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Pedestrian Sidewalk Fall Injuries

Consult with Our New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Sidewalk injuries that include slips, trips, and falls are very common in New York City. These injuries are often caused by unsafe sidewalks that are wet, uneven, or contain ice and snow. Pedestrian sidewalk accidents result in serious injuries that can leave individuals permanently disabled. It is the responsibility of the property owner to properly maintain their sidewalks to avoid painful injuries that range from fractures and broken bones to neck, back and head injuries.

If you have been injured due someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, we invite you to contact our offices. The caring and qualified attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP have experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims and can help you and your family get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Get more than three decades of legal experience on your side. Call (212) 684-1880 today.

Who is Responsible?

Determining liability in these sidewalk slip and fall cases is not always easy. In some cases, the liable party is a private or commercial property owner that failed to maintain conditions over time (or during extreme weather). In other cases, where an injury occurs in public space, it may be the City of New York itself that is responsible due to its lack of care in maintaining a safe environment for residents.

Common places where these accidents occur include:

  • Uneven pavement including broken sidewalks
  • Snow and ice buildup
  • Tree roots leading to tripping hazards
  • Debris, holes, and cracks on the sidewalk
  • Improper installation of sidewalk

If you or a loved one have been hurt in one of these accidents, then Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP is ready to hear from you. Our experienced New York pedestrian accident attorneys have navigated a wide scope of different personal injury matters and recovered millions of dollars in relief for our clients. We’re ready to assess your claim and, if necessary, take incisive steps towards ensuring that the gravity of your accident is recognized before the law.

Start with a free consultation with our team. Fill out our contact form to request one today.