Ice and Snow on Sidewalks

Injuries Due To Ice And Snow On Sidewalks

Commercial and residential landlords who hope to escape responsibility for accidents and injuries caused by unsafe sidewalks because they "didn't know" about unsafe conditions play a dangerous game. Though notice of a dangerous condition is indeed required, the notice doesn't need to be in writing or be documented. Notice can take two forms:

  • With "actual notice" landlords receive notice via a letter or by other "formal" notification.
  • With "constructive notice" landlords should have been aware (and likely were aware) of a danger because the danger was easily observed. For instance, if a maintenance worker was known to have walked on the dangerous surface regularly then the owner "should have known" of it and received notice via constructive notice.

If you have been injured on an icy or snowy sidewalk in New York City and have questions regarding legal complexities like notice requirements, liability, case valuation and other confusing legal issues, contact the New York personal injury firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP. We have handled premises liability law cases for over 52 years and can provide effective help.

Attorneys Providing Personal Representation

We work diligently to excel in two areas that are important to any person suffering from a personal injury — client service and results through our legal representation. Our reputation for accessibility and availability is unparalleled, and we can be reached at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We also enjoy a deserved reputation for results. We have recovered many hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients, including clients injured from ice and snow on sidewalks.

A recent case illustrates our effectiveness in handling cases involving cracked and broken sidewalks and icy, snowy sidewalks. Our client fell on an icy ramp while exiting her apartment building, seriously injuring her ankle. Our diligent investigation and representation resulted in a $167,500 settlement.

Contact Us For A Free 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. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York City slip-and-fall injury lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Premises Liability