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Falling on a New York City sidewalk can cause severe injuries. If you have been injured in a fall, you could be entitled to compensation for damages. The City of New York or a business or property owner could be liable for your damages.
Our New York City sidewalk accident lawyer can help you identify the responsible parties who should pay for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
Schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your case. Our broken sidewalk accidents lawyer in New York City is standing by.
Tripping and falling accidents can cause serious and even fatal injuries. You may be entitled to compensation if a sidewalk causes your fall. However, proving that a property owner, government agency, or other party was responsible for your fall can be challenging.
Many times, the responsible party will blame the victim for their injuries. Under New York’s contributory negligence laws, your compensation could be significantly reduced if you share fault for your fall.
You need an attorney who can fight large insurance companies, government agencies, and negligent property owners. Our New York City premises liability attorney at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers fit the bill. We have decades of experience with premises liability law and have recovered millions for accident victims across NYC.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
If you sustained injuries in a sidewalk accident, contact our law firm today to schedule your free case review with an NYC slip and fall lawyer.
Defects and dangerous conditions can cause you to trip and fall as you navigate the crowded NYC sidewalks. When you trip and fall, you land on hard cement. The hard surface can cause a variety of injuries.
Sidewalk injuries include, but are not limited to:
Some injuries could result in disabilities or permanent impairments. A person may even be unable to work or require long-term personal care. The financial damages could be substantial.
In most cases, accident victims can recover compensation for their economic and non-economic damages.
Examples of damages you could recover for an injury claim include:
Our legal team diligently works to recover maximum compensation for our clients.
Many things cause sidewalk defects and dangerous conditions, including:
These conditions can result in sidewalks with large cracks, slopes, holes, crevices, buckling, and elevated hardware. Any of these could result in a trip and fall accident.
There are thousands of miles of sidewalks in NYC. Section 7-210 of the New York City Administrative Code requires that property owners maintain sidewalks in a safe condition.
The New York City Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining and repairing city-owned sidewalks. Property owners must maintain sidewalks that are not city-owned.
Examples of property owners that could be liable for a sidewalk accident include:
The party liable for damages depends on where and how the accident occurred.
In many cases, the deadline for filing a premises liability claim is three years from the accident date. However, that deadline applies to private and commercial property owners only.
If a government agency owns the sidewalk, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date of your injury. Past that, you only have one year and 90 days to file a lawsuit against the agency.
You may not know who is responsible for the sidewalk without a thorough investigation. Therefore, it is wise to see a lawyer as soon as possible. You do not want to miss the 90-day deadline to file a notice of claim if the city is responsible for your sidewalk fall.
Don’t go it alone after your sidewalk accident. Call us today to request a free consultation with a broken sidewalk accident lawyer in New York City. Let us help you get the money you deserve.
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