The sidewalks of the streets of New York have been neglected for decades. As a result, many sidewalks that we walk on everyday contain dangerous cracks, holes, depressions and other defects that can cause us to trip and fall and sustain serious injuries such as sprains, strains and even fractured bones.
The law requires that property owners maintain their sidewalks reasonably safe and free of dangerous conditions or trip hazards. Recent changes in the law now have made it more confusing to determine who is responsible for maintaining a particular sidewalk. Depending on the location of the sidewalk, the responsible party may be the abutting landowner or the local municipality.
At Rosenberg & Rodriguez, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced in investigating and determining who is responsible for the maintenance of any particular sidewalk.
We employ a team of investigators who go out to accident scenes to conduct full investigations that includes the taking of photographs and measurements of any accident causing sidewalk conditions. Our investigators also track down and interview potential witnesses. Our attorneys also investigate and determine if other accidents had previously occurred which would show that the owner of the sidewalk was aware of the problem but chose to ignore it.
After our initial and comprehensive investigation we aggressively pursue full compensation for all injuries you sustain as a result of a property owner’s failure to maintain his/her sidewalk.