If you were assaulted in a public housing complex, you may have suffered both physical and emotional injuries. During this challenging time, you are not alone. You deserve an advocate who will fight for your right to justice and compensation.
Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been advocating for injured claimants since 1988. A Queens assault on a public housing lawyer will work to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Call (212) 732-2929 for a free consultation. We will review your case, answer your questions, and advise you on how to proceed.
Understanding Assault in Public Housing
Not every assault in public housing necessarily involves the negligence of another party. If your assault was the result of the fault of public housing personnel to act reasonably to ensure the premises were safe, you may be entitled to fair and just compensation.
Every assault case is unique. Your Queens assault on a public housing lawyer will have to conduct a careful and thorough investigation of the circumstances of your attack to determine whether it could have been prevented if housing personnel had acted differently.
The first step in evaluating a personal injury claim involving an assault must begin with an investigation of the type of assault you suffered. Some types of assault include:
- Physical violence, such as hitting, slapping, pushing, choking, or restraining
- Sexual assault, such as rape
- Assault with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club
- Verbal threats or intentional intimidation
After your assault, there are several actions you should take to protect your rights. Most importantly, you should contact the police and report the assault. Many times, a victim is either too frightened or embarrassed to report an attack. A police investigation or criminal prosecution can not only bring a perpetrator to justice and protect the community from further violence, but the work performed by police and prosecutors can serve as a strong foundation of proof in your claim for damages against housing personnel.
Another helpful action you can take following an assault is receiving immediate medical attention. In order to demand compensation for your injuries, you must first prove that you sustained injuries in the first place. Medical, hospital, or therapy records documenting your injuries and medical treatment after your assault will provide powerful evidence for your case. On the other hand, an absence of medical records will weaken your claims. Take photographs of your injuries throughout your recovery and keep copies of any money you spent out of pocket for this care.
The sooner you contact the qualified and experienced personal injury team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, the sooner we can help you fight for your rights and give you advice on how to build a strong case while you recover from your attack. You can call us today to begin a free, no-obligation consultation. To get started, dial (212) 732-2929.
Recoverable Damages After Being Assaulted in Public Housing
If you suffered physical or emotional injuries after being assaulted, you do not have to suffer in silence. A Queens assault in public housing lawyer can explain your rights, review your case, and calculate the cost of your injury-related damages.
The amount of compensation you can recover will be based on various aspects of your case. For instance, the extent and severity of your injuries, your psychological trauma, and the cost of your medical bills will impact the value of your case.
Per the American Bar Association, you may be able to secure compensation for the following expenses:
Pain and Suffering
The degree of physical and emotional trauma victims experience during and after an assault varies greatly. Based upon the evidence in your case, the law permits you to recover fair and just compensation for those injuries in the past and future.
The injuries associated with being assaulted can require hospitalization, doctors’ visits, psychological therapy, medications, and more. Victims may be able to secure a financial recovery for these and other medical-related expenses.
Loss of Income
An assault can leave victims physically and mentally unable to work. In these cases, victims are able to seek monetary compensation for current and future lost wages.
Reduced Future Earning Capacity
Your assault-related injuries may have permanently affected your earning power. If so, your lawyer can calculate the difference in your earning power before and after the assault. If your injuries left you with a long-term disability, you could recover compensation for this expense as well.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Works for You
If you were assaulted in a public housing residence that resulted from negligence that caused or contributed to unsafe conditions, New York law permits you to demand fair and just compensation for each and every aspect of damages you sustained. Determining that your assault was the result of negligence is dependent upon the facts of each case. If our office agrees to accept your case, we will begin a careful and thorough investigation that will include reviewing all police or housing incident reports, interviewing witnesses, examining criminal court records, speaking to building security experts, researching prior incidents at the same location, examining police crime records in the neighborhood and other actions.
We Will Present Your Case at Trial Before A Jury, if Necessary
Our law firm believes that victims of assault in public housing deserve quality representation. If we cannot settle your case with housing representatives we will proceed to trial in Court. Though most cases are able to be settled prior to trial, at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates we prepare every case for trial. By doing this, we signal to the other side that we remain committed to trial if they do not negotiate in good faith.
Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
If you have been victimized in public housing and want to know your rights, you can contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for a free consultation. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We get paid a legal fee on a “contingency” fee. That means that we only get paid when we recover compensation in your case.
Get Started Exploring Your Legal Options Today
The Queens assault in public housing lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are here to help you understand your rights. If you have been assaulted in public housing, don’t delay speaking to a lawyer. There are deadlines that limit your rights. If you fail to file a claim against public housing by the deadline, you can be prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (212) 732-2929.