In the aftermath of a sexual assault, you likely have many concerns on your mind. For instance, you may be seeking the medical treatment, therapy, and counseling that you need following the trauma that you have suffered. As a result of your assault, you might be unable to work for an indefinite period of time.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we want to take these worries off your mind. We want to help you hold the negligent party accountable for your damages. A Brooklyn sexual assault on a premises lawyer is ready to help you resolve your case. To learn more about what our law firm can do for you, call (212) 732-2929.
Types of Compensation You Can Pursue
The Legal Information Institute (LII) affirms that compensation (or damages) refers to the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right. We can help you pursue damages for the following:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical bills including the cost of future therapy and counseling
- Lost wages, bonuses, and employee benefits
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Rehabilitative care
- Emotional damages
You Do Not Need to Worry About Paying for a Lawyer
Before we get into the specifics about what a lawyer can do for you, understand that Dansker & Aspromonte Associates works on a contingency-fee-basis. In this type of payment structure, you do not owe your legal team anything for the cost of representation. We only earn legal fees if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
This allows us to:
- Extend services to people with limited financial resources
- Take cases based on merit rather than claimants’ ability to pay
- Demonstrate our belief in your case’s success
Our team can begin working on your case as soon as you give us a call.
Possible Liable Parties in Your Sexual Assault Case
In your case, it will be asserted that because the property owner or manager did not uphold their duty of care, you were injured and suffered damages. First, your Brooklyn sexual assault on a premises lawyer will need to evaluate the circumstances leading up to your assault.
For instance, suppose that the lock to your front door was broken, but your landlord neglected to fix it. Your lawyer will assert that because the property owner knew (or should have known) about the hazard, they should be accountable for your assault, related injuries, and damages.
When you partner with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, you do not need to worry about investigating your own case. You do not need to worry about assigning fault and liability to the responsible parties, either. While you recover from your assault and manage your personal obligations, we can handle your case for you.
How Our Legal Team Will Build Your Case
We will need to assert that another party’s negligence ultimately resulted in your injuries and damages. To do this, we will need to:
Speak with Witnesses
If you were assaulted in a public place, like a gas station or parking garage we along with our investigators would canvas the area in an attempt to locate witnesses. We may be able to speak with patrons and cashiers to determine whether the premises were safe. They may report that a non-functioning security camera or poor lighting contributed to your assault.
This testimony can be used when presenting your claim to the liable parties, their insurance companies, and lawyers in an attempt to settle your case or to a jury at trial if a fair settlement is not offered to us.
File Your Case Under New York’s Statute of Limitations
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that every personal injury case must heed the state’s statute of limitations. What this means is that you only have a limited time to file a lawsuit for compensation. We can review the circumstances of your case and advise you on how New York’s statute of limitations applies to you.
Because of the legwork that goes into gathering evidence, calculating your damages, and identifying the liable parties, we recommend taking action as soon as possible.
Your lawyer will take on many roles as they pursue the value of your damages. One of those roles involves serving as an investigator. They will need to gather multiple forms of evidence to support your case.
This could include:
- Reviewing security camera footage
- Taking photos of the scene of the incident
- Evaluating your medical records
- Speaking with witnesses
- Consulting with your healthcare team
There are other forms of evidence that could support your case beyond those listed here. For instance, if you put in a work order to have the lock on your front door repaired, but your landlord neglected to fix it, this information could also serve as evidence.
Represent Your Rights in Court
If recovering compensation on your behalf means going to trial, our team has no problem doing so. We can use our decades of experience to represent you at trial in order to seek the award of compensation that you deserve. At trial we will:
- Present your case to a jury
- Manage your lawsuit’s paperwork
- Subpoena witnesses
- Present various forms of evidence
- Argue that the property owner acted negligently
- Demand all of the compensation that you or your loved one deserves
During the course of your lawsuit, the insurance company may make a settlement offer to settle your case. We will explain and discuss with you whether the settlement offer is fair or whether we should proceed to trial.
We Want to Secure the Best Possible Outcome for You and Your Loved Ones
A Brooklyn sexual assault on a premises lawyer can manage your case while you focus on your health and wellbeing. Let our team extend a helping hand during this challenging time. Do not delay exploring your legal options, and call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929.