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Manhattan Personal Injury Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve in Manhattan, NY
Being injured in a negligence-based accident can be a disruptive, life-changing, and often life-threatening experience. It can be difficult to concentrate on your financial, emotional, and physical recovery all at the same time. When dealing with pain, discomfort, and medical issues, you may be too distracted or unable to properly function. Additionally, you may not really understand how to protect your legal rights.
At such a time, a trusted attorney can help you deal with the vital matter of seeking the financial resources you need and deserve to restore your life as soon as possible. Furthermore, with a proven personal injury attorney on board, insurance companies will know that you will not be an easy target for underhanded tactics.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we have spent more than 30 years representing New Yorkers in personal injury claims and lawsuits. Our firm is small enough to treat every client like family and experienced enough to put powerful litigators on your side who have secured millions in settlements and court awards. When insurance companies see us coming, they know they can’t fool anyone with claim denials or reduced payouts far below what your case is worth.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Under New York personal injury law, you have the right as an accident victim to compensation when someone else has harmed you by being negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional in their actions or inactions. The financial resources you secure through a personal injury claim are meant to restore you to the condition you were in prior to your injury. It is a civil action that can lead to a trial in court although most claims are settled outside of court.
In some cases, where victims have suffered permanent disability, no amount of money will restore the person to their prior state of health and functionality. However, our team is here to help you secure every dollar to which you are entitled to ensure that you can move forward in life as optimally as possible.
What is the Potential Compensation in a Manhattan Personal Injury Case?
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, our goal is to get you fair compensation for your long-term needs. When we work with a client, we strive to find every possible recovery entitlement. We will review your medical documents that pertain to the accident and other information to determine the types of recoveries available to you.
You may receive compensation for your losses, such as:
- Past, present, and future pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries including loss of use of body parts
- Emergency room visits
- Transportation costs to and from your doctor’s appointments
- Home modifications your injuries require
- In-home aid
- Lifetime lost wages
We can also include future losses when calculating your damages, accounting for future medical expenses, such as the cost of ongoing rehabilitation, loss of quality of life, and reduced earning capacity.
Our aim is for you to suffer no further losses as a result of your accident-related injuries. We can communicate with your doctors to determine how your injuries will affect you in the long run.
In cases where you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing, we can help you seek appropriate losses and damages in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle in NYC
Personal injuries can stem from a variety of accidents and incidents. Our Manhattan personal injury lawyers handle them all, such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents. Under New York Insurance Law Section 5102 (d), motor vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles that result in serious physical injuries qualify a victim to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Depending on the nature of the accident, multiple parties may share liability for the injuries and losses.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
- Construction accidents. Occupational hazards often occur in the construction industry due to the nature of the work. These can include but are not limited to arc flashes, blasts, and electric shocks, collapsing trenches and scaffolds, defective forklifts and other equipment, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and high areas, and slips on stairways. Third-party contractors may bear liability for your injuries.
- Slip and fall accidents. Where injuries occur due to the negligence of property owners and managers, you may have the right to a claim. Property owners can be those owning or managing private, public, and government premises.
- Line of duty injuries. We represent police officers and firefighters who have suffered injuries. You may be entitled to sue the person, corporation, or other entity that caused the accident and you may be able to sue your employer, including the City of New York.
- Medical malpractice. If a doctor or medical professional failed to act reasonably and prudently in conformance with the prevailing medical standards of care and you or a family member was harmed because of it, we can hold them responsible.
- Nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Dog bites.
- Negligent security. These injury claims fall under premises liability in which property owners fail to take security measures to protect guests and visitors.
- Workplace accidents. Compensation is generally available under workers’ compensation laws. In some cases, a third-party claim may be filed against another negligent party who contributed to the accident.
Liable parties in these types of cases can include negligent drivers, negligent property owners, nursing home staff or administrators, business owners, government entities or employers, negligent medical professionals, and third parties in construction or other workplace accidents.
What is the Statute of Limitations in New York?
