Any party who owns or manages a private property bears the legal responsibility to take all reasonable measures to make the property safe. This means that when a crime, such as rape, happens on a private Queens property, the owner, manager, or landlord might be liable for damages resulting from the rape victim’s injuries.
Often, in the case of rape, premises liability stems from negligent security. There are many measures a hotel, motel, apartment, mall, college, garage, or nightclub owner can take to keep patrons safe from sexual assaults. When they fail to fulfill their duty of care in this regard, the rape victim can demand compensation for the losses they suffered as a result of the attack.
If you suffered rape on a Queens private property, you should not have to bear the added stress of recovering from your physical and emotional injuries, medical bills and lost earnings alone if your attack was preventable. A Queens rape on private property due to negligent security lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
Call us today for a free case review at (212) 732-2929.
A Law Firm Can Help Your Claim
A law firm that practices premises liability law can help you seek justice for your rape. We can bring a suit against the property owner or manager whose negligent security caused, facilitated, or failed to prevent the assault from taking place. The law requires that these individuals provide reasonably adequate security measures to keep you safe from foreseeable crimes on their properties.
Our efforts will happen separate from any criminal proceedings against your assailant. Although this individual directly caused the injuries you suffered, the criminal courts and prosecutors will handle your assailant’s punishment. Instead, our efforts will identify the property owner or manager and fight to recover damages from them directly.
The legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will build your case by carefully and thoroughly investigating the circumstances and details of your rape. We will gather evidence to establish the property owner’s negligent security and prove the damages you suffered due to this negligence.
How We Will Build Your Claim in the Pursuit of Justice
A successful premises liability case requires your lawyer to prove that:
- The property owner or other responsible party failed to provide adequate security to keep you safe from crime
- This breach of duty caused you to suffer injury
- You suffered physical, emotional or financial damages,
Our firm has been handling premises liability cases since 1988. We will use our extensive experience fighting for victims just like you to recover the most compensation available.
Proving Failure to Provide Adequate Security
There are many reasonable security measures a property owner, management company, tenant, security company and others can take to protect you from criminals on a property. These measures include providing:
- Proper surveillance
- Well-lighted parking lots
- Adequate monitoring of secluded areas
- Well-maintained security systems
- A sufficient number of security guards
- Functioning locks on doors and windows
- Adapting to existing criminal activity in the community
When we investigate how your rape happened, we can visit the scene to assess the property’s security efforts. We can also obtain access to surveillance videos, if available, and talk to witnesses on the property to further bolster your claim of negligent security. In many instances we will retain a premises security expert to analyze crime statistics in the area of your attack and determine whether certain parties failed to implement necessary security actions. These are just a small fraction of the actions we may take to prove your claim resulted from negligence. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 to learn how we can fight for you.
Sexual Assault Cases Result in a Wide Variety of Damages
Sexual assault victims can suffer a wide variety of injuries, including physical, psychological, and emotional damages. The injuries you suffered as the result of your rape will be specific to the elements of the attack you endured, as well as the unique manner in which your body and mind handle the assault.
It is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after your rape. Many victims are reluctant to report their attack and seek treatment. It is important to document your medical injuries which can serve as powerful evidence in your damages claim.
The following are common physical injuries following a sexual assault that can be documented by hospital or medical personnel:
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
- HIV infection
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Genital injury
- Broken bones, facial trauma, bruising or other physical injuries
Emotional and Psychological Injuries
The emotional and psychological trauma stemming from a sexual assault can far outpace the significant pain and suffering from physical injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sexual violence victims often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder long after their rape.
It is important to seek treatment following a sexual assault so that medical professionals can identify and treat all emotional injuries that you are suffering from including these commonly identified post-assault conditions:
- Nightmares, insomnia, and difficulty sleeping
- Sexual problems
- Not wanting to leave home
- Flashbacks of the attack
- Difficulty concentrating
- Eating difficulties/disorders
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities they once enjoyed
These emotional responses can prove overwhelming to the rape survivor. They can consume the victim and also have an economic effect on their ability to earn a living and enjoy life. The psychological and emotional injuries from rape require intensive treatment. The costs of this treatment and any income loss can be extensive. You don’t have to deal with these damages alone. You may be entitled to recover compensation from a negligent party for these costs.
Proving Recoverable Damages
A Queens rape on private property due to negligent security lawyer at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will carefully investigate and compile all of the evidence that establishes your damages to build a strong claim. We will gather all of your medical records, photographs of all visible injuries, retain medical experts, analyze all lost wages information to build a strong claim for maximum compensation. While every claim is based upon unique facts and circumstances some of the types of damages you may be able to recover includes:
- Past and future pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Any other out of pocket expenses resulting from your injuries
Our legal team will work relentlessly to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Hire a Queens Rape on Private Property Due to Negligent Security Lawyer
The injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for victims just like you since 1988. We take great pride in the outcomes we have achieved for our clients. To date, these results exceed $450 million. Many of our cases involve negligent building security. In a recent case, our lawyers were able to obtain a $2.25 million dollar settlement for a home health aide who was attacked in an elevator after an assailant was able to enter her building through an unlocked door. This is just one of many examples of the hard work and substantial outcomes that result from our passion for serving the injured people of New York.
We want to help you protect your rights. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 for a free case review. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a fee when we recover compensation for you. Call us today. Don’t delay as there are deadlines that limit your ability to bring a claim. If you fail to file your claim by the deadline, you could be prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are standing by to hear from you.