Your biggest concern when entering a New York restaurant, nightclub, or bar should be finding a good table or spot on the dance floor. No one enters an establishment expecting to suffer an injury as a result of dangerous property conditions. Unfortunately, this happens more often than most people realize. In fact, the New York Department of Health estimates that fall injuries account for $1.3 billion in state hospitalizations.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a dangerous condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. A New York slip and fall injury caused by dangerous conditions in a restaurant, bar, or nightclub lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your injury-related losses. To learn more about your legal options, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929.
Establishments Must Provide Safe Conditions
Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs operate with an expectation of visitors entering the property. Therefore, it is the legal responsibility of owners and operators to ensure visitors’ safety at all times. This means cleaning spills within a reasonable amount of time, making sure that floorboards are even, providing sufficient lighting, and warning customers when dangerous conditions are present.
New York State mandates that all businesses adhere to a set of premises liability regulations. Any injury that occurs on a business’s property could give rise to a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If a fatality occurs on another party’s property, then certain parties could file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Interested claimants can call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to learn more.
Damages You May Be Able to Claim for a Slip and Fall Injury
Injuries associated with slip and fall accidents can be severe, expensive, and life-altering. A seemingly minor slip on spilled beer can easily turn into a head injury with lasting repercussions.
When you work with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, our team will evaluate the cost of your expenses and assign value accordingly. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome for your case. Some compensable damages in your case may include:
Pain and Suffering
Suffering an injury in a slip and fall accident can be traumatic and painful. In some instances, your pain may increase over time or your injuries will require further medical treatment that is inconvenient and cause chronic complaints. You can be compensated for the physical and emotional trauma of your accident.
Seeking medical attention should be the first step you take after a slip and fall accident.
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, the law permits you to recover the fair and reasonable cost for all of your medical treatment including:
- Doctors’ visits
- Emergency room stays
- Surgical procedures
- Rehabilitative services
- Assistive mobility devices
We can identify other medical-related expenses not listed here.
Your injuries could cause you to miss work for a significant period of time. If so, you can recover compensation for your lost wages. Depending on the details of your case, you could also demand compensation for lost tips, benefits, and bonuses.
Reduced Future Earning Capacity
Your injuries may prevent you from continuing in your current field of employment. Your lawyer can gather your employment records to prove that your injuries resulted in reduced earnings. This loss of income can be recovered in certain instances.
How a New York Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Strengthen Your Case
If you have sustained serious injuries in a bar, restaurant or nightclub call our team for a free consultation. Don’t delay. If we agree to accept your case, we will give you advice and support throughout the legal process of your case. You will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a fee when we recover compensation for you.
Though every case is unique, some of the steps we will take may include:
Investigating Your Accident
To build a successful personal injury case, your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the events that led up to your accident. This investigation can include:
- Collecting police and incident reports
- Gathering medical records
- Interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining prior incident records
- Securing and preserving evidence
- Inspecting the premises
- Taking depositions
- Consulting with experts in bar, club, or restaurant management
- Reviewing video footage, if available
Your lawyer will base their legal strategy on their findings.
Negotiating a Settlement
After we have conducted a careful and thorough review of the evidence in your case and you have been advised of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, our lawyers will discuss the possibility of an amicable settlement that is fair and just.
Many claims are resolved before trial but some require a trial before a jury. In order to pursue the best resolution for you, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates lawyers prepare every case for trial to signal to the other side that if their negotiations are not reasonable, we will proceed to trial before a jury in Court.
Presenting Your Case At Trial, if Necessary
During the legal process, it is ultimately your decision whether to accept a settlement before trial, if a settlement offer is made during your lawsuit or claim. Our lawyers will provide advice based upon our decades of experience on whether you should accept any offer of settlement.
When the parties cannot agree to a settlement, the law permits you to present your evidence before a jury at trial in court.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today
Call (212) 732-2929 for a free consultation. A New York slip and fall injury caused by dangerous conditions in a restaurant, bar, or nightclub lawyer can help you seek compensation and justice. Don’t delay, however. There are deadlines that limit your rights to bring a claim. If you fail to bring your claim by the deadline, you may be prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve.