Winter weather in New York City can bring hazardous conditions and an increased risk of injury. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice are a common cause of injuries like broken bones, concussions, and sprains. Per section 7-210 of the New York City Administrative Code, property owners have specific obligations for maintaining safe sidewalks and lots.
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As cold temperatures, snow, and ice move in, even a walk across the street for coffee becomes treacherous. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice can cause serious injuries and can leave you with a stack of medical bills, an inability to work and resulting lost wages, and a range of other expenses.
Property owners have a duty to take reasonable action to prevent accidents due to snow, ice, and wet conditions. This applies to exterior areas such as sidewalks and parking lots, as well as interior walkways and stairways.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury on someone else’s property, you are probably overwhelmed. Pain, medical treatments, and worry over how the injury will affect you in the short and long term can result in high stress levels.
I Fell On A Broken Sidewalk. Who Is Liable?
If you were seriously injured due to negligence on the part of your landlord, you may be able to sue for damages. Landlords have a duty to keep their properties in a safe, livable condition, and if you were injured because of poor maintenance or lack of security, you should contact NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B.
Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors. If you suffer injuries because of a slip and fall accident on a public or private property that could have been prevented with proper warning or maintenance, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Take a look at our slidshare presentation to learn more about slip and fall accidents in NYC.
If you are injured in a bar, you may be able to sue depending on the circumstances. Bar owners can be sued for premises liability if you were assaulted due to insufficient security or if you were injured due to negligence, such as broken glass on the floor or a spill that was never mopped up.
Escalators are a part of life for most residents of New York City. We ride on escalators at almost every major subway station, department store, convention center, and even office buildings. For the most part, escalators work as intended, and your ride passes without incident. However, sometimes escalators are not kept in good repair and experience issues that may cause injury to passengers.
If you have sustained injuries that directly resulted from your landlord's negligence, such as failing to repair a broken handrail in a reasonable amount of time which led to you falling down the stairs, then you may be able to sue for pain and suffering as well as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any other expenses that arise from your injuries.