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
Falls 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 Buffalo sidewalk fall lawyers 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, 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.
Give us a call at (716) 300-5885 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.
Sidewalk Fall Lawyers in Buffalo
You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Injuries
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 slipped, tripped, or fell on a sidewalk as a result of poor maintenance, defects, or dangerous conditions, you could be owed financial compensation for your damages. Our premises liability lawyers 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. Our Buffalo sidewalk fall lawyers are ready to listen to your story and provide the honest legal counsel you deserve.
Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation!
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Our legal team has extensive experience handling sidewalk fall cases, 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.
Call (716) 300-5885 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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