If you experienced serious injuries in a fall caused by a poorly maintained or repaired road, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for your physical injuries and other damages. Since 1988, the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for injury victims just like you.
New York roadways are often clogged with construction projects to repair both the roadway surface as well as the electrical, plumbing and cable systems underneath the road. These projects often require constant roadway excavation and restoration. Each time the road is opened and filled in, the possibility that a dangerous crack, hole, or uneven surface will develop increases. Maintaining and repairing uneven or cracked roads is essential for public safety. Dangerous roads are not only a hazard for other motor vehicles, bicyclists, and skateboarders, they also pose a serious trip and fall risk to pedestrians.
If you suffered serious physical injuries in a trip and fall while you were on a roadway we want to hear from you. Don’t delay. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee if you obtain compensation.
Call us for a free case evaluation at (212) 732-2929.
Falls are Dangerous and Expensive
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls results in a serious injury. The following findings from the CDC showcase the danger of falls:
- Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Falls often result in broken bones, such as broken wrists, arms, ankles, and hips.
- The elderly are particularly susceptible to serious fracture in a fall
- A serious fall can affect a victim’s mental health (due to their fear of falling again, therefore limiting their activity)
The most common injuries that result from roadway falls include not just brain injuries and fractures. Falls also lead to joint disruptions, damage to the spine, disfiguring lacerations, internal organ trauma, and bleeding to name a few. Depending upon the severity of your particular injuries, you may require future surgeries, extensive rehabilitation, walking devices, medications, or other therapies. The costs associated with such care can be overwhelming.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries due to a fall caused by a poorly maintained road, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for each and every type of damage you suffered.
What Compensation Typically Means
If the evidence proves that your injuries were the result of the fault of another, even partly, the law permits you to seek fair and reasonable compensation for your damages. While each case is unique and based upon the facts and circumstances of your particular case, the general damages that you may be entitled to include the following:
Pain and Suffering
At the core of your injury is the physical and emotional pain and suffering you endured during your fall and any pain you continue to suffer during your recovery. Physical injuries can affect you throughout your lifetime and leave you with chronic pain. An injury which heals quickly and leaves you pain-free is obviously less significant than a permanent injury which leaves you in constant pain and affects your ability to enjoy life. The law permits you to demand fair and just financial compensation for these damages.
Medical expenses for your treatment can be overwhelming. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s fault, these medical costs can be recovered in your claim.
Ongoing Medical Costs
Serious injuries can cause medical problems that are permanent. Ongoing or future medical costs for rehabilitation, ongoing medical visits or even future surgery are also recoverable in your claim.
If your fall results in lost wages because you are unable to return to work or return to work with a decrease in work duties or hours, this financial loss is also compensable in your claim.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for our clients that considers each and every type of damage you sustain. If you hire us to work for you we will immediately get to work investigating the facts of your accident, secure evidence, file your claim in a timely manner and prepare your case for trial, if necessary. These are some of the actions we may take on your behalf include:
- Obtaining all police and incident reports
- Securing all scene photographs or video footage
- Interviewing all witnesses
- Requesting all roadway repair permits and records for the location of accident
- Consulting a roadway engineer
- Gathering all hospital and medical records
- Retaining a medical expert to evaluate the extent of your injuries
- Negotiating with all at-fault parties for a possible settlement
- Preparing your case for trial before a jury
What an Insurance Company May Attempt Regarding Your Case
You may receive a call from the at-fault party’s representative seeking to resolve your claim with a “quick settlement”. It is important that you not agree to any settlement of your claim before speaking with our lawyers. What may seem reasonable to you may be only a small fraction of the true value of your claim. Even worse, a quick settlement after your injury may be too soon before you see the future effects of your injuries. Once you agree to a settlement, you will likely be prevented from ever receiving more compensation even if your injuries or expenses significantly worsen. Let us help you with your claim, so you can focus on your recovery.
If the responsible party or parties fail to agree to a fair and just financial settlement that takes into consideration all of your present and future damages, our lawyers have extensive trial experience and will build your case for trial before a jury. Call us today for a free case evaluation: (212) 732-2929.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Helping Fall Victims Seek Justice
Crossing a busy Brooklyn street should not result in a fall that causes serious personal injuries and economic calamity. When the City of New York or a private contractor such as Con Edison, Verizon, or a plumbing or gas company fails to properly repair an uneven, depressed, or cracked road despite knowledge of its existence—or if they fail to warn pedestrians of the danger—they may face legal responsibility for your injuries.
If you have been injured while crossing the street due to a dangerous or defective roadway, don’t delay in calling us. Your time to bring a claim is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within the deadline, you may be forever prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve.
Since 1988, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have recovered millions of dollars for victims of serious falls. While each case is different, we are eager to get to work fighting for victims like you.
Protect your best interests by contacting Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now for a free case evaluation: (212) 732-2929. Our lawyers serve Brooklyn and the surrounding New York City metropolitan area.