Brooklyn Sidewalk Accidents Lawyer
Have You Had a Sidewalk Accident in Brooklyn?
Sidewalk and walkway accidents are one of the most common accidents that occur year round. Every year, as many as one million people suffer injuries from slips, trips, and falls and many of these happen on sidewalks. Victims who receive injuries because of sidewalk accidents have the right to receive compensation for their injuries. It doesn’t matter if the sidewalk is privately or publicly owned.
It doesn’t matter if the sidewalk is at a residence, a commercial property, or a government building. It doesn’t matter if the sidewalk runs alongside a busy city street or through a quiet suburban park. Property owners are legally required to maintain their sidewalks so that foreseeable injuries to pedestrians are avoided.
If you or a family member has fallen and been injured because of a poorly maintained sidewalk, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other expenses from the party responsible for the negligent condition which caused your injury. An experienced sidewalk accident lawyer in Brooklyn can help you with your case.
Sidewalk injuries can be very serious. They can include sprained or broken wrists, ankles, and other bones; painful back and spinal damage; even life-changing concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The most serious injuries can lead to permanent disability or even death. It’s important to know your rights and to contact a Brooklyn sidewalk accident lawyer to determine the next step. Many dangerous but preventable conditions can lead to a sidewalk slip and fall and a serious injury, including:
– Faulty sidewalk construction
– Improper or inadequate maintenance
– Uneven or unlevel sections of sidewalk
– Cracks, lifting, or other damage caused by tree roots or other sources
– Uncleared snow and ice
– Projecting pipes, bolts, and other objects
– Loose, protruding, or otherwise hazardous gratings, doors, and covers
– Violation of building or safety codes
– Uncleared dirt, weeds, or other growth or debris
Contact a Lawyer With Brooklyn Sidewalk Accident Experience – Right Away
Sidewalk and walkway slip and fall accidents might not seem serious – but it doesn’t pay to delay. Whatever the damage, it’s important that you act quickly. Sidewalk accident claims against private property owners can begin within three years, but claims against the City must be launched within 90 days of the accident. If you or a family member has been injured in a sidewalk accident, you need immediate help from a firm with Brooklyn sidewalk accident experience. Call Kuharski, Levitz, & Giovinazzo to find out what we can do for you.