Get The Compensation You Need After A Sidewalk Accident Injury
Pedestrians have a duty to watch out for their own safety. Everyone should be aware of their surroundings. But no one should be afraid to walk or run on a sidewalk. When faulty sidewalks cause serious injuries, the law holds the negligent party responsible for failing to keep their property in a safe condition. In New York City, that responsible party may be the property owner or the local government.
Dangerous sidewalk conditions in New York City and elsewhere include the following:
- Broken or cracked concrete, brick or stone surfaces
- Sidewalks with gaps between flat surfaces and adjacent steps
- Uneven concrete slabs, possibly due to erosion
- Wet, icy or snow-covered surfaces
- Garbage-ridden surfaces that may trigger trip-and-fall accidents
Greenberg Law P.C. is a valuable source of advocacy for people injured in sidewalk accidents. We are a family of trial lawyers who represent people who have suffered broken bones, head injuries and other painful injuries on defective or unkept sidewalks in New York City. We also accept cases statewide, as well as in New Jersey and Connecticut.
What To Do After A Sidewalk Accident
When someone has been injured on a sidewalk in New York or anywhere in the nearby region, timely legal action can be paramount. Most importantly, an experienced legal team should launch a prompt investigation, gathering facts, including:
- The nature of the injuries and the injured person’s long-term prognosis
- The condition of the sidewalk at the time of the trip or slip and fall
- Names and contact information for eyewitnesses and property owners
Time is of the essence after a serious accident on dangerous premises. If you wait too long to get this kind of investigation underway, valuable evidence may soon be lost forever. An injured pedestrian is welcome to ask our attorneys, in a free consultation, how to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit.
Request A Free Consultation With A Lawyer
Trust our family-run law firm to help. We have more than 30 years of combined legal experience representing numerous clients who had suffered accidental injuries on sidewalks and steps in the city and beyond. We will evaluate New York City’s relevant sidewalk maintenance laws to help settle or litigate your unique sidewalk injury case.
If you or someone you love was injured on a poorly maintained or defective sidewalk, contact our attorneys at Greenberg Law P.C. today. Complete our simple online form with no further obligation or call 646-791-9982.