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No one plans to be in a New York City trip and fall accident. They are simply walking along the sidewalk and then the next thing they know they are on the ground. Soon they realize that there was a toe-trap or other defect such as a raised or uneven sidewalk slab that caused them to fall.

Unfortunately, such trip and fall accidents are all too common and can lead to serious personal injuries to the person simply walking along the sidewalk. Some of these injuries may include:

New York City Sidewalk Defect Law

There are 12,750 miles of public sidewalk in New York City. When a sidewalk is broken, raised, uneven, or left in a state of disrepair, it presents a dangerous tripping hazard to pedestrians traversing the sidewalk.

Sidewalk defects that pose a tripping hazard are commonly caused by uneven sidewalk slabs, a collapsed sidewalk, a raised slab due to tree roots, a hardware trip hazard, an improper slope between slabs, or improper patchwork.

The Administrative Code of the City of New York § 7-210 imposes a non-delegable duty on property owners to maintain the public sidewalks abutting their premises, and to keep same free of tripping defects and hazards.

When a sidewalk is broken, raised, uneven, or left in a state of disrepair, it presents a dangerous tripping hazard to pedestrians traversing the sidewalk.
The Code exempts property owners of one-, two-, and three-family residential real property that is owner occupied, and used exclusively for residential purposes. Repair and maintenance of the sidewalks that fall under the exemption continue to be the responsibility of the City of New York.

Claims for injuries caused by broken sidewalks against a municipality, such as New York City, must comply with the provisions of the General Municipal Law. There are strict time constraints for the filing of a notice of claim.

New York City Trip and Fall Attorney

Being injured in a trip and fall accident can be a very difficult and trying time. You may have

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been hospitalized and required a surgical procedure. There are medical expenses and lost time from work. You may not be sure who is responsible for the accident. You have questions. We have the answers.

We know New York City trip and fall law. We will guide you through every step of the process and fight to protect your rights. With our team of highly experienced investigators and expert engineers, will conduct an immediate investigation into your accident collecting critical evidence, interviewing potential witnesses, and determining all of the responsible parties.

Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has represented people injured in trip and fall accidents throughout the New York City metropolitan area. He is a seasoned New York City personal injury attorney with a long record of success winning favorable settlements and awards for his injured clients. Mr. DiMartini only practices in the areas of personal injury litigation. He knows the legal requirements necessary to establish your claim. He will fight to get you the maximum compensation your deserve for your injuries.

Personal injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York City trip and fall accident, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!

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