Holding the City and Property Owners Responsible for Unsafe Sidewalks
Walking on sidewalks is part of everyday life in New York City. Many of us walk to work, to the store and nearly everywhere else we need to go. When the sidewalks you travel are defective or dangerous, you can suffer serious injuries.
At the Law Offices of Barry M. Goldstein, I know how difficult it can be to recover from personal injuries caused by defective sidewalks. With more than 35 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, I will protect your interests and pursue the compensation you deserve.
After You Fall on a Defective Sidewalk
Many other parties, including the municipality of New York City or property owners, could be responsible for maintaining a given sidewalk. However, one thing is always certain: Pedestrians are not responsible for ensuring the safety of the sidewalks they travel.
If you suffered an injury such as a broken hip or fractured bone after falling on a sidewalk, a dangerous condition could be to blame. I have extensive experience assisting victims who fell because a sidewalk was:
Other conditions such as a raised grates, improper snow or ice removal, or poorly constructed curbs also contribute to many injuries in Queens.
The Legal Help You Need
When these kinds of unsafe conditions are ignored, innocent people are hurt. I have dedicated my practice to fighting for those victims and holding the negligent parties accountable.
You may not be sure who is to blame for your injury, or even if you have a case. I will listen to your concerns and advise you about who should be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
If you were hurt because of a defective sidewalk, call 718.544.7100 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. My attorney's fees are a percentage of your recovery, so you will not owe me anything unless I recover damages on your behalf.