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NYC sinkhole nearly swallows a car

Posted in Premises Liability,Sinkhole Injury on August 3, 2012

What liability issues do potholes and sinkholes in New York City create?

A huge sinkhole in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, created a big concern for drivers and pedestrians.  A car parked near the sinkhole was nearly swallowed. The sinkhole was 20-foot wide, 15-feet deep and big enough for a large truck to fall into. The sinkhole is located on 79th street in Brooklyn, between 4h and 5th Avenues. The good news is that no one was injured and city officials are investigating the cause of the sinkhole.

Potholes and sinkholes are premises liability issues that can cause serious injuries and possible fatalities. Although sinkholes like this are rare, potholes are common occurrences during rainy days and winter months with snowfall. The city and property owners are responsible for repairing and filling in potholes or sinkholes in construction sites, parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and driveways to ensure the safety of people.

What can I do if I have a premises liability question in NYC?

If you have questions regarding an accident or are injured due to the carelessness of another person or business, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel represent victims that have been injured on public, commercial, and private premises. Call their offices today for a free consultation at (212) 564-2800. There are no upfront fees and your will not pay a single penny unless they win your case. The firm has offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They serve clients throughout the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.