Trip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. If the accident occurred on someone else’s property or even a public sidewalk, you may be able to receive compensation for your losses and injuries.
If you or a family member was hurt or a family member was killed in a trip and fall accident in New York, the Manhattan trip and fall injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help.
Why You Should Work with our Team After Suffering a Trip and Fall Accident
After a serious injury, you need to concentrate on your recovery. We can take on this burden by handling all legal matters involved with getting compensation for you. Our attorneys can investigate the accident, examine the facts to determine who was responsible, negotiate with insurance companies, and take your case to court, if necessary.
New York’s personal injury laws can be complicated, and there are time limits for starting your lawsuit. It is important to consider your legal options as soon as you can.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates offer a free consultation to examine the individual facts of your case and show how we can help.
We also handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing upfront and pay us no attorney’s fees unless your case is successful. There is no financial risk when you enlist our help. Let us fight to get you the best settlement possible while you concentrate on your recovery.
We Can Determine Whether You Have a Strong Case
Property owners, landlords, tenants, certain contractors, and even the City of New York are required to act reasonably to maintain premises, so people do not get injured on their properties. However, not every slip or trip that causes injury warrants a claim or lawsuit.
For a successful trip or slip and fall case, you must have been injured on someone else’s property because of their negligence. Sometimes, there are multiple parties who hold responsibility. This could be the case if a property is owned jointly, tenants are in control of a property, or a contractor did poor construction work.
In a claim or lawsuit, we would look to prove that at least one or more parties are to blame for your injuries.
You Don’t Need to Have Fallen to Have a Valid Premises Liability Case
A fall to the ground after a slip or trip is not required in order to have a claim or lawsuit. In some instances, a severe injury can be sustained even if you do not actually fall. For instance, if you were bitten by a property owner’s dog, you could have a case for damages.
In cases involving injuries resulting from a slip or trip on a public sidewalk or roadway, there are special deadlines that severely limit the time you have to bring a claim. If you have been injured on a sidewalk or roadway in New York City, you must act immediately so as not to jeopardize your rights.
The Compensation You Could Receive From a Slip or Trip and Fall Injury Claim
In a successful slip or trip and fall case, you may receive an award for damages, which is compensation for both your economic and non-economic losses.
Economic damages are for your monetary losses and expenses, such as:
- Past, present, and future medical and rehabilitative expenses
- Lost wages and earning capacity, now and in the future
Non-economic damages, which do not have specific monetary values, may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Permanent injuries and disabilities
We Can Help You Determine the Value of Your Injury-Related Damages
The amount of compensation you may be awarded depends on factors such as how severely you were injured and whether the injury will be permanent, life-altering, or disabling.
The Manhattan trip and fall injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will fight to get you the largest compensation award possible.
Our Legal Team Can Help You Gather Strong Evidence to Prove what Caused Your Accident
It can be difficult to manage your physical recovery and your financial recovery at the same time. The team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates wants to take that burden off your shoulders. We want you to focus on recovering from your injury or caring for a loved one who suffered injuries.
Here are some things we can do for you:
We Can Gather Evidence on Your Behalf
Our team knows what evidence you will need to build a case. We will:
- Obtain evidence
- Gather your medical records and proof of your injuries
- Interview eyewitnesses and accident reconstruction specialists
- Demand evidence from the other side as necessary
We Can Help Prove What Caused Your Accident
By using the evidence we find during the course of our investigation, we can prove what circumstances resulted in your injuries and financial losses.
Conditions that can lead to slip or trip and fall accidents are:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Broken steps or railings
- Poorly lit stairwells and hallways
- Uneven floor surfaces or broken concrete
- Torn carpeting or rotting floors
- Slippery patches of ice or snow
We Will Communicate and Negotiate with Insurers on Your Behalf
Many insurance companies will try to pay you less than you deserve for your losses. We will manage all communications to protect your claim.
Insurance companies often try to convince you to accept a settlement that is significantly lower than you deserve. We will negotiate with the insurer, fighting to get you the best settlement to which you are entitled.
What Can You do to Help Strengthen Your Trip and Fall Claim?
After tripping and falling, you might pick yourself back up and carry on with your life as usual. However, you should still seek medical care. As previously mentioned, according to the Mayo Clinic, falls can cause traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage, which may not be apparent right away. You can seek treatment from your normal healthcare provider or an urgent care center.
You should also:
- Seek prompt legal care. As mentioned, if you do not file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you could lose the right to take legal action, per the American Bar Association (ABA). If the courts dismiss your lawsuit, you would have to shoulder the financial burdens of your accident on your own.
- Keep track of your losses. By holding on to your medical bills, employment records, and other cost-related statements, you can help our legal team calculate the value of your losses.
- Allow your lawyer to talk to the insurer. The insurer might ask you to give a recorded statement. This is a tactic designed to contest your claim. By connecting your insurer to your lawyer, we can prevent them from taking advantage of you.
Our Manhattan Slip or Trip and Fall Injury Attorneys Can Help You Build a Strong Case
New York injury and premises liability law can be complicated. To get the compensation you are entitled to, our attorneys will be at your side to fight for your case. Do not delay – call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today for your free, confidential consultation.