The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) currently provides affordable housing to more than 400,000 New Yorkers in the City’s five boroughs, according to the City of New York. Although public housing is responsible for helping many people secure a roof over their heads, sexual assault sometimes occurs due to negligence. If you are a victim of sexual assault in a public housing development in the Bronx, a lawyer can help.
If you would like to find out more about how a lawyer can help you seek justice after an assault, don’t wait to contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929.
How a Lawyer Can Help a Sexual Assault Victim
The New York City Housing Authority has a duty to provide reasonably safe housing to its tenants and their families. If they failed to do so, you may be able to hold it liable for the harm you suffered.
There are steps that you will be required to take in order to file a civil lawsuit in order to seek compensation for the injuries and related damages that you have suffered. In particular, you are required to file a Notice of Claim within ninety (90) days of the incident in order to be permitted to bring a lawsuit against NYCHA or any other municipal entity that may be responsible.
Therefore, it is critical that you contact an experienced team of lawyers as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. If you or a family member has been sexually assaulted in a public housing development in the Bronx, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929, so that we can fight for your right to compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover in Your Case
Sexual assault is a traumatic experience for a person to go through, and as a result of it, you may have suffered physical and psychological injuries. These injuries could potentially affect you for months, years, or even the rest of your life. For that, you should receive full and just monetary compensation.
Examples of the damages that may be awarded to a sexual assault victim in the Bronx include:
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering refers to the “physical or emotional distress [that] results from an injury,” according to the Legal Information Institute (LII). If you are suffering distress as a result of the attack, you may be entitled to recover compensation.
Mental anguish refers to things like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. If the incident has caused you to experience any of these or another type of mental illness, you can seek compensation from the liable party.
Medical expenses include treatment you had for any physical injuries you may have suffered and therapy or counseling you have received or will need to receive in the future.
If the assault left you unable to work, you may be eligible for lost wages and any lost earning capacity that you have suffered and continue to suffer.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If you are unable to enjoy your life the way you once could because of the incident, our lawyers can help you fight for damages to compensate you for the loss of enjoyment of life you are experiencing.
You Owe Us Nothing Upfront
You have been through a traumatic experience and should be focusing on your recovery, not the costs of hiring a lawyer. This is why we handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You owe us nothing upfront, and we advance the costs associated with your case. You owe us no attorney’s fees until we recover compensation for you. There is no risk when you work with us.
Contact a Lawyer Today if You Were Sexually Assaulted in a Public Housing Development
If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 to discuss the incident and find why it can benefit you to hire a lawyer to help with your case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident, we can help you recover compensation for the medical care and treatment you need to get past this.