New York City has a reputation for being incredibly walkable. After all, it is home to over 12,000 miles of sidewalks, which should allow locals and tourists alike to get around easily on foot. Unfortunately, these paths are often left to degrade until they become unsafe for public use.
Broken Sidewalk Falls
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I Fell On A Broken Sidewalk. Who Is Liable?
If you were injured after a slip, trip, and fall accident caused by a propery owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner has extensive experience helping vicims of falls get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. If you fell on a sidewalk, in a store, at a friend's apartment, or anywhere else where you had a reasonable expectation of safe conditions, call us to see if you have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit.
While you can sue the city for falling on the sidewalk in New York, often you don’t have to. Many people don’t realize that not all sidewalks are government-owned. In fact, most sidewalks in New York City are actually considered part of the business or property that they front.
There are many different factors that determine whether or not you have a good chance at winning compensation for an injury sustained by falling on a broken or uneven sidewalk. However, the short answer to whether or not you can sue for a fall on a broken sidewalk is YES. Reid B.