Cracked and Broken Sidewalks

Injuries Due To Cracked And Broken Sidewalks

Owners of property that is adjacent to "city" sidewalks are not only responsible for keeping the sidewalks free of ice and snow, but also responsible for sidewalks that are broken up, cracked, crumbled and riddled with holes. Property owners who own property with sidewalks are responsible for the maintenance of the entire property, including the sidewalks.

If you have been injured on a sidewalk in New York, it is important that you contact a lawyer to discuss a possible premises liability claim. Injuries can lead to pain and suffering, medical expenses and a diminished quality of life. Compensation can mitigate the loss you have experienced.

Helping The Injured For Over 52 Years

At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, we have exclusively represented injured men, women and children since our firm was founded over 52 years ago. We are leaders and instructors in the personal injury law legal community and have sustained our small firm for over four decades by a commitment to clients' rights.

Were you injured on a dangerous sidewalk in New York City? Contact the personal injury firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, for experienced legal help. Call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Recent cases we have handled involving slippery and cracked and broken sidewalks include:

  • A case in which our client injured her ankle following a fall on an icy ramp while exiting her apartment building. We settled the case for $167,500.
  • A case in which our client tripped on an unmarked and dangerous step while walking on private country club, injuring her ankle. We proved that the dangers of the step were difficult to see and that a "step down" warning should have been in place. We settled the case for $125,000.

Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation

The attorneys of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, provide free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our law firm is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Spanish interpretation services are available, and our staff includes speakers of Greek and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York City trip and fall accident lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Premises Liability