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Sidewalk Injuries are Dangerous in NYC

New York is a bustling place filled with sidewalks and pedestrian walkways. These sidewalks and walkways cut paths between buildings, along streets and throughout neighborhoods, making it easier for all of us to get to our destinations.

Unfortunately, the sidewalks of New York can also be dangerous at times. A single NYC sidewalk violation can cause tragedy and irreparable damage when someone sustains a serious injury from a fall because of a hazard that should have been addressed.

Sidewalk and walkway falls account for a large majority of pedestrian injuries within the metropolitan area. These injuries can be severe in nature, depending on the fall itself.

If you or a loved one have suffered the tragedy of a serious injury because of a fall on one of the sidewalks of New York, call the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. Our experienced team will represent your interests and fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.

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What are the most common causes of sidewalk or walkway accidents?

Many different elements can cause a tragic accident on a New York sidewalk or walkway. 
Some of the most common causes include 

  • Uneven bricks or walkway stones
  • Broken or cracked sidewalks, 
  • Iced over or snow-covered sidewalks, 
  • Trip hazards stretched across walkways, 
  • Slippery liquids left on walkways.

What type of lawyer do I need to help with my sidewalk accident case?

A “premises liability” lawyer is experienced in filing claims against property owners for injuries that happen on their property.  A “personal injury” lawyer is experienced in filing claims on behalf of anyone who has been injured due to the negligence of another. 

Injuries on a sidewalk are of course personal injuries, and it is not uncommon to find personal injury lawyers filing these claims. However, sidewalk accident claims are most commonly premises liability claims. 

Since the property owner of the building in front of the sidewalk is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk or walkway in a safe and reasonable manner, they become responsible for any injuries sustained because of a failure to do so.  

Naturally, it is best to be represented by a lawyer who has experience with both personal injury and premises liability law. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC., lawyers with extensive understanding of the relevant law and procedures that apply in both areas are available to help you with your claim.

Contact us for help with your sidewalk accident claim

If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries after an accident on the sidewalks of New York, call the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, immediately. Our attorneys have extensive experience and a proven track record of success representing New York sidewalk accident victims. 

Contact our office for a FREE CONSULTATION any time. 

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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How long do I have to file my claim for a sidewalk accident?

Generally, the statute of limitations on a New York premises liability claim is three years from the date of injury. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.

For instance, if the victim is a minor then the statute of limitations is extended. Additionally, if the accident happens in front of a municipal building and your claim is against a municipality or a public corporation, then the statute of limitations can be much shorter. There may also be certain notices or documentation that must be filed within certain time constraints. 

An attorney with extensive experience in New York sidewalk injuries can give more detailed information on these extenuating circumstances. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, we are always happy to listen to your story, review the facts of your case, and present you with your options.

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