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Trip and Fall on a New York City Sidewalk

Trip and Fall on a New York City Sidewalk

Trip and Fall

Every day people are injured or hurt in a trip and fall accident because of a broken or defective sidewalk in New York City.

We have previously discussed the legal obligations of owner of commercial premises to maintain the public sidewalks abutting their premises.

Sidewalks left with raised or uneven slabs creates a dangerous tripping hazard that can result in serious injury, including fractures of the wrist, elbow, arm, leg, hip, or ankle.

Many times fractures can be treated with a closed reduction – meaning without the necessity of surgery.

Other times, a more significant fracture of a bone that will not heal correctly with casting will require an open reduction and internal fixation. During this procedure, the surgeon will first put the bone back into place and then secure its place with fixation devices such as screws, rod, pins, or plates.

When a trip and fall accident was caused by the commercial property owner’s failure to maintain the public sidewalk in reasonable condition, the landlord may be liable in tort for the injuries and damages caused.

Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trip and fall accident, it is important to have sufficient resources and information available to you to make informed decisions about your legal rights and to speak to an experienced accident attorney.

Stuart DiMartini is a New York City personal injury lawyer. Since 1987, he has represented people hurt in New York City trip and fall accidents.

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