person injury

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Since graduating law school, Dan has practiced as a litigation attorney representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and general civil litigation matters.  Dan is keenly aware that when a person is injured in an accident the results can be physically and emotionally devastating.  We understand that coping with a personal injury or the death of a loved one can be a difficult, life-changing experience.  That is why our legal team handles each case aggressively, thoughtfully, and with honor and integrity.

Let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., help you if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident such as:

  • construction site accidents
  • construction vehicle accidents
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • car accidents
  • truck accidents
  • bus accidents
  • motorcycle accidents
  • pedestrian knock-downs
  • premises liability accidents
  • snow and ice accidents
  • slip and fall accidents
  • stairway accidents

As a client of the Firm, you will benefit from Dan's experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants throughout New York State, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island in New York City, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County and Dutchess County.  You will be kept apprised of the status of your case each step of the way.  And, you will receive the personal attention of Daniel J. McKenna from the inception through the conclusion of your case.

 Dan has successfully tried cases to verdict, successfully settled cases prior to verdict and, as defense counsel, successfully had actions dismissed against his clients.  Dan has also successfully argued and defended matters before the appellate courts in the State of New York.

For a free consultation and to discuss your legal needs, please contact us today.


Construction Accidents

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By their very nature, construction sites are among the most damaging of workplaces due to the amount of dangerous equipment and hazardous material present at many job sites.  Dan McKenna has prosecuted and defended many construction accident cases including scaffolding accidents, labor law or OSHA violations, slip and fall accidents, and trip and fall accidents at construction sites.  These cases often result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, permanent back injuries, electrocutions, wounds and lacerations caused by fallen objects, and more.

In New York, construction company employers have a responsibility to provide workers with safe, hazard-free work environments.  Employers and contractors are required to conduct regular inspections of the job sites and the materials and equipment in use.  Employers and contractors are required to provide employees with proper protective equipment such as goggles, helmets, gloves, ladders, scaffolds and more. And, it is the employer's responsibility to train employees how to properly use potentially dangerous tools and machinery. A minor oversight or failure to meet these duties can leave construction workers at risk.

Unfortunately, accidents do happen and thousands of workers are injured and killed each year on construction jobs.  These events often place physical, emotional and financial burdens on the injured workers and their loved ones.  If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., fight to protect your rights and those of your loved ones and help to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.


Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Each day millions of people travel along the thousands of miles of roadways in the cities and towns located across New York and America.  Not surprisingly, motor vehicle accidents occur every day along these roadways.  An experienced attorney can help protect your rights if you've been injured in a car accident.

The law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., helps motor vehicle accident victims all across New York including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island in New York City, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County and Dutchess County.   Our attorneys can help you recover from the emotional and financial burdens that result from car accidents and ensure that your rights are protected.  Before you accept a settlement from an insurance company, be sure to consult an attorney to make sure that your rights are protected.

Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, Dan McKenna is keenly aware that auto accident claims are decided based on two primary considerations: Liability and Damages.

Liability

Accidents happen.  There are two types of liability that can arise out of every automobile accident: criminal and civil.  Criminal liability may arise in car accident cases, especially when they are caused by the driver's gross negligence or illegal acts, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Civil liability may arise if the driver's actions or inactions caused the accident.  Civil liability involves personal injury lawsuits and requires the jury to decide who is at fault; the percentage of liability each participant in the accident; and how much money, if any, should be paid to the victim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., fight to protect your rights and those of your loved ones and help to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Damages

The damages caused by a motor vehicle accident can be devastating.  From dents, dings and property damage to your vehicle to broken bones, wrongful death and personal injuries to you, your passengers or a pedestrian, the damage can even be catastrophic.  In order to recover on your claim, you must provide proof or evidence of the damages sustained and you must prove that they occurred during the car accident in question. Gathering the necessary proofs, such as medical reports, police reports and estimates for vehicle repairs, is critical to establishing these facts.

If you or a loved one or a passenger in your vehicle sustains an injury during a car accident, let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., fight to protect your rights and those of your loved ones and help to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.


Premises Accident

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Premises liability accidents can occur anywhere, in supermarkets, restaurants, bars, shopping centers, airports, hotels, residential buildings and apartments, commercial buildings, parking lots and garages, sidewalks, and in public spaces.  In general, the owners of the real property in these areas have a duty to keep their premises in a safe condition or to warn visitors of dangerous conditions upon the property.  An owner's failure to do so can result in trip and fall accidents or slip and fall accidents, the consequences of which can be severe.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip/trip-and-fall accident, let the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C., help you determine if someone else is at fault for your injuries, fight to protect your rights and those of your loved ones and help to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

It is important to remember that not every accident in a premises liability case results in liability to the land owner.  Both the land owner and the visitor can be at fault, or the injury can be solely the result of the visitor's conduct.  To find out if someone else may be responsible for your injuries, contact the law office of Daniel J. McKenna, Esq., P.C.