COMPENSATION FOR SIDEWALK ACCIDENT VICTIMS
New York City has 12,750 miles of sidewalk. The Administrative Code of the City of New York places responsibility for most sidewalk maintenance and repair on the owners of the property abutting and adjacent to the sidewalk. The City can also be liable for a sidewalk accident if it can be proven that the City caused a sidewalk defect as a result of a construction project or other special use of the sidewalk.
Sidewalk accidents can be caused by many things, including broken or cracked sidewalk flags, overly wide sidewalk expansion joints, uneven sidewalk flags, improperly installed tree wells or fixtures, missing pieces of sidewalk, depressions that collect snow and ice, flags that move, rock or see-saw and other hazards which cause someone to trip or slip and fall.
If you have been injured as a result of a sidewalk accident, our New York sidewalk accident attorneys can help you recover monetary compensation for your injuries.
TIMELY REPORTING OF THE SIDEWALK ACCIDENT IS CRITICAL
In most circumstances, claims against the City of New York must be made within 90 days, and against some other municipalities, agencies or public authorities in as little as 30 days. If your claim is not timely filed, you may not be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
As a result, if you have suffered personal injuries as a result of a sidewalk accident, you should immediately call our law firm. Our New York sidewalk accident attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to quickly investigate the accident, identify the potentially responsible parties and file your claim before the time limit expires.
CLAIMS HANDLED ON A CONTINGENCY BASIS
Sidewalk accident cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you pay us a fee only if we successfully obtain compensation for you on your sidewalk accident claim.
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