Limits are imposed on the amount of time you have to institute a lawsuit in all types of cases. Some time limits are shorter than others. Some claims need to be filed within 90 days after an accident. New York State Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 (5) provides that you may file a claim within three years from the date of the accident for many but not all types of lawsuits.
Three years may seem like a long time to decide to file a claim. However, to allow yourself to receive the greatest possible amount of compensation for your injuries, you should contact an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after seeking medical attention.
No Upfront Costs to You
Some victims forego legal representation due to the costs. When you work with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, you won’t have to worry about this. We operate on a contingency-fee-basis that allows us to begin working on your case immediately, with no up-front costs to you.
Furthermore, if your case is not successful, you will not have to worry about paying legal fees. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys only accept payment if we win a settlement or court-awarded offer in your favor. We advocate for victims of negligence and we want to do everything possible to ease the burden of the legal process.
Injuries caused by negligence or wrongdoing can run the gamut from minor to catastrophic. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys are here to represent you in all types of personal injuries, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic widespread pain
These injuries may result in a temporary or permanent disability that costs you a fortune in medical expenses and lost wages. You deserve fair compensation when your injury resulted from someone’s negligence. Do not let a liable party get away with causing your losses without putting up a fight.
You deserve to rest and heal from your injuries, but handling the legal process alone can cause you added stress. Without a Manhattan personal injury attorney, you may not know how to fully secure your rights. This is where our firm can come in and help. After an accident, our team can assist by doing the following:
Identifying All Parties Involved
Personal injury cases may involve multiple liable parties. We can thoroughly investigate to identify all of them so you can seek fair compensation. For example, if you were injured in a collision with a commercial truck, both the truck driver and his employer may bear liability for your losses. If the accident resulted from faulty brakes, the truck manufacturer may be responsible, as well.
We can use the expertise of an accident reconstructionist to determine the cause of your accident so you can pursue the appropriate party. This helps ensure you make the most of your claim when seeking damages.
Collecting All Necessary Evidence for Your Case
Different types of evidence may come into play in your case. We leave no stone unturned when proving the liability of the other party. We may request information to help prove fault, such as:
- Black box data from a commercial truck that struck you
- Documentation of maintenance and repairs done to a commercial vehicle
- Police reports of the crash
- Eyewitness testimony
- Dashcam footage
- Intersection camera footage
- Expert testimony
The more specific evidence we have, the better we can argue for fair compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Dealing With the Other Party's Insurance Company
Filing an insurance claim can be complicated. An adjuster may argue that you were more at fault than stated and thus deny or undervalue your claim. We can present our own findings to establish the liability of the other party or parties.
Additionally, filing a claim involves an abundance of paperwork and documentation. We can handle all of that as well as the communications with the liable party and their policy provider. This can take a significant weight off your shoulders.
Negotiating a Fair Settlement
An insurer may pressure you into accepting an unfair initial settlement offer. You should know that once you accept the offer, you will usually be barred from seeking additional compensation later on if your injuries prove more severe.
If you end up suffering from a permanent disability, you will want your settlement to reflect your future losses, both economic and non-economic. We can handle the back-and-forth negotiations with the insurer so you can rest easy knowing we are working to help you secure a fair financial recovery.
Representing You at Trial if Needed
If negotiations with an insurer do not result in a fair settlement, we can take legal action by filing a lawsuit. When we do this, we take care of the court proceedings involved. Your legal team will argue your case before a judge or jury.
In some situations, a lawsuit will not even go to trial. Once an insurer sees that we have filed, they may renegotiate a settlement. This is the best-case scenario since it will save you time and money in court costs. Regardless, our Manhattan personal injury lawyers will not back down from a legal fight if that’s what’s needed to seek an appropriate sum for your losses.
If you are ready to start discussing your case, don't hesitate to reach out to our personal injury attorneys in Manhattan today.
Brain Damaged Child $50 Million
A four-year-old boy was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Wrongful Death $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when our client was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Our client was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Pedestrian Injury $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.