Property owners and municipal entities in the state of New York have a duty to ensure that their sidewalks are properly maintained and safe for pedestrians. When sidewalks are not properly maintained, dangerous conditions can develop which can, in turn, lead to serious accidents and injuries.

If you experienced a sidewalk fall accident in Buffalo as a result of poor maintenance, defects, or dangerous conditions, you could be owed financial compensation for your damages. Our caring premises liability attorneys can help. At Richmond Vona, LLC, we have a proven track record of success in complex personal injury claims, including cases involving negligent property owners and defective or dangerous sidewalks.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation!

Who Is Liable for Sidewalk-Related Falls & Injuries?

Under New York State law, property owners are responsible for maintaining sidewalks that have a common boundary with their property and ensure that they remain in reasonably safe condition for pedestrians and other people. In other areas, where sidewalks do not abut private property, the city or another municipal or private entity may be liable for sidewalk maintenance and repairs. Therefore, the location of your accident plays a critical role in your claim, as it points to who is liable.

In any case, the liable person or party can be held accountable for your injuries and damages, including but not limited to:

  • Emergency medical treatment and transportation
  • Hospital/emergency room fees
  • Ongoing medical care and rehabilitation therapy
  • Lost income/wages
  • Lost or reduced future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Sidewalk fall accidents in Buffalo can result in severe injuries. In fact, they are one of the leading causes of both traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries in the United States. If you or someone you love sustained a serious or catastrophic injury due to an unsafe or defective sidewalk, poor sidewalk maintenance, or otherwise as a result of property owner negligence, our attorneys can help you seek fair financial compensation.

Examples of Dangerous Sidewalk Conditions

Examples of dangerous sidewalk conditions include:

  • Ice and snow accumulation
  • Cracks, chips, or holes in the sidewalk
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Debris left on the sidewalk
  • Crumbling curbs

Hire a Legal Team You Can Trust

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous sidewalk condition in Buffalo, you need to speak with an attorney who has experience holding negligent property owners responsible. Property owners may have certain defenses available, so it is crucial to call an experienced premises liability attorney soon after your sidewalk fall so a proper investigation can be performed.

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Hire Our Attorneys for Help After Being Injured in a Buffalo Sidewalk Fall

Our legal team has extensive experience handling sidewalk fall accidents in Buffalo, as well as a proven record of success in these types of claims. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible, as you only have three years from the date of the accident to bring your claim. If the liable party is a municipal or government entity, the statute of limitations could be even shorter.

For a free, no obligation review of your personal injury claim, please call us today. From our office in Buffalo, we represent clients throughout Western New York, including Amherst, North Tonawanda, Williamsville, Cheektowaga, and Niagara Falls.

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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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