If you have been injured due a trip and fall caused by a pothole or other dangerous condition on the ground, a Brooklyn potholes lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is available to fight for your rights. We can investigate your case details and help explain your legal options. If you were injured during a trip or slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to receive substantial financial compensation for your damages.
Pothole Liability Laws Apply To Various Parties
New York law requires that public and private property be maintained in a reasonably safe condition. If you were caused to be injured as the result of a pothole or dangerous condition on the sidewalk or roadway, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, there are many different parties that may be held responsible for your damages such as:
- A property owner
- Management company
- Condominium association
- The City of New York
- A roadway contractor such as Con Edison, Verizon, or a gas company
What Should You Do If You Are Injured By A Pothole
The actions you take immediately following your pothole accident can make the difference between having a strong or weak claim against the at-fault party. For this reason, it is important that you seek a legal consultation with the experienced and dedicated pothole lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates as soon as possible. If you retain us, we will begin to investigate which party or parties were responsible for your fall and file all necessary claims in a timely manner. Not all accidents involving pothole injuries will be successful. If you have sustained a serious physical injury, follow this advice:
- Call the police
- Obtain the names and contact information of all witnesses
- Take photographs of the pothole or defect that caused your fall
- Go to the hospital to evaluate your injuries
- Retain copies of all medical discharge paperwork
- Avoid giving statements to other parties besides the police
- Take photographs of your injuries
- Do not post on social media about your accident or injuries
- Consult an experienced lawyer to discuss your rights
If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence, your time to file a claim for financial compensation is limited. If you fail to file your claim within the deadline, you may be forever prevented from receiving the money damages you deserve. Don’t delay. The sooner you consult with us, the sooner we can get to work building your claim and preventing evidence from being lost. To get started with a Brooklyn potholes lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, call our law firm today at (212) 732-2929. The consultation is free and if we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee unless you receive compensation.
You May Be Entitled To Substantial Compensation
If the evidence shows that you sustained serious physical injuries as the result of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for each and every type of damages you suffered depending upon the unique facts of your case which may include:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life caused by your injuries
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are permanent
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Losses to the quality of your marriage or services in the home
- Any other out of pocket expenses due to your injuries
To find out what damages you may be entitled to in your case, the attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are standing by to hear from you at (212) 732-2929.
Pothole Trips and Falls Can Cause Severe Injuries
People can suffer a wide variety of injuries following a pothole accident including serious broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), tears to the ligaments requiring surgical repairs, disfiguring scarring, internal organ damage and other serious injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the primary cause of traumatic brain injuries each year. As reported by the CDC, falls accounted for 48 percent of all TBI-related emergency department visits in 2019. Additionally, 49 percent of those visits involved children between the ages of one and 17.
As stated by the CDC, a TBI may be caused by any sudden force to the victim’s head that ultimately leads to brain dysfunction.
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has also released data concerning trip and fall injuries. According to the NFSI, one million Americans visit the emergency room each year due to fall injuries. The NFSI also states that hip fractures are one of the most common and dangerous injuries that you can sustain due to a trip and fall.
File a Personal Injury Claim With Dansker & Aspromonte Associates
If you or a loved one in Brooklyn has recently suffered physical injuries due to a fall caused by a pothole on the road or sidewalk, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for accident victims just like you since 1988. Let us use our decades of experience to help you get the fair and just compensation you deserve. Not all personal injury lawyers are created equally. To speak with a member of our exceptional team, call today at (212) 732-2929.