The injuries one may sustain from an accident can place significant limitations on how a person lives their day-to-day life. If you or a loved one were involved in any type of accident in Brooklyn, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can fight for your legal rights. We can examine evidence relating to your claim, initiate swift legal action, and advocate for your right to compensation.
A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can handle your case.
You May Be Able to Recover Compensation for Your Losses
We understand that following an accident, you have been injured and are likely paying out of pocket for various growing expenses. It is our philosophy that you should not have to be financially responsible for an accident that you did not cause. Everybody has a duty of care to perform actions that do not harm others, and those who violate this principle deserve to be held accountable.
When you work with us, you may be able to receive financial recovery to pay for your injuries and accident-related expenses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Childcare costs
Pain and Suffering
“Pain and suffering” is an umbrella term that relates to non-economic losses after an accident. If you were injured, you are entitled to money damages for all the physical injuries caused to you in the accident. Pain, disfigurement, reduced quality of life, and emotional trauma are all items for which you may be able to seek compensation.
Many people often wonder how much they can pursue these losses, especially since they do not come with a tangible value. Generally, the more severe your injuries, the more you may receive for your pain and suffering.
The loss of a loved one due to an accident is a tragedy that should not have happened. In such a case, a family member or a representative of the decedent may be able to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Some examples of recovery in addition to pain and suffering may include:
- Loss of spousal & parental support and income
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses, including burial or cremation
- Loss of parental guidance and household benefits
- Loss of inheritance
Additionally, claimants are generally given two years from the date of their loved one’s passing to pursue financial recovery under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules §5-4.1. Failure to act within this period may forfeit your right to compensation.
Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Capacity
You may not have been able to promptly return to your preferred method of employment following your accident or may have had to take time off to recover. Not having steady work can profoundly impact your family’s financial stability, among a myriad of other complications. We can determine how much you lost as you recovered from your injuries and factor this into the total value of your claim.
We can begin to evaluate your losses by first examining any receipts you may have relating to your injuries. For instance, if you receive an X-ray to look for any internal damage, you or your insurance company will likely be billed for this service.
We can also take into account any aftercare costs or any other assistive therapies to determine a sum of your incurred medical-related damages.
You may have had to spend your recovery period in a hospital bed or needed intensive physical therapy to heal from your injuries. During this time, especially if you are a single parent, you may not have been able to care for your child in the same capacity as you did before. If you had to pay for a caretaker, whether it be an organization or a single individual, you should not have to be responsible for these expenses.
After all, if your accident never occurred, you would not have had to go to such lengths to ensure the care and safety of your child. Speaking with a legal professional can determine what your recovery options may be.
Why Choose Dansker & Aspromonte Associates?
After suffering a serious injury, you may not wish to handle all the details of a personal injury case. From gathering witness testimony to going up against the other party’s representatives, we can take on all of these aspects of your case for you.
- Determine a value for your case: We can assess your losses – including the intangible ways your injury affected your life—to help you seek every dollar available in your case.
- Negotiate and communicate with an insurance company: We may have to go back and forth with an insurer to seek a fair settlement that truly reflects your losses.
- Take your case to court if necessary: If an adequate settlement cannot be reached, we have no problem taking your case to court and presenting evidence before a judge and jury.
- Handle all paperwork involved: A personal injury case may entail filing forms, copying medical records, and other paperwork—and we can ensure this paperwork is filed accurately.
- Keep you in the loop about any updates in your case: If we receive settlement offers or need to advise you on pursuing a lawsuit, we will keep in communication about your case.
To learn more about how we will help, you can call our team any time – day or night – to receive a free consultation.
Complications with an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit That We Can Handle
Personal injury cases can be complicated. Seeking fair compensation can entail a long process that could require compelling evidence gathering, expert testimony, extended negotiations, and more.
We can handle any of the most common insurance claims problems that you may face, such as:
- An unfair or low settlement offer
- Allegations that you were entirely or partially responsible for the accident
- Misrepresentations of statements you made about your injuries
- Denial of your claims
You don’t have to go up against unfair insurance practices when you have our team on your side.
Our Case Results for Past Personal Injury Clients
We are proud of our record of million-dollar settlements for past clients – and we will bring our dedication to seeking results to your case.
We have secured:
- $50 million for a child who sustained brain damage due to medical malpractice
- $10.3 million for a pedestrian injured by a flatbed truck
- $6.25 million for a bicycle delivery worker struck by a van exceeding the local speed limit
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Represent
We can help you with your case if you were injured in any of the following situations:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Brain and spinal cord injury
- Serious injury and wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse
- Police and firefighter injury
- Birth injury
- Medical malpractice
New York’s Statute of Limitations May Affect How Long You Have to Act
How long you have to act depends on the details of your accident under New York’s statute of limitations. There is a time limit within which a lawsuit must be started in all cases. The limits vary and if you fail to make your claim timely, you may be forever precluded from seeking the damages that you deserve. In some cases, claims must be filed in as little as 90 days.
However, you may be able to toll or extend this timeframe, depending on other factors that may be relevant to your claim. A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can explain what these mandates may mean for you.
Negligence Is the Cornerstone of Your Claim
For your case to be successful, your legal team must prove negligence. What this means is that we must establish that your accident was avoidable and was caused by another party’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness.
When examining the cause of your accident, your legal team will also have to demonstrate that:
- The liable party had a duty of care
- For whatever reason, they breached this obligation
- As a result of their actions, they caused your injuries
- Your injuries have resulted in financial losses
Our team can do this by examining the evidence at the scene of the accident, getting statements from eyewitnesses, and analyzing the other party’s role in causing your injuries.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today for a Free Consultation
We have been representing accident victims throughout Brooklyn and the State and City of New York since 1988.. When you work with us, you can expect prompt and compassionate legal services designed to meet the needs of your situation. During your free case review, expect to share details of the circumstances surrounding your accident, the extent of your injuries, and how your life has otherwise been affected.
Many people often shy away from contracting legal services because of the cost. Our team works on contingency, meaning that there is no fee unless we are able to successfully settle or win your claim, whether that be in or out of court. Get started by calling Dansker & Aspromonte Associates.