A sidewalk surface is hard and unforgiving. This is a fundamentally basic idea when it comes to a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. This can be especially true if you have a fall and suffer an injury due to a sidewalk that is broken, uneven, covered with ice or snow, or otherwise maintained in a careless manner. If this has happened, you probably have a claim against the property owner for your injuries and other damages.
Holding property owners who have been negligent accountable is something that the top Bronx personal injury law firm of Feiner & Lavy does very well. We know New York and find it unacceptable that a property owner would leave a sidewalk in terrible condition knowing that it is the main way most New Yorkers get around.
The responsibility for maintaining a sidewalk resides with the property owner. This is the law in New York City. That begins with maintaining a level surface and filling any holes or cracks that occur. This isn’t optional! If you or a loved one are hurt in a trip and fall because the sidewalk is uneven or due to a pothole or large crack, then the property owner’s negligence is the cause of your injury, and you are due damages.
It isn’t only the surface of the sidewalk. As part of New York City, the Bronx has strict rules when it comes to clearing snow and ice in the winter. Those rules are also not optional! It is expected that a property owner will clear the sidewalk in a timely manner that complies with the city’s rules. If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident because the sidewalk is packed with snow or slick with ice, then the property owner is at fault, and you are entitled to a settlement.
If you’ve fallen on a sidewalk, you know that those first few words we said are true: a sidewalk is very hard. A concrete surface like a sidewalk has no give, and a serious injury is real possibility. Injuries usually begin with broken bones or joints, like a broken arm or wrist, and can be compounded by soft tissue injuries like a torn ligament, which can take even longer than a broken bone to heal. Then there are more severe injuries like neck and back injuries or serious head trauma. These can lead to expensive medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and a permanent change to your life.
You don’t need a quick, cheap settlement from a fast-talking insurance lawyer representing the property owner. What you need for today and tomorrow is the kind of settlement that a law firm like Feiner & Lavy can collect for you. We are the tough, scrappy fighters from the Bronx who stand-up for our injured clients and will take the fight to the people who are at fault for their injuries.
If a negligently maintained sidewalk led to you being injured in a slip-and-fall accident, then you need the Bronx law firm that will fight hardest for you. Don’t waste time – call the Bronx personal injury law firm that is committed to that fight: Feiner & Lavy.
Yaniv Lavy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yaniv-lavy-esq-87068a20/
Feiner & Lavy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/feiner-&-lavy-p-c-attorneys-at-law