If you or someone close to you has been hurt on a dangerous property in New York, a premises liability attorney at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you recover compensation for your losses.
We Have Secured Millions of Dollars for Injury Victims Throughout New York
It is our mission to get our clients the best possible outcome. Our past case results are a testament to that, as some premises liability turnouts were:
- $8 million for fire victims in Harlem
- $5 million for an elevator accident victim
- $2 million for a woman being exposed to toxic chemicals
We Don’t Charge any Start-Up Fees when You Hire us
If you are hesitant to hire a premises liability lawyer on our team due to the costs, don’t be. When you work with us, you will not be charged:
- Out of pocket
We understand that you might be in a difficult financial situation, and we don’t want to add to it. Instead, we will wait to take our payment once you receive compensation. If we can’t recoup your damages for you, then you will not be responsible for paying us—we walk away.
Damages That Might Be Available to You After a Premises Liability Accident
When we quantify your damages, we will look at:
- The type and extent of your injuries
- Your prognosis
- The severity of the accident
- Your non-economic and economic damages
After reviewing these factors, we can decide which damages you can sue for in your insurance claim or lawsuit. Some of which might be:
Pain and Suffering
Injuries, such as broken bones, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and lacerations and contusions can stem from a premises liability accident.
Your injuries might be so painful and debilitating, that they might impede your ability to participate in activities you enjoy or your overall quality of life.
Don’t think that you can’t request compensation for this drastic change in your life. Your lawyer can assess just how much it has affected your life and price it accordingly.
The higher your medical bills, the higher your compensatory award might be. These expenses could account for:
- Emergency transportation
- Diagnostic assessments
- Medical devices
- Hospital stays
- Ongoing doctor’s appointments
Past and Anticipated Lost Wages
If your injuries were severe enough, they might have called for you to take time off work. While away, you could have missed out on:
- Hourly wages
- Business opportunity
- Commissions and tips
- Vacation time
- Other benefits
If you can’t return to your job or have to take on a new one, this change in salary can be considered when you file your case.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost your loved one in a premises liability accident, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Injuries incurred by your loved one
- Funeral or memorial service expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of spousal and parental support and benefits
- Loss services provided by the deceased person
If you don’t see damages that you suffered in the accident listed here, consult your lawyer. They can determine if you qualify to claim them and what they are worth.
Our Premises Liability Lawyers are at Your Service
After getting injured in an accident in New York, the thought of taking legal action might seem insurmountable. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is no stranger to the legal process, as we have been representing clients like you since 1988.
When you hire us, we take on the responsibilities of:
- Ordering the incident report
- Compiling and organizing evidence
- Demonstrating the other party’s negligence
- Managing all communication with the other party’s representatives
- Fighting for an appropriate settlement on your behalf
- Adhering to all state-mandated deadlines
- Disputing your case in court, if it comes to that
Our injury lawyers work for you, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them if you are ever apprehensive about certain aspects of your case or have questions about the legal system in general.
What You Can do to Help Your Case
After you’ve been injured, you might think that what’s done is done, and there’s nothing you can do to help keep the validity of your case. This notion could not be farther from the truth, as you can:
Keep a Daily Log
Every day, we encourage you to write down how severe your pain is, your mood, regular activities that are difficult or easy for you to do, and an idea of what you did during the day. This journal can serve as evidence, as it can connect the accident to your injuries, which makes it difficult for the insurer to dispute your claim.
Avoid Posting on Social Media
Whether your status update, picture, or video is about the accident or not, do not post on social media. The insurance companies have their ways of accessing your account. They might find a simple picture of you enjoying the day and claim that you are not as injured as you make yourself out to be.
In that case, they might deny your claim or offer you an insufficient settlement. Wait until your case is over to post.
Direct All Phone Calls, Emails, and Messages to Your Lawyer
Don’t be surprised if the other party’s insurance company gets in touch with you. They might ask you to give a recorded statement. We highly urge you to refuse to do so and promptly refer them to your lawyer.
While you’re vulnerable, they might trick you into admitting that you were careless and that the accident was your fault. This admittance can hurt your chances of achieving the best possible outcome.
Alternatively, they might offer you a settlement. Chances are the initial offer won’t completely cover your damages. Once you accept a settlement, the case is closed, and you can’t pursue any more compensation.
The City of New York is Responsible for Keeping Sidewalks and Streets Safe
The City of New York is responsible for maintaining sidewalks, streets, and curbs. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents occur often, and if you are injured due to a defect, such as a hole or crack on a public street, you can only sue the City of New York if:
- The City had prior written notice of the defective condition, filed with the proper agency at least 15 days before the accident occurred, or
- The City or someone on its behalf actually caused or created the condition that led to the injury.
Private Property Owners May Also Be Liable for Your Damages
Owners of buildings of more than three family residences, smaller buildings that are not exclusively residential, and commercial buildings are charged with the duty to maintain the sidewalk in front of their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Therefore, if you are injured on their property, they can be held liable.
Owners of up to three family dwellings used exclusively for residential purposes are not responsible for maintaining the public sidewalk, but there are exceptions, such as:
- The owner is liable for defective or dangerous conditions caused or created by the owner or someone working on behalf of the owner, or
- The owner is responsible for areas where the owner makes special use of the sidewalk, such as a driveway.
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, our premises liability lawyers are here to help.
New York Premises Liability Law Covers a Wide Range of Accidents
Premises liability isn’t limited to slip or trip and fall accidents. There are other accidents that can happen on another person’s property, including:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Dog bites or attacks
- Negligent security
- Elevator accidents
- Amusement park injuries
- Fire or burning injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
If you don’t see the kind of accident you sustained on someone else’s property on this list, don’t fret. When you call us, we will listen to your situation and see how we can help you.
Reach out to the Attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today
After a premises liability accident in New York, you can rely on our lawyers to help you secure the compensation you and your loved ones need. We serve clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the New York City metropolitan area, and Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
Just give us a call today and receive a complimentary consultation.