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New York Accident Attorney

At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we represent victims who are injured or killed in accidents involving a car, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, moped or other form of motor vehicle or transportation.
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.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 5.5 million car crashes occurred in the US in 2009, 28% (1.5 million) of which caused at least minor injuries to those involved, and drivers suffered 66% of the injuries.  Less than 1% (30,797) of the accidents were fatal, and 38% of these involved alcohol-impaired drivers.

Factors That Contribute to Transportation Accidents

Transportation Accident AttorneyAlcohol is only one of the many factors that contribute to transportation accidents.  Below we have provided several other examples:

  • Distraction – Drivers who are changing the radio station, using their cell phones, talking to a passenger, eating, disciplining children or pets, or grooming in the rearview mirror, are all more likely to get into a car accident than those who keep their attention on the road.
  • Impairment – This can include tiredness, illness, prescription or illicit drugs, and of course, alcohol.
  • Mechanical failure – If the car malfunctions or the engine dies, or if the tires blow out, these all constitute a mechanical failure that could cause an accident.
  • Road conditions – Bad weather or obstacles in the road, including debris, snow and ice, can all make driving dangerous. Large Potholes or defective roadways can also cause accidents.
  • Excessive speed – Speed limits are the maximum speed at which it is safe for a car to drive on that particular stretch of road.  They are set at their levels for a reason, and drivers who ignore these rules put themselves and others at risk.
  • Road design and layout – Some roads are not designed very well and have poor visibility, road markings and surface conditions.

Regardless of the cause, most transportation accidents are foreseeable and preventable, which makes the devastating physical and emotional effects on the victims and their families even worse.  Many do not have the means to pay for the resultant medical bills, so our firm does everything it can think of to get you the compensation that you deserve.  We will fight the insurance companies and take a case as far as is beneficial for you.

We won $2,000,000 for a child who broke his leg while on a motor scooter and $600,000 for the family of a man who was struck and killed when he rode his bike through a red light into a busy intersection.  In the latter case, the man was found with marijuana in his system and we had three witnesses testify against us, but we fought until we recovered damages for his family. Click here to see more verdicts and settlements. Click here to see what our clients say about us.

If you or someone you know was injured or killed in a transportation accident, you should contact us immediately for your free consultation with accident lawyers NYC. Our New York accident attorney will explain your rights, guide you through the process and do everything we can to help get you the maximum amount of money 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). We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job.

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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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