Sidewalk Fall Personal Injury Lawyer New York: The Bronx
Serving New York: The Bronx | Grand Concourse | Riverdale | Pelham | Fordham | Co-op City
One thing every New Yorker knows: we mostly get around by foot. Walking is probably the most important mode of transportation in New York City – even more vital than subways, buses, ferries or taxis. That means that it’s important for property owners in the Bronx to maintain their sidewalks or else someone could fall and suffer a terrible injury.
If you’ve been injured after falling on a sidewalk through no fault of your own, you need a Bronx Sidewalk Fall Lawyer. Defective or broken sidewalks, uneven surfaces, obstacles left on sidewalks, poorly maintained surfaces that become slippery in the rain or aren’t promptly cleared of snow or ice can present a danger to someone who is doing little more than trying to get home. If you’ve suffered an injury, you need a Bronx Sidewalk Fall Lawyer to hold the property owner, manager, maintenance crew or other responsible parties accountable for not keeping the sidewalks safe, as is legally required! It doesn’t matter if your accident occurred in front of an apartment building, grocery store, retail outlet, parking garage, church, school or even a park. The owner of those properties – including the City of New York – are responsible and it is the job of a Bronx Sidewalk Fall Lawyer to get you the help you need and deserve to recover from your injuries.
A sidewalk fall can lead to surprisingly serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries or even soft tissue injuries that can not only result in eye-popping medical expenses, but also an inability to work. A badly turned ankle can lead to medical and therapeutic treatment for many months after the injury. If you work in the food service industry or as a maintenance person, the combination of initial treatment, rehabilitation, expenses and lost wages can add up to tens of thousands of dollars very quickly. Factor in the pain and suffering and loss of quality of life you’ve experienced by being largely bound to your home during the time you are healing, and you understand why property owners are prepared to offer quick, cheap settlements or let their insurance companies fiercely fight any claim.
This is why you need a Bronx Sidewalk Fall Lawyer to fight relentlessly on your behalf. You need the personal injury professionals at the Feiner & Lavy law firm.
Our clients ask us for basic lists of things to do if they’ve had a fall on a broken, cracked or uneven sidewalk. The first thing to do is to get medically checked out. Even if you think you’re okay, injuries can be masked by the excitement of the accident and pain can emerge later. If there were any witnesses at the time of your accident, ask for their names and contact information so we can talk to them. Finally, get photographs of the problem. If there was a spill that wasn’t cleaned up or some other problem, you can bet that it will be gone by the time you get back. Collecting evidence like photographs make cases like sidewalk falls much easier to prove.
If you don’t have any witnesses or evidence, then it is important for you to quickly contact an attorney from Feiner & Lavy, who can deploy expert investigators to collect evidence for you.
At Feiner & Lavy, we pride ourselves on being able to handle a variety of different cases, and our expertise in legal process enables us to move quickly and efficiently in filing your case, investigating your claim and helping you through a very difficult process. We are a flexible firm with a broad set of expertise that is well respected in the legal community.