According to the Journal of Forensic Science, between 1996 and 2017, 55 people died in accidents involving a loss of limb in New York City. Throughout the city, on average, 2.5 people lose their lives each year after losing a limb in an accident. If you or a loved one lost a limb, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf while you recover and heal from your injuries.
A Brooklyn loss of limb lawyer can provide legal representation if you suffered losses in any one of the following situations:
- Motor vehicle and bike collisions
- Construction and workplace accidents
- Premises liability and sidewalk trip or slip and fall accidents
- Police and firefighter injuries
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Medical malpractice
To learn more about your legal options in a free case review, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929.
Recovering Compensation For Your Damages
After you have sustained an injury in an accident, there are recommended steps you should follow in order to protect your right to receive the fair and just compensation you deserve even before you consult with a lawyer. They include:
- Ask for the police to respond to the scene of the accident
- Obtain the names of any witnesses
- Request medical attention
- Avoid giving any statements to the at-fault party or their representatives
- Gather all medical documentation of your injuries
- Save all bills for transportation, medical devices, and treatment
- Do not post on social media any photographs or statements about your accident
- Follow all medical advice
- Call our lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your rights
- Beware of time limitations and filing deadlines
Every case is unique and based upon the facts and circumstances of their particular injury. Generally, however, if the evidence supports that your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, even partially, you may be able to recover compensation for each and every type of damage you sustained- non-economic and economic. Below is a list of the types of damages for which you can demand financial compensation:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries will affect you into the future
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Medical expenses including surgeries and rehabilitation
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Loss of pension benefits
- Any other out of pocket expenses associated with your injuries
You may be able to recover the cost of various expenses either through an insurance settlement or jury award. When you retain us to fight for you, we will investigate and build your case to ensure the best recovery for you.
Proving Liability in a Loss of Limb Case
The dedicated lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for injury victims for decades. Even a catastrophic injury like a loss of a limb does not always lead to a successful case. In order to prevail and recover financial compensation, we will need to establish that negligence was a contributing factor in your accident. We will use the following example to illustrate how we will go about proving that the other party was negligent:
For instance, if you were injured in a car accident, a detailed and thorough investigation of the details of the collision is imperative to determine what actions by the other driver caused or contributed to the accident. In such an instance, we might review the police or other incident report, traffic surveillance footage, vehicle damage photographs and estimates, the other driver’s phone data, eyewitness statements and consult with experts in accident reconstruction to get an idea of what happened. If our legal team discovered that the other driver was texting at the time of the crash or speeding, that would constitute negligence.
In order to prove negligence, our investigation must show the following:
- Duty of care. That the party responsible for your injuries had an obligation to act reasonably or safely
- Breach of duty of care. That the party failed to act reasonably or safely
- That the party’s failure to act reasonably or safely led to the accident
- That as a result of the failure to act reasonably or safely you suffered injuries – physically, emotionally and economically.
To learn more about how we can help you, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929.
How a Brooklyn Loss of Limb Lawyer Can Help You
According to MedlinePlus, losing a limb can have a catastrophic impact on your life in a variety of ways. You may have to adjust to changes in your mobility or take a job that pays you less than the one you had before. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we have experience handling very serious injury cases for over 30 years. We will give your case the attention needed to obtain the best possible result for you. From the initial phone call we will advise you of your rights and guide you through the process of preparing or making a claim and starting a lawsuit.
Once you retain us to work for you, we will continue to build your case while you can concentrate on your recovery. Our legal team will use its decades of experience to prepare your case for trial before a jury if necessary. Some of the things we may do to increase the strength of your case include:
Speaking to the Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Immediately after your accident, you may receive a call or visit from the insurance company that represents the at-fault party seeking to obtain a statement from you or offer you a quick settlement of your claim. It is important that you consult with an experienced and capable lawyer before you accept any quick settlement. Often, the offer is significantly lower than the true value of your case. When you retain us, we will speak for you so do not feel pressured into accepting an unfair settlement. We will only agree to a financial settlement after we have done a thorough investigation and analysis of your case and injuries so that you receive what is fair and just.
Consulting With Third-Party Field Experts
In order to build a strong case, we may consult with experts in accident reconstruction, medicine, and economic damages to prove the full extent of all of your injuries. If you lost a limb in a car accident, each of these experts would provide an evaluation that helps to prove to the other side your entitlement to a substantial financial recovery.
Addressing Your Questions and Concerns
For claimants who have never filed an insurance claim or lawsuit before, the legal process can be intimidating. We can explain how the state of New York views your case and what legal rights you have under the law. You do not need to feel “in the dark” while we fight for you. Our lawyers are available to guide you through this process in a patient and compassionate manner.
Begin a Free Case Review With Dansker & Aspromonte Associates
If you or a loved one lost a limb because of someone else’s negligence, our team can fight for compensation on your behalf. Our ultimate goal is to get you the best possible financial recovery for you and your family––even if it means bringing your case to trial before a jury. We want to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for you.
If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We work on a contingency-fee-basis which means that we only earn a legal fee if you receive compensation. There are no starting fees or upfront costs to get our help. To begin your free case review, call us today at (212) 732-2929. Don’t delay. Your time to file a claim is limited and if you fail to file within the deadline, you may be forever barred from receiving the compensation you deserve.