Slip or trip and fall injuries are common on the sidewalks of Queens. But too many victims, unfortunately, fail to pursue the compensation they deserve, often because they do not realize that one or more parties other than themselves might be responsible for their fall and be financially liable for their injuries. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we help accident victims in Queens determine who is responsible for their injuries, and then we help them recover the maximum compensation possible from those parties and their insurance companies.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates fights for the rights of accident victims in the New York City area, including all five boroughs and the suburbs of Long Island and Westchester County. We have a long and successful track record, thanks to our abundance of legal resources that we put to work for every client. We want to help you with your claim and lawsuit, and we do not charge a fee until we obtain financial compensation for you.
To learn more about our firm and to receive a free, no-obligation Queens sidewalk accident case evaluation, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929.
We Find the Responsible Parties and Hold Them Liable
When people suffer injuries due to slip or trip and fall accidents in Queens, they too often fail to seek the compensation they deserve because they do not know their rights. Most people do not just fall for no reason. There is usually a dangerous condition such as a raised or broken section of sidewalk or curb or slippery condition such as ice or debris that causes the fall. These dangerous conditions usually exist due to someone else’s negligence.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, our Queens sidewalk accident attorneys investigate your accident and injuries, get to the bottom of how the accident happened, and identify the responsible party or parties. Often there is more than one. We gather evidence to clearly identify the hazardous condition that caused your fall and show why the responsible party or parties had a duty of care to address the situation, make repairs and protect others from the dangerous condition.
The list of parties that might share in the liability for your Queens sidewalk injury could be very long, but in our experience representing slip and fall accident victims, the most likely ones include the following:
A Property Owner
The owner of the property where your sidewalk injury occurred is one of the first parties to investigate. A property owner has a duty to keep their premises and adjacent sidewalks free from hazards that might injure pedestrians. If a dangerous situation emerges, the property owner must address it promptly. If the condition cannot be made safe or repaired in a timely manner, the owner must take steps to protect others from it. These steps may include physically blocking off the area or posting clearly visible signs warning of the situation.
We will investigate to determine if the property owner where your injury occurred had a duty to address the condition that caused or contributed to your accident and resulting injuries.
A Business Owner
Many businesses in Queens operate out of property owned by someone else. In these situations, it is often not just the owner of the property but also the tenant or owner of the business who has a duty of care to keep the premises and sidewalk safe and hazard-free.
Depending on the circumstances of your injury and where it happened, we may be able to recover compensation from both the property owner and the business owner.
A Maintenance Company
If your Queens sidewalk injury resulted from a dangerous condition that a maintenance company had been hired to maintain or repair, we may be able to hold the company liable for their failure to safely and adequately do so.
The City of New York
The City of New York or another municipal agency may be responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and repair of the public sidewalk, curb or tree bed where your accident occurred. We will investigate and determine whether the City or some other municipal entity is responsible for the dangerous condition that caused your accident. It is important to quickly determine whether the City is responsible because a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days after the accident in order to preserve your right to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the City.
Other Liable Parties
Repairmen or repair companies, paving or asphalt companies, snow removal contractors, landscapers and may other potentially liable parties may be entirely or in part responsible for your Queens slip and fall accident and injury. That is why it is always a good idea to reach out to a Queens sidewalk lawyer and let them evaluate your case. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates offers a free case evaluation, and we will take the time to review your case carefully and discuss our findings with you to make sure you understand your options.
For a free, no-obligation consultation right away, call our office at (212) 732-2929.
Be Aware of Time Limits in Your Case
Injury cases, especially those involving slip or trip and falls on sidewalks, often have strict time limits by which you must abide. If you fail to file a Notice of Claim or lawsuit within a specified period of time, you may lose your rights to recover compensation. A member of the team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you determine and abide by the time limits for your case.
Your Queens Sidewalk Injury Compensation
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we will seek to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages you have sustained due to your sidewalk accident. As part of your initial case evaluation, we will examine and discuss with you the full slate of damages you have incurred, including both economic and noneconomic losses.
We will look at your medical bills and expenses incurred due to your injuries and project the medical bills and expenses that you will likely incur in the future. We will also estimate your loss of current and future income due your disability and time away from your job or reduced work capacity. We will demonstrate the pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and physical limitations and disabilities that you have suffered and may continue to suffer into the future.
Our job is to get you the most money possible for your injuries. Your settlement or jury award may include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Current and future medical bills
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost wages
Once our lawyers have fully investigated your case, we will prove the value of your case to the responsible parties, their insurance companies, and, if necessary, to a jury in order to obtain the best possible financial recovery.
Call (212) 732-2929 for a Free Queens Sidewalk Injury Case Evaluation Today
The Queens trip and Fall on sidewalk lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are ready to get to work for you today. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call (212) 732-2929.