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What Are My Legal Options After a Sidewalk Accident in NYC?

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Sidewalks are constantly populated with residents of New York. As a result, it is important to recognize the dangers associated with them. If you were injured in a sidewalk accident in New York, read on and give our firm a call today to discuss your legal options. Our New York City and Westchester County sidewalk accident attorneys are on your side.

How do sidewalk accidents occur in New York City?

There are a number of different ways that sidewalk accidents can happen. However, most of the time, the cause of a sidewalk accident is the result of property owner negligence. Some of the most common ways sidewalk accidents occur include the following:

  • Slippery substances
  • Debris left on the sidewalk
  • Uneven sidewalk
  • Exposed tree roots
  • Weather-related hazards left uncleared away
  • Cracked sidewalks

If you were injured on a sidewalk as a result of any of the above, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Give us a call today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.

Can I seek legal action for this type of accident?

If you were injured in a sidewalk accident and would like to pursue legal action to recover damages for your burdens and injuries, recognize that winning a claim is not always easy. You and your New York City & Westchester County sidewalk accidents lawyer will have to collect and present proof to indicate the following:

  • The property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe sidewalk conditions.
  • The property owner failed to take action to fix the unsafe property conditions.
  • You were injured because of the unsafe sidewalk conditions.
  • You sustained significant damages as a result of the unsafe sidewalk conditions.

If you would like to seek legal action, give us a call today to discuss the specifics of your case and how our legal team can best help you.

What are New York’s snow and ice removal laws?

It is important to keep in mind that in the snowy and icy winter months, each town in Westchester County has ordinances in place concerning snow removal. In many circumstances, people are instructed to remove snow from the sidewalk bordering to their homes within a certain amount of time. If they fail to do so and someone is hurt on their sidewalk in a slip and fall accident, they will most likely be considered liable in a personal injury claim. This is why it is so imperative that you know the snow removal laws in your town and that you properly document the time your accident happened if you were injured on a snowy or icy sidewalk.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.