New York Sidewalk Fall Lawyer
Pursue Justice for Your Sidewalk Injury
New York is a city filled with pedestrians who walk to work, their home,
and social gatherings. Walking is generally a healthy thing to do, but
sometimes there are unforeseen dangers lurking on the city sidewalks.
Negligent property owners who do not maintain their sidewalks can cause
injury to unsuspecting passers-by. If you were hurt in a
slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident on a sidewalk, you should contact one
of the NY premises liability attorneys at Belushin Law Firm to discuss
filing a claim.
consultation is absolutely free.
Hold the Right Party Accountable
In New York, some of the sidewalks are publicly owned, such as the ones
in major tourist areas or in public parks. But most sidewalks in the city
are owned by private property owners, who have a responsibility to maintain
them. When a private property owner has a sidewalk on their property,
they must take all reasonable measures to ensure that the sidewalk is
safe for the public.
The New York department of transportation makes periodic inspections of
all sidewalks and issues citations to negligent property owners. However,
many property owners ignore warnings from the city as well as warnings
from pedestrians. A failure to respond to the notification of a defect
or dangerous condition in a sidewalk is negligent behavior. If you were
injured because of a property owner’s negligent failure to maintain
a safe walkway, you should consider filing a lawsuit so that you can be
compensated for your injuries.
Serious Advocacy for Serious Injuries
A slip and fall accident on a sidewalk in New York or any other city or
town can be very dangerous. Slip and fall accidents don’t sound
very scary, but when a person’s body strikes the ground, especially
pavement, there can be painful and permanent injuries. Victims of trip-and-fall
sidewalk accidents can suffer broken bones, abrasions and lacerations,
and serious muscular injuries. The parts of the body that collide with
the defective sidewalk are generally the most susceptible to damage, and
they usually include hands, wrists, arms, knees, and hips
In some serious fall accidents, the victim may suffer a head injury, which
can cause brain damage or facial disfigurement. All of these injuries
require extensive rehabilitation, including hospital stays, pain medication,
surgical intervention, and physical or chiropractic therapy. When serious
injuries are caused by a property owner’s negligent maintenance
of their sidewalk, the victim has the right to sue the property owner
for the cost of their medical care and compensation for their pain and
suffering. If a sidewalk accident has happened to you, let the NY
premises liability lawyers at Belushin Law Firm handle the investigation and filing of your
claim, while you focus on healing from your injuries.
At Belushin Law Firm, we are committed to advocating for victims of negligence.
Call today to learn how we can help you!