After being sexually assaulted, you may have the right to bring a claim for damages if your attack was the result of negligence of another party. For instance, if you were assaulted by a person who gained entry to your property due to improper security practices, you may have a successful claim against your landlord, the property manager, or a security company. In these situations, working with a Bronx sexual assault on a premises lawyer could help you fight for justice and your right to compensation.
Since 1988, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has helped victims of assault recover compensation for their damages. If another party’s negligence resulted in your assault, you could recover several types of damages. To discuss your options with a member of our New York law firm, call (212) 732-2929.
Building Your Case
If you were sexually assaulted and evidence shows that your attack could have been prevented, our team of lawyers can fight for your legal rights. Let us use our decades of experience to conduct a careful and thorough investigation of the unique facts and circumstances of your incident and injuries. We will gather and preserve evidence, file all claims in a timely manner and build a strong claim for maximum financial recovery.
Not every sexual assault will result in a successful claim, however. The sooner you consult a lawyer the better for your claim. Until then, follow this simple advice to protect your claim:
- Call the police and report the assault
- Obtain immediate medical attention
- Take photographs of the location of your assault and all visible injuries
- Cooperate with the criminal investigation or prosecution of your assailant
- Follow up for all medical treatment
- Get professional support for your emotional needs
- Do not post on social media about the assault or your injuries
Forms of Negligent Security Practices
All property owners owe guests and tenants a duty of care to keep them reasonably safe. This could involve hiring security guards through a third-party company or maintaining areas that deter attackers.
Your Bronx sexual assault on a premises lawyer will need to evaluate what conditions resulted in your assault. They may do this by visiting the property, interviewing witnesses, and determining whether any other assaults had taken place. Some forms of negligent security practices that could serve as the basis of your civil claim include:
- Poorly lit areas
- Overgrown landscaping that could hide attackers
- Broken locks
- A lack of physical barriers, like gates and fences
- A lack of security cameras
- Broken windows
- Failure to respond to a history of criminal activity
You do not need to know the identity of your assailant to recover compensation. Your claim will be filed against the party or parties responsible for failing to provide a reasonably safe premise.
How Your Lawyer Can Advocate for Your Legal Rights
We understand that being sexually assaulted can impact multiple areas of your life. You may feel unsafe living at your current residence if that is where the attack took place. The Mayo Clinic reports that sexual assault survivors can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their attack.
We have been fighting for the rights of sexual assault victims for decades. We will use our experience and skill to fight for you. We can build your case by:
Gathering Evidence of Negligence
Our investigation of your case will begin with a careful examination of the conditions which existed at the premises that resulted in your sexual assault. While each case is unique, this investigation usually involves obtaining and analyzing:
- All police and investigation records
- Criminal and prosecution records, if they are available
- Site visits
- Witness statements
- Security doors, windows, and surveillance systems
Additionally, we will also compile your medical records and photographs to prove the extent of your injuries and the permanency of your injuries.
You May Be Entitled to Substantial Compensation for Your Injuries
Once the evidence shows that your sexual assault was the result of negligent premises security by one or more parties, New York law permits you to recover fair and just compensation for each and every type of damage you sustained. Some of the types of damages you may be entitled to recover includes:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are found to be permanent in nature
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Healthcare expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Any other out of pocket expenses resulting from your injuries
We Prepare Every Case for Trial in Court
After a full and thorough examination of the evidence is made by the parties, there may be negotiations as to fair and just compensation for you. Many claims do not proceed to trial in court because they result in a settlement.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates we know that the best way to fight for maximum compensation is to prepare every case as if it is going to be presented to a jury at trial in Court. This preparation helps us fight for you to obtain the highest settlement available.
Our Premises Lawyers Can Help You Today
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we help people throughout the five boroughs of New York City––not just the Bronx. Let us manage your personal injury case. We can help you regain a sense of control in the wake of a traumatizing situation.
To get started, call (212) 732-2929, but don’t delay. Your time to file a claim is limited. If you fail to file by the deadline, you may be forever prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve.