Sidewalk Falls

Sidewalk Falls

Many of us take sidewalk conditions for granted as we go about our everyday lives. Cracks, holes, and imperfections in the sidewalk’s surface often go unnoticed by pedestrians. At times, these conditions are imperceptible even to an observant passerby. But a small crack can turn into a much bigger problem if you suffer an injury as the result of slipping, tripping, or falling. Injuries can result from such a fall, such as fractured limbs, head trauma, sprained joints, or worse. Add to these physical injuries the ensuing doctor visits, medical bills, and even potential physical therapy and surgery, and financial concerns begin to add up. At times like these, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side fighting for you, to make sure that someone else’s negligence does not result in a lifetime of financial burdens.

Determining liability is one of the first steps in beginning a claim for injury due to sidewalk maintenance. The responsible party may be the city, township, or property owner. Figuring out this liability early and quickly is paramount to any potential case, as a city or township requires different notice than a private property owner. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will discuss your case with you, survey the area at which the injury took place, determine if you have a case, and begin the process of bringing the responsible party to justice.

The Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC team of experienced personal injury attorneys and investigators have litigated sidewalk accident cases for more than forty years. Whether your injury was caused by a crack in the sidewalk, a buildup of snow or ice, or merely negligent maintenance of the area in front of a building or property, we will diligently pursue your case to obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

Our attorneys and investigators have offices throughout the New York area, ensuring that we can not only meet you at your convenience, but also expediently and efficiently examine the merits of your case and the circumstances surrounding it. Because of our personal injury experience in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Long Island, you can be confident that our attorneys will fight to get the just compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

If you feel that you have been injured due to the negligent maintenance of a sidewalk, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC today. During your free initial consultation, we will examine your potential case and discuss how to proceed most effectively to start you along your path to justice. Call us at (914) 220-1086, or email us here today. We guarantee that you will receive the personal and professional attention that you deserve.

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