Getting in an accident can totally upend your life, leaving you with high medical bills and intense pain and suffering. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, our personal injury lawyers in New York City advocate on behalf of the rights of victims. We believe that nobody should have to pay out of pocket for expenses due to the negligence of others or suffer injuries without fair compensation.
When you call us, we’ll provide a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options. Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that there are no hidden fees or start-up costs when you work with us; we only get paid when you recover compensation.. We fight for you, so you can focus on your own recovery.
What Kinds of Services Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Provide?
When you work with the New York City personal injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we will:
- Carefully and thoroughly investigate you claim
- Gather and preserve evidence of fault and injury
- Calculate your losses
- File your legal claim in a timely manner
- Keep you informed of any updates
- Consult experts to prove your case
- Handle all communications with the involved parties and their representatives
- Explain your legal rights
- Negotiate for an appropriate settlement amount
- Represent you in court and bring your case to trial before a jury if necessary
These a just a short list of the many things we will do during our handling of your case. If you specifically need other services than the ones we have listed here, please do not hesitate to ask. We are determined to answer your personal injury questions and meet the needs of your case in any way we can.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving New York, call (212) 732-2929
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Handle a Wide Range of Cases
Our personal injury attorneys in New York City have helped injury victims in the state since 1988. Some of the types of cases we handle include:
- Serious injury and wrongful death
- Spinal cord and brain injuries
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Vehicle collisions and bicycle accidents
- Premises liability and sidewalk accidents
- Police and firefighter injuries
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Medical malpractice
You may have been injured in a case not listed above. Contact our office to discuss whether we can help.
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Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You Pursue Compensation
The extent of your injuries, the type of accident you were involved in, and how it affected you financially, emotionally, and physically will influence the worth of your case.
When your lawyers assess your damages, we will classify them into two categories: economic and non-economic. Note that the following lists are not exhaustive, as you might be able to claim other damages that you are not aware of yet.
Collectible Economic Damages After an Injury Accident
The law entitles you to recover any financial losses due to the fault of another.. We can determine the value of your economic damagesby gathering bills and invoices, medical records, employment records, pension documents, and other documents. Some of the most common types of economic damages include:
- Medical expenses: These costs might account for hospital stays, doctor’s appointment co-pays, medical devices, medication, and surgery.
- Lost wages: It’s possible that you had to miss work to tend to your injuries.
- Lost future earning capacity: Since you might not be able to return to the same job, you can sue for lost tips, commission, bonuses, hourly wages, vacation time, and business opportunities.
- Property loss: Your belongings or vehicle might have been destroyed or damaged when you were injured.
- In-home care costs: Sometimes, injured victims need assistance at home to take care of the house and their children.
- Burial and funeral expenses: If your loved one lost their life in the accident, you can recover the financial costs of the funeral and burial.
Typical Non-Economic Damages Stemming From an Accident
New York law also entitles you to recover non-economic damages resulting from the negligence of another. Some of the typical non-economic damages you may be entitled to includes:
- Pain and suffering: Your injuries cause you pain or other type of suffering
- Lost quality of life: You can’t engage in the activities you once enjoyed.
- Disability, disfigurement, and scarring: The accident might have changed your appearance or mobility.
- Loss of consortium: The injury may have affected your relationship with your spouse
- Loss of guidance, companionship, and affection: In the event of wrongful death, you are entitled to compensation for the loss of another’s guidance or support.
Even if you are not sure whether you have the right to bring a claim, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately so that you ensure that your claim is filed on time. You don’t have forever to file for damages. New York State enforces strict timelines to bring a civil action. If you fail to file on time, you may be forever prevented from recovering the compensation you would otherwise be entitled to recover.
New York’s Rules on Comparative Negligence
When there are questions of fault, both parties may have a share in the blame. Under New York law (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 1411), the court uses a pure comparative negligence standard. This means that you can pursue compensation for your case even if the other party is only slightly negligent.
Under this standard, they split the percentage of fault between the two parties. Whatever compensation you get awarded gets reduced by that percentage. So, if you were awarded $50,000 and were found 50% responsible, you will only get $25,000.
Insurance companies will use this rule to reduce your compensation as much as possible. One of our jobs is to gather supporting evidence that shows that your share of resonsibility, if any, is as small as possible.
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How We Can Help You Prove Negligence
Our legal experts tune our services to match the needs of each individual case. To recover compensation on your behalf (no matter what type of accident you were in), we must prove negligence using four elements to build a successfulpersonal injury claim:
Duty of Care
Your accident attorney must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care. For example, a driver has a duty to abide by all traffic rules and adapt their driving to the road conditions. Keeping you and all other people on the street safe is their duty.
Breach of Duty
Your lawyer must prove that the defendant breached that duty. For example, when a driver drinks and drives, drives while fatigued, or speeds, they have failed to uphold their duty of care. Negligence or deliberate action can cause this breach.
Your NYC personal injury attorney must also prove that this breach of duty of care was a substantial factor in causing the accident and, ultimately, your injuries.
Your lawyer will also need to prove that you have sustained financial and non-financial losses because of the accident, such as physical and emotional injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and lost quality of life.
Types of Evidence We Will Use to Back Up Your Personal Injury Claim
It might be difficult to pinpoint how the negligent party breached their duty of care, but leave that job to your New York personal injury attorney. We can gather and present evidence such as:
- Video camera footage
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical records
- Cell phone records
- The incident report
- Expert reports and testimony
- Sworn testimony
How Pain and Suffering Is Compensated in a New York Personal Injury Claim
Your pain and suffering compensation will be based upon many factors.This amount can vary significantly, and it is typically based on the severity of your injuries, whether or not they are permanent, your financial damages such as lost wages and the defendant’s degree of liability.
Your NYC personal injury lawyer will negotiate for the highest possible compensation for your suffering. If the at-fault party or their insurer won’t offer you a fair settlement, we won’t hesitate to take them to present your case to a jury in Court.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Have Collected Millions for Our Clients
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we prioritize our clients’ needs to make sure they are treated fairly throughout the legal process and that they can receive maximum compensation.
Our past verdict and settlement results can attest to these goals.
- $50 million for a four-year-old boy who suffered brain damage due to medical malpractice
- $31 million for a police officer who sustained serious injuries in a car accident
- $6.6 million for a young lady who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident
- $2.8 million for a woman who suffered broken bones after getting hit by a bus
How Long You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New York
Every personal injury claim will have a time limit in which you can file, which is known as a statute of limitations. To understand how long you have to file your case after an accident in New York, you will need to speak to a personal injury lawyer about the specifics of your case. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin building your legal strategy.
Connect With the Attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Today
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.