Mr. Wilhelm still cares about me. They never forget about their clients. They are a firm with a heart and compassion with an intelligent and wonderful team of employees.”
We believe that the element of compassion forms the cornerstone of the client experience we seek to provide at the Law Offices of Kenneth Wilhelm. Almost everyone who calls us has recently suffered a traumatic experience that has caused them physical pain, mental anguish and financial pressure. We will be sensitive and attentive to the needs of our clients. We understand they will be anxious to know how long their claim process will take and what steps they can expect to go through. This is why we are thorough when it comes to keeping our clients posted every step of the way.
Finding the Right Attorney for Your Case
How do you know you have the right attorney to represent you? You need to find a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law and personal injury cases. Find out from the lawyer if he or she has handled cases similar to yours. Look at the law firm’s experience and track record of success. Look at the verdicts and settlements they have obtained for past clients. What do their clients say about them? How do they treat you during the initial consultation? Is the initial consultation provided at no cost to you? Did you receive a comprehensive and honest case evaluation? These are just some of the questions you need to ask before retaining the services of a personal injury attorney.
What Damages Can You Seek?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost income and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. The worth or value of your claim will often depend in part on the type of injuries you have sustained and the nature and extent of those injuries.
The more serious the injuries, the higher the value of your claim is likely to be. However, it is important to remember that defendants and insurance companies may not offer fair compensation for those who have suffered serious injuries. You need an experienced and knowledgeable advocate on your side who will fight aggressively on your behalf and help you secure the monetary support you need during this difficult time.
Compensation for Victims
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or traumatic event, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you. Please contact us TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). WE CAN EVEN COME TO YOU. There is no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other TOLL FREE phone numbers for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800-LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at: www.WORK4YOULAW.com
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