Following a sexual assault, our law firm knows that you might be feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed. Do not let your fear stand in the way of collecting fair compensation for the damages you have suffered. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, you can utilize our knowledge and resources to help you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
You deserve justice if you were sexually assaulted due to unsafe property. There are many circumstances that could have led to your assault. A Queens sexual assault on a premises lawyer will be devoted to discovering all relevant details that could support your claim and help you obtain justice.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to speak to a member of our team to learn about what you should do and about the various types of compensation you could be entitled to pursue. Dial (212) 732-2929.
How Your Lawyer Will Prove Liability in Your Case
In order to hold the liable party responsible for your losses, you will need to provide evidence that their actions or inactions contributed to the situation that resulted in your assault. You will not have to spend your time hunting these pieces of information down yourself.
Our team can collect:
- Eyewitness testimony to prove that the property was not in proper condition to keep people safe
- Security camera footage that captured your assault
- Past complaints from tenants and visitors to fix broken or defective conditions that led to your sexual assault
- Medical documents that confirm the injuries or diagnoses you received from your assault
There are many other pieces of information that can be gathered to prove your case that are not included here.
The Parties that Could Be Responsible for Your Sexual Assault
The owner or manager of the property where you were assaulted will be the first person we look to for possible compensation. Each person who owns property in New York owes a duty to visitors and residents on the premises to provide a safe premises. If they knew or should have known about a condition that led to your sexual assault they could be held liable.
For your case to succeed, you will need to prove that the property owner or manager had a legal obligation to provide you with a safe premise. A sexual assault lawyer from Dansker and Aspromonte can evaluate all the facts and circumstances to find the evidence to prove your case.
To recover compensation, you have to prove that the owner violated their duty of care, that this violation led to your sexual assault, and that you suffered damages as a result of the sexual assault.
You Could Hold a Municipality Responsible
If you were harmed on property owned or managed by a municipality, the city or state could be liable. For instance, a city employee could have failed to lock a gate or allowed a broken lock to go unrepaired. These conditions could have given your assailant the opportunity to perpetuate the sexual assault.
If you decide to bring a lawsuit against a government entity or agency, you may have a very short window of time to do so. You should consult an experienced lawyer immediately. Your lawyer will handle those deadlines for you.
Types of Compensation You Could Be Entitled to Collect
You might wonder what else you may be entitled to after a sexual assault in addition to criminal justice. You should know that you could recover financial compensation for your financial and emotional losses. These can include damages to cover the costs of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages, income, and benefits
- Cost of any related medical treatment, including hospital bills, mental health treatment, therapy, counseling, and any required medication
Depending on the nature of your case, you could be entitled to other forms of compensation not included here.
We’ll Work with the Insurance Companies
Once you decide to retain our services, we will file a claim with the responsible parties and the appropriate insurance companies. We will attempt to negotiate for a full and fair settlement for you while pursuing a lawsuit against the liable parties. If the insurance company involved refuses to fairly compensate you for the damages you have suffered we will take your case to trial.
We will fight for you to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Your lawyer can seek an award at trial by utilizing evidence, presenting testimony, cross-examining witnesses, and demonstrating the damages that you have suffered.
Contact an Attorney for Help Handling a Sexual Assault on a Premises in Queens
If you were sexually assaulted on a Queens property, there are resources for you, including those listed on the New York City Police Department website. You can trust us with your case because we have been representing people in the New York City metropolitan area since 1988. Call (212) 732-2929 to speak to our team about how we can fight for you to obtain justice and full and fair compensation for all the damages you have suffered.