We are experienced trial lawyers. Ansa Assuncao attorneys treat our clients’ problems as our own and fight hard to get the best results possible for them.
We know how to help you. We are New York lawyers with decades of experience fighting in the New York courts. We handle cases in all 5 NYC Boroughs and the surrounding counties. We are also regularly asked to take charge of cases in other states around the country.
For a decade, Ansa Assuncao has specialized in accident cases involving people who have sustained serious or life-changing injuries as a result of accidents involving automobiles, semi-truck and tractor-trailer, buses and motorcycles.. We also have broad expertise in cases involving industrial plant and manufacturing accidents, explosions of steam, chemicals or flammable materials; medical malpractice, malfunctioning escalators and elevators, dangerous conditions on properties and product defects.
There are nearly 2 million heavy trucks on the road every day in the United States. With that many trucks on the road, approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year. Nearly 5,000 of those trucking accidents resulting in deaths. Trucks share the road with everyday passenger vehicles. When heavy trucks are involved in accidents, 98% of the deaths that follow occur to individuals in the passenger vehicles. We have experience litigating semi-truck and tractor-trailer automotive negligence cases across the United States including: Arizona (semi-truck accident involving fatality of a six-year old boy), Texas (semi-truck accident involving pedestrian in cross-walk), Arkansas (fatality involving a multi-vehicle tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 90), and Rhode Island (semi-truck accident involving motorcyclist fatality.). We have handled many of these cases in New York. We understand how to investigate the event, scientifically reconstruct the accident, determine fault for the crash and bring the case to a successful conclusion.Automobile Accidents
Over 35,000 fatalities are reported every year in the United States as a result of motor vehicle accidents. There are a growing number of careless and inattentive drivers on the road. With more vehicles on the roads than ever, millions of car accidents per year. Many of these accidents can cause significant and catastrophic injuries to vehicle occupants. Our White Plains personal injury attorneys have litigated cases in New York courts involving semi-truck, tractor-trailer, bus and motor vehicle accidents, including catastrophic injury and pedestrian fatalities.Motorcycle Accidents
Throughout the United States, motorcycle operators are 35 times more likely than passenger vehicles operators to die in an automotive accident. Motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious injuries such as traumatic brain damage, back and neck injuries, fractured bones and even death. We have experience litigating motorcycle accident cases and getting clients relief for their catastrophic and serious injuries.Bus Accidents
In New York City pedestrians and bus passengers are killed or sustain serious injuries as a result of careless bus driving. The truth is that bus accidents routinely are caused by poor training, bad or reckless driving, the failure to obey the most basic vehicle and traffic laws, especially the right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists. Many accidents also are the direct result of bus companies’ failure to properly maintain and equip busses with the necessary safety equipment, including back-up alarms and rear-view monitors. Ansa Assuncao lawyers are fully knowledgeable of the types of busses involved in the accident and the equipment required to safely operate a bus. Today, the bus’s own video cameras coupled with probing depositions of the negligent bus drivers demonstrates where the fault lies in a bus accident.Construction Injury Cases
Construction sites are frequently in disarray. Conditions can be dangerous and proper safety is often overlooked in the name of profit. This can result in significant injuries and wrongful death to employees and workers. We have litigated cases in all types of construction accidents including: scaffolding accidents, dangerous work-site conditions and construction site falls; many cases involving workers injured and claiming relief under New York Labor Law and Industrial Codes.Elevator and Escalator Personal Injury Accidents
Everyday thousands of people use elevators and escalators to navigate corporate buildings, subway stations, and commercial malls. Due to the negligence and carelessness of building owners, contractors and employees, elevators and escalators are often left in bad repair. This can result in significant injuries to those innocently traveling on someone’s property. We have litigated hundreds of cases in the New York Metro area involving workers, employees and private individuals injured in vertical transportation accidents in just about every conceivable location, including shopping malls, hospitals, bus stations, new building construction, prisons and manufacturing and industrial facilities.Product Liability
We are all consumers. Defective products can cause serious personal injury or death to innocent people when they malfunction. Often times, products are not recalled despite manufacturer knowledge of flaws in the finished product. This occurs with automobiles and other every day products we use. We have experience in holding the manufacturers responsible for putting a product into the market that is not fit for everyday use by the everyday consumer.Medical Malpractice
We continue to put our trust in healthcare professionals without question. While medical professionals do not like to admit mistakes, often it is their mistakes that cause catastrophic injury. We have experience litigating medical malpractice cases and holding doctors and medical professionals responsible for those mistakes.Premises Liability
Owners of property have a duty to keep their premises safe. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective condition on property, had a tragic slip and fall resulting in injury, and the property owner is responsible because of his neglect or irresponsibility, you may have a premises liability claim and be entitled to financial compensation. Our White Plains personal injury lawyers have experience regarding the negligence of the property owner and showing that the owner knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous or defective condition, and the owner failed to remedy, repair or simply warn visitors about it.Wrongful Death
In New York, if someone’s death was caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another person, the family members of the victim can bring a wrongful death lawsuit for financial compensation. These lawsuits often result from tragic accidents and the negligence of others, including car accidents, truck and bus accidents, medical and professional malpractice, and work-place falls and mishaps.
New York law for wrongful death claims must be brought within a short period of time after an accident. The family of a wrongful death claimant may be entitled to recover expenses such as funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and the loss of a loved one's companionship.Contact Us Today
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury, we will meet with you and discuss your claim, explain in detail what your legal remedies may be and pursue justice for you. If you have been injured in certain circumstances, the law may entitle you to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you or a loved has been hurt or killed due to the negligence of another party, don’t wait. Contact Ansa Assuncao today at (914) 259-8810 for a free consultation and a no-obligation appointment without delay.