The heart of our legal practice is personal injury. Peña & Kahn PLLC are trial lawyers representing the people, not the powerful. Our clients have suffered serious injuries and devastating losses. They need lawyers who will be strong and aggressive in court and will stand up to the large insurance companies. The law can be frustrating for an individual who has been injured and that is why you need the attorneys at Pena & Kahn to represent you. Our greatest satisfaction comes from seeing our clients get their lives back on track both physically and financially.
Let us file a claim for you in any of the following areas:
- Construction site accidents
- Auto accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Landlord negligence
- Defective sidewalks
- Nursing home liability
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Products liability
- Police brutality
- Accidents at school
- Drunk driving accidents
- Brain injury and spinal injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog Bites
If you have suffered a serious personal injury or your loved one has suffered a wrongful death the lawyers at Peña & Kahn, PLLC, can help.
Other Peña & Kahn Practices
Immigration Law: Our Immigration department has helped reunite thousands of families and has helped thousands of clients who immigrated to the United States achieve the American dream.
Non-immigration visas are designed for foreign-born people who wish to visit the United States for a limited amount of time. The types of people who usually obtain non-immigrant visas include students, tourists, and people who come to the U.S. for a cultural exchange, or for business or medical purposes. These visas specify the specific amount of time a person can legally stay in the country, and what types of activities the person can participate in during their stay.At Peña & Kahn, we offer legal services for a variety of immigration-related issues. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of individuals successfully obtain the immigration documentation they need. At Pena & Kahn, we will personally evaluate your case and work with you one-on-one to ensure that all mandatory paperwork and documentation is filed with the appropriate agency in a timely manner.
Immigrant visas are designed for people who wish to permanently reside and work in the United States. These visas are also known as green cards. Immigrant visas offer permanent residence for children, spouses, parents, or siblings of United States citizens, as well as for spouses and unmarried children of permanent residents. Immigrant visas are also obtained by foreign employees, and people who possess an exceptional or extraordinary ability in his/her field. Furthermore, green cards are also available for nurses and medical physicians who come to work in the U.S. under specific circumstances.
Any individual that is not a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States can be deported if they overstay their visit, or get caught engaging in criminal activity. However, not all crimes warrant deportation. If you have been threatened with deportation, it is important to contact an experienced New York immigration attorney. At Pena & Kahn, our attorneys can evaluate your case, present you with viable options, and protect your eligibility to stay in the United States.
If you are fleeing your country to avoid persecution, our law firm can help you seek refugee or political asylum in the United States. The commonality between political asylum and refugee is that the individual experienced, or will experience if they return, a reasonable fear of persecution. Persecution can take many forms, including race, religion, gender, political opinion, nationality, and social associations.
An asylee is considered any individual who faced persecution in his/her home country, but who is physically present in the United States. A refugee is considered a person who is physically outside of the U.S., but cannot return to their home out of fear of persecution.
You are considered a citizen of the United States if:
You were born in the U.S.
You were born outside of the U.S. but one or both of your parents is U.S. citizen
If you are not a citizen, you may file for citizenship if you have had a green card for at least five years. If you obtained your green card through marriage, you can file for citizenship after three years. If you are not a U.S. citizen, but would like to obtain citizenship, our attorneys can assist you with the naturalization process. We can help you file important documents, and make sure that all deadlines and eligibility requirements are met.
Contact our New York Immigration Attorneys:
Tell your story to the immigration attorneys at Peña & Kahn toll free at 888-736-2298
Bankruptcy Attorneys: Our Bankruptcy department has helped thousands of consumers who were overwhelmed by mounting bills to eliminate their debt and get the fresh start that the United States bankruptcy law provides.
Thousands of people in the United States are plagued by inescapable amounts of debt, unpaid bills, and endless financial expenses. Many people who suffer from overwhelming amounts of debt are stressed, worried, and too ashamed to file for bankruptcy to seek the financial relief they need. However, bankruptcy laws were established provide relief to people who are in severe debt or serious financial trouble. At Pena & Kahn, PLLC, our attorneys have helped hundreds of individuals throughout New York get a handle on their finances and alleviate the burden of debt.
When an individual files for bankruptcy, he/she is requesting a restructured financial plan that is tailored to his/her actual ability to pay off the debt. In some bankruptcy cases, the individual requests a complete dismissal of all debt. These types of bankruptcy cases are known as Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 7 bankruptcy respectively.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, all dischargeable debt is eliminated completely. Chapter 7 legally excuses an individual's obligation to repay his/her unsecured debt. When an individual is granted bankruptcy under Chapter 7, he/she has proven to the court that there is no realistic way he/she is able to repay their debt. In almost all Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, the individual is permitted to keep all of his/her properties and assets.Chapter 7 does not clear all forms of debt. Types of debt that cannot be cleared through Chapter 7 include taxes, alimony, child support, student loans, and personal injury damages.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
When an individual is not granted bankruptcy under Chapter 7, he/she can file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Most individuals who file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy have fallen too far behind on their bills and other financial payments to catch up without legal assistance. But unlike Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy does not completely eliminate debt. Chapter 13 consolidates an individual's debt, and restructures it into a feasible payment plan.
Contact our New York Bankruptcy Attorneys
There are countless reasons why an individual falls into debt or financial hardship, including sudden job loss, divorce, business failure, or an unexpected illness or death. If you are suffering from debt or other financial troubles, an experienced attorney can provide you with viable options to help alleviate your financial burden. At Pena & Kahn, we believe that no individual deserves to suffer for their financial troubles. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients eliminate their debt by filing for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
New York City Divorce Lawyers: We guide individuals through divorce, child custody, child support, modification of decrees, orders of protection, prenuptial agreements and other issues. Divorce is the legal process of terminating a marriage. Even when a couple mutually agrees to get a divorce, it can still be an emotionally difficult process. During a divorce there are many issues that need to be addressed, including child support, child custody, visitation, division of property, and spousal support. However, feelings of resentment, sadness, betrayal, and shame make it increasingly difficult for couples to make mutual decisions regarding these issues.
Under New York state law, married couples must meet certain state-mandated requirements before they will be granted a divorce. These requirements include:
- The marriage ceremony took place in New York
- The couple lived together as husband and wife
- At least one spouse has been a New York resident for more than one year
- Grounds for divorce took place in the state of New York
- Once these basic requirements have been met, the couple must prove they have legitimate grounds to file for divorce. Because New York is not a "no fault" state, lack of communication, irreconcilable differences, and dissatisfaction are NOT considered legitimate grounds for divorce. A couple will be granted a divorce if they can prove following grounds are true:
- One or both spouses committed adultery
- One or both spouses have been imprisoned for three years or more
- One spouse abandoned the other for a continual period of one year or more
- One or both spouses engaged in cruel, abusive, or inhumane behavior
- One or both spouses refused to engage in marital relations for one year or more
- If a couple does not have legitimate grounds to file for divorce, but still wants a divorce anyway, they must legally separate for a set amount of time, typically one year or more. After the duration of the legal separation is completed, the couple will be granted a divorce.
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In addition to protecting the rights of those who have been injured, Peña & Kahn has been an advocate in the community in many other practice areas. We invite your calls at our toll-free number, 888-736-2298.