By law, sidewalks must be kept in
good condition. The city or property owners are held
responsible for keeping of the sidewalks in good and
safe condition. Injuries incurred by walking on
sidewalks are often categorized as trip and fall/ slip
injuries. The most common of sidewalk accidents occur
when the sidewalk is cracked and dangerous (such as
an uneven, broken or slippery surface without proper warning
signage). Injuries obtained by a sidewalk that was
unsafe or in poor repair may be grounds for a lawsuit.
Sidewalks need to
be kept in a safe condition and in good repair.
By law, the owner of
certain types of property must exercise reasonable care in
seeing that the condition of the abutting sidewalk is
safe and does not subject pedestrians to any harm.
The owner must take action within a reasonable amount of
time whenever he becomes aware of any condition that
would be unsafe or hazardous to the sidewalk. If a
hazard exists on the sidewalk, and the owner failed to act in a timely manner,
then the owner may be negligent and can be held liable for
any injury incurred.
In court, the accused property
owner will have attorneys that will try to refute and
devalue your case. Having a sidewalk accident attorney
on your side will help fight and counter the testimony
given by the property owner.
You have the right
to receive proper compensation for the injuries
sustained from a
negligent property owner!
The experienced lawyers at Hill & Moin,
LLP are here to help. We understand the
law and we know how to get results for our
clients. If you have been injured as the
result of a preventable accident we want to
hear from you.
"I tripped and fell in front of Penn Station,
and broke my shoulder..."
"I have been very satisfied with the work that
Hill & Moin has done. They are careful,
thoughtful and kind and it was a pleasure
working with them.
In the end I received a very generous check.We
are very satisfied with them and would recommend
Hill & Moin to anybody who has a similar
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