Sidewalk Falls

Experienced New York City Sidewalk Injury Attorney

If you were injured on a sidewalk outside of a New York City building, it is helpful to know that the property owner whose property abuts the sidewalk is responsible for maintenance of that sidewalk. This means that your losses may be compensated for by the property owner if you tripped and fell or slipped and fell for any of these reasons on a New York City sidewalk:

  • The sidewalk was uneven or cracked.
  • Bricks that formed part of the sidewalk were sticking out, creating a tripping hazard.
  • Ice and snow had not been treated or removed in a timely manner after a snowstorm or ice storm.

Fighting For You To Receive Adequate Compensation

Just because the law says that the property owner is responsible, however, do not expect that this means the property owner will voluntarily compensate you fully. The owner of the building or the insurance company with coverage for that property is likely to try to get away with paying out as little as possible. In the event of a Manhattan trip-and-fall injury, attorney advocacy may mean the difference between an inadequate recovery of damages and complete payment for injuries and losses for your premises liability case.

See our Results page to gain an idea of ways in which we have been able to help injured New Yorkers recover compensation after slip-and-fall and other types of accidents.

Contact A New York City (NYC) Slip-And-Fall Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a serious injury on a New York City sidewalk that was cracked, broken, uneven or icy, contact a New York City personal injury lawyer at Smiley & Smiley. In the event of a New York City sidewalk injury, lawyer advice and assistance can help ensure that you are compensated appropriately.

We provide free initial consultations, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. We have Spanish interpretation services available, and our staff includes a Haitian Creole speaker. To contact us, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Premises Liability