Damaged, unmarked or nonstandard sidewalks, curbs and walkway surfaces can present a dangerous hazard for the public. Sadly, the property owners often delay taking steps to fix dangerous conditions until after someone suffers a serious injury.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys take the safety of pedestrians very seriously. Our attorneys have obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients, while bolstering accountability of those responsible for maintaining our sidewalks, parking lots and walkways.
Correcting Dangerous Property Conditions
Property owners, including municipalities, are responsible for maintaining sidewalks, parking lots and other areas in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail in this duty, they may be responsible for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The following are examples of dangerous property conditions:
- Cracked or unlevel sidewalks
- Uneven steps
- Debris or spilled substances on walking surfaces
- Ice and snow buildup
- Unmarked curbs
Even if the negligent conditions are obvious, the insurance company of the property owner may dispute the extent of your injuries. It usually takes a lawyer’s help to obtain the compensation you deserve.
$250,000 Settlement For Elderly Woman Who Tripped Over Unmarked Curb — Our lawyers obtained a $250,000 settlement for an elderly woman who tripped and fell over an unmarked curb in a parking garage.
Contact An Uneven Sidewalk Accident Lawyer In New York
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York City damaged sidewalk accident lawyers, call 646-571-0620 or email us.