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New York City Sidewalk Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a sidewalk accident in New York City, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer who specializes in such cases. The legal team at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. is well-versed in handling complex personal injury cases and can help you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Sidewalk Accidents

New York City Sidewalk accidents can result in severe injuries and damages due to hazardous conditions such as uneven pavement, cracks, potholes, unlevel surfaces, or even snow and ice. Common causes of sidewalk accidents include poor maintenance, construction debris, and weather-related hazards. These accidents often lead to serious injuries such as fractures, spinal injuries, and, many times these can be permanent.

Common Causes of Sidewalk Accidents

  • Poor Maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to uneven surfaces, cracks, defects, and other hazards.
  • Construction Debris: Construction sites that fail to keep sidewalks clear of debris can cause accidents, or fail to use the proper cement that wears well with pedestrian traffic.
  • Weather-Related Hazards: Snow, ice, and water accumulation can create slippery conditions, or can result in a freeze thaw situation which caused the pavement to crack and form holes.
  • Tree Roots: Roots growing under sidewalks can cause the pavement to buckle and become uneven, or can cause the pavement to buckle and create tripping hazards.

NYC Pays $925k for Ankle Fracture Due to Defective Sidewalk

A man in his 40s fell while walking along a sidewalk. He sued the City of New York for negligence, claiming that it failed to inspect and repair a defective sidewalk. He suffered a dislocated right ankle fracture, underwent an open reduction internal fixation procedure, and then underwent a year of physical therapy and steroid injections. He continued to experience recurring pain and limitations. He now uses a cane for prolonged walking and can no longer work or exercise. The case settled for $925,000.

We handled a case where Helen was walking along the public sidewalk, and tripped in a hole. The hole turned out to be an abandoned gas fill for the gas service station located next to the sidewalk. Helen suffered a herniated disc to her lumbar spine which required a laminectomy and discectomy. We settled that case for several million dollars.

Legal Representation You Can Trust

At Michael Gunzburg, P.C., our team of experienced New York City sidewalk accident lawyers understand the intricacies of these cases. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to prove liability and negligence. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a NYC Sidewalk Accident, do not hesitate to contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need during this difficult time. Call us today at 212-725-8500 or chat with us online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

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