Injuries on Manhattan sidewalks can happen in a myriad of ways. Ongoing construction, potholes, raised sections, broken curbs, and unmaintained areas can all contribute to an accident. If you or a loved one suffered an injury on a Manhattan sidewalk, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries and related losses. With the help of a Manhattan sidewalk lawyer, you will be able to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and various noneconomic damages.
Determining responsibility for your accident can quickly become difficult. Unlike in other jurisdictions, the sidewalks outside of local businesses and private properties in Manhattan are not owned by individual owners. However, the building owner is often still responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sidewalk or, in some instances, the City of New York or some other municipal agency is responsible for the upkeep of public sidewalks, curbs and tree beds. When you work with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we will help you determine who is liable and work diligently to obtain the maximum recovery to compensate you for your damages.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 to start your free case review.
Contributing Factors in a Manhattan Sidewalk Accident
No matter how your accident happened, the team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates wants to help.
Sidewalk injuries can happen for a multitude of reasons, including:
- Cracks in the sidewalk
- Uneven sidewalks
- Broken curbs
- Ice or snow
- Debris or slippery substances
- Broken tree beds
- Construction work
- Poor maintenance
Your Manhattan sidewalk lawyer will need to prove that because of the negligence of the party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, you experienced injuries and resulting damages.
Once our legal team determines who can be held responsible for your accident, we will vigorously pursue your case to obtain the maximum recovery for the damages you suffered. To learn more about what this entails, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929.
What to Do After a Manhattan Sidewalk Injury
The steps you take following your accident will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of your case. As your Manhattan sidewalk injury attorney fights for your right to compensation, you may be wondering what you can do on your behalf to promote your case’s success.
Following your accident, you should do the following:
Seek Medical Attention
You should seek prompt medical attention after your accident in order to determine the severity of your injuries. While going to the emergency room or visiting with a doctor may seem like a daunting task, you may have suffered serious injuries that are not immediately apparent but could prove to be detrimental to your health. Be sure to keep any medical documents you receive during the course of your treatment, including bills, receipts, results of lab tests or imaging scans, and the contact information of the facility responsible for your care.
Make sure that you continue with your treatment plan and comply with your doctor’s recommendations in order to obtain the best physical improvement and recovery fom your injuries. If you stop attending doctor’s appointments or disobey recommendations, the insurance company or their lawyers may use that against you and claim that you failed to mitigate your damages or contributed to your injuries.
If you or another party gathered any evidence at the scene of your slip and fall or trip and fall accident, be sure to preserve that evidence. Take photographs of the condition that caused your accident and the surrounding area If there were any witnesses to your accident, obtain their contact information, in order that your attorney can contact them to discuss what occurred.
Avoiding Speaking with the Insurance Company
You will likely receive a call from the other party’s insurance company soon after your accident. While the insurance adjuster may seem friendly, they can use statements that you make against you in defending the case against their insured. Instead of speaking with the insurer, direct any questions to a member of our team.
Filing Against the City of New York
A slip and fall on a sidewalk may involve the City. If you are filing a claim or lawsuit against the City, there are specific procedures and time limitations that you must follow in order to sue the City Generally, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days after the accident.When you work with a Manhattan sidewalk lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, they can undertake this legal obligation for you. Call today.
What Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Can Do for You
When you work with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we will keep you updated regarding the status of your case and any pending legal deadlines relevant to your case.
Additionally, we will also:
- Investigate the circumstances of your accident
- Inform the involved parties of your intent to file a civil action
- Interview eyewitnesses present at the accident scene
- File your claim with the appropriate offices
- Advocate on your behalf in court and take the case to trial if necessary
If your case is successful, whether through a jury verdict or out-of-court settlement, you will be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Permanent injuries and lifetime losses
- Impaired quality of life
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
Our goal is to help you put this traumatic accident behind you and obtain the best possible economic recovery for you and your family. When you call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we want to hear about your accident, how it happened, and who you believe may be responsible. From there, we can share with you your legal options based on our extensive experience. To get started, call today.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for a Free Case Review
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we represent clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Since 1988, we have represented people injured through the negligence of others and recovered over $450 million in damages.
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not owe us any attorney’s fees unless we are able to secure compensation on your behalf.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today for more information at (212) 732-2929.