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A Sidewalk Fall Lawyer in NY Who Protects the Rights of New Yorkers

Sidewalks in New York can be chaotic, with rush hour crowds, lunch break crowds, holiday shopping crowds and summer tourists pouring out of theaters and shops. It's hard enough to make your way down the sidewalk without bumping into people, but when the city of New York or a business owner has been negligent and the sidewalk is in disrepair, just walking to the subway can become dangerous. A trip and fall on an uneven sidewalk can result in serious injuries. If you fall, you may be entitled to compensation. That's when it's important to discuss your options with a sidewalk fall lawyer in New York. Contact our firm today. Call (800) 692-3717 today for a free consultation.

Broken sidewalks, holes in the pavement, icy puddles, construction site debris, unmarked wet sidewalk cement, fallen police tape around utility workers or cargo stacked up next to store loading zones-all of these situations can cause a severe pedestrian hazards and sidewalk fall injury. Having been in personal injury law for over 90 years, our firm is highly skilled at representing New Yorkers injured on the sidewalk. We are familiar with all sorts of factors that impact a sidewalk fall injury.

Who is Liable for Sidewalk Falls? Who Can You Sue?

If you fell on a sidewalk in front of a private property, you may be able to sue the property owner. This is common when the sidewalk is in disrepair, or is cracked, uneven, or has other hazardous conditions due to the property owner’s failure to maintain it. In this case, you may have grounds for a sidewalk accident lawsuit. Speak to a sidewalk slip and fall accident attorney to learn about your legal options.

Can You Sue the City for Falling on a Sidewalk?

Sidewalks that are under the jurisdiction and control of a local government are the responsibility of that governing body to maintain. In this case, the local municipality or city government can be found liable. To bring a claim against a city government in New York, you must file a Notice of Claim with the city within 90 days of the incident. This notice should include details about the incident, your injuries, and the damages you’re seeking. An experienced sidewalk accident lawyer at our law firm can walk you through the process.

If You Fell on the Sidewalk, Call a Reliable, Experienced New York Sidewalk Injury Attorney Today!

The person who never fell wouldn't think that tripping, slipping or falling on a sidewalk could cause much injury, but we've seen everything from broken bones to traumatic brain injury when someone slips on a sidewalk in New York, whether in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island or Nassau County. If you or a loved one is elderly, a fractured hip may have been the result of your sidewalk tumble. If you were injured in a fall on a sidewalk, talk to us and find out how we can help.

Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every conversation is confidential and personalized, and you pay nothing unless you win.