If you or someone you love experienced a trip or slip and fall injury, you and your loved one may be entitled to compensation for the damages caused. Depending upon the details of the case, possible compensation may include substantial money for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.
A trip or slip and fall injury is a sudden event that may have been prevented if a property owner or other party had used the proper degree of care in maintaining the premises. An actual fall to the ground is not required since even a twisted ankle caused by a defect in the sidewalk can lead to a successful claim. When there is a known problem with an area of sidewalk or if the property owner should have known about that problem if they performed a reasonable inspection, the law requires them to act in a reasonable manner to repair the defective condition. If that property owner fails to repair and prevent danger to others, they can be held to be negligent. In other instances, a party who is not the property owner can be held responsible for an injury if they caused or created a dangerous condition that resulted in another person’s accident.
We offer free case evaluations. There is no fee until and unless our Brooklyn sidewalk lawyer team collects damages for you. Your time to bring a claim following a sidewalk fall is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within the time limit you can be forever barred from receiving the compensation you deserve. Do not miss your chance for possible compensation. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now at (212) 732-2929.
We Can Help You Determine Liability in Your Brooklyn Sidewalk Accident
Determining liability for your injuries from a trip or slip and fall accident on a Brooklyn sidewalk requires a careful review of the facts and circumstances of your accident. A key element to most premises liability cases is identifying who, if anyone, was responsible for the condition that caused your fall or near fall. There are a number of different conditions that can cause a trip or slip and fall accident including, but not limited to:
- Raised or sunken sidewalk sections
- Broken curbs
- Sidewalk holes
- Missing bricks or large cracks
- Unshoveled sidewalks
- Patches of snow or ice
- Poorly repaired construction work
- Unprotected construction zones
- Vaults, grills, barricades, fences or other objects on the sidewalk
The Type of Condition That Caused Your Fall May Determine Who Is Responsible
In general, property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition. Falls that occur on New York City sidewalks present a unique situation since there are many different parties that may be responsible for dangerous or defective conditions that cause trips or slips. These parties may include:
- A private property owner like a homeowner or business
- The City of New York
- New York City Transit Authority
- A public utility company like Con Edison or the gas company
- A plumbing or electric contractor
- A construction company
Generally, your time to file a claim after you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall on a sidewalk is limited, but in cases involving The City of New York or the New York City Transit Authority your time to bring a claim is extremely limited. For this reason, you should contact the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte immediately after a slip or trip and fall accident in New York City to ensure that you do not forfeit your right to recover money compensation.
Sidewalk Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries
A trip and fall accident can leave you with serious injuries that require a lifetime of medical care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
If your loved one experienced a brain injury due to a trip and fall accident, they may require a lifetime of medical care. Twenty-four-hour care for a victim of a traumatic brain injury costs between $340 and $390 per day, according to the New York Department of Financial Services. A skilled nursing facility is expensive—and sometimes necessary— for your loved one.
Besides brain injuries, slip or trip and fall injuries often result in:
- Fractured bones
- Spinal Injuries
- Tears of cartilage or tendons
- Lacerations and scarring
- Injuries that prevent you from working
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries due to a trip or slip and fall accident on a Brooklyn sidewalk, we will use our decades of experience to fight for the monetary compensation you deserve. Get started with a free review of your case. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now at (212) 732-2929.
A Lawyer Can Take on the Many Tasks Pursuing Compensation Requires
Once we agree to accept your case, we will immediately begin an investigation to determine whether your accident was the result of the fault of someone else as well as the full nature of your injuries. That investigation may include:
- Obtaining all available police or incident reports;
- Visiting the location and taking photographs;
- Identifying any witnesses and obtaining witness statements
- Doing property owner searches;
- Gathering traffic or property surveillance video;
- Collecting all hospital and medical records documenting your injuries;
- Consulting with engineering or other property maintenance experts;
- Retaining medical experts to prove the permanent effects of your injuries
Once we have conducted a full investigation of your case, we will be in the best position to fight for fair and just compensation for your injuries.
A Brooklyn Sidewalk Lawyer Can Fight for Compensation on Your Behalf
Our ultimate goal is to get the best possible recovery for you. We also offer our services in Spanish and Chinese, and we proudly serve clients in Brooklyn and the surrounding New York City metro area.
A trip and fall on a Brooklyn sidewalk can leave you with serious injuries that effect every aspect of your life. When we take on your case, we will fight for monetary compensation for the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life caused by the injuries and the effect on your ability to live your life
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills, both past and future
- Lost time from work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of pension benefits
- Miscellaneous related expenses
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to a trip and fall accident, our Brooklyn sidewalk lawyer team can help you through this difficult time. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we have helped New York clients since 1988. Let us put our knowledge and resources to work for you. Contact us without delay.
The physical, financial, and emotional impact of a serious injury lasts long past the moment of your fall. Take advantage of our free case evaluation. To learn more about your options for pursuing justice, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now at (212) 732-2929. We handle cases with no upfront costs for you. You owe us no attorney’s fees if we are unable to help you recover compensation. There is no risk when you enlist our help.