Sidewalk Injuries in New York – Who’s Responsible

New York City is a city of walkers. Unfortunately for some, the sidewalks can be laden with unpleasant surprises that an unsuspecting pedestrian would not be able to anticipate. These include:

  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Obstructed sidewalks
  • Trapdoors in sidewalks including open trapdoors
  • Icy sidewalks or snowy sidewalks
  • Bricks or cobbles sticking out above the rest of the sidewalk
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Sidewalks with holes in them
  • Broken manhole covers in sidewalks

The owners of property adjacent to sidewalks are charged with maintaining the sidewalks. The law says that the property owner must maintain the sidewalk in a timely manner. Not all property owners comply with the laws. When a dangerous sidewalk is not maintained, people can slip and fall and seriously injure themselves.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slippery, cracked, or otherwise dangerous condition on a sidewalk in Manhattan, Brookyln, Queens, or elsewhere throughout New York City or state, the law is on your side. You can seek compensation from the property owner at fault to pay for medical expenses and other accident-related damages.

Injured by a Sideawalk Trip and Fall? Contact Personal Injury Attorneys in NYC

The attorneys at Alpert, Slobin & Rubenstein LLP, in New York, NY, will help you understand if you have a legal basis to file a trip-and-fall claim against the property sidewalk owner. Please call to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury attorney at 888-694-6587 or 718-829-8800 to learn more about your rights and how we can help.

We represent clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City, New York, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

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