Uneven Pavement Slip & Fall

Call a Qualified Injury Lawyer After Falling on Uneven Pavement

Falling on pavement is painful. Depending on the circumstances, you could suffer anything from a few scrapes and bruises to a serious head injury. When you fell and were injured because of another person’s negligence it is important to speak with an experienced premises liability injury lawyer as soon as possible. You could be eligible for compensation.

Contact the Injury Lawyers at Proner & Proner After a Fall. Free Consultation.

At Proner & Proner, injury lawyer Mitchell Proner knows the challenges involved in filing slip and fall cases resulting from the uneven and broken pavement. Determining precisely who owns a property or who is responsible for its maintenance can be difficult. Attorney Proner has the knowledge and the skill-set to identify the liable party and to build a strong case for maximum compensation. Call attorney Proner today or fill out our online contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights and legal options.

Uneven Pavement Cases Can Be Challenging

Cases involving falls on outside pavement are more complicated than they seem. For example, some cities have made building owners (rather than the city) responsible for maintaining sidewalks in front of private buildings. But what if there is a vacant lot? Where does property owner responsibility end? There are many questions raised by this kind of case—questions that must be answered fully. Proner & Proner know just how to find out the answers to important questions like these while seeking the maximum compensation for your injuries.

An injured person may not be able to file a claim against the city, even if the city built the sidewalk, to begin with. Similarly, if your fall occurred on property owned by the city, special rules may apply. If you plan to seek compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages, it is important to speak with an attorney who understands the complexities of filing injury cases.

Causes of Falls on City Pavement

If the responsible party – whether property owner of the city or not – knew of a problem in the pavement and failed to correct it or warn users of the problem, they could be labeled “negligent”. Common problems with streets and sidewalks include:

  • Uneven pavement
  • Broken concrete, asphalt and other paving materials
  • Deep cracks and holes in pavement
  • Signs, trees and other hazards that create uneven pavement and walking hazards
  • Construction activity that does not include warning signs, fences or other means of restricting access to damaged areas
  • Unguarded pipes protruding from the sidewalk
  • Manhole covers and utility access plates
  • Uncleared ice or snow

Call an Experienced Injury Attorney

If you fell on damaged or dangerous pavement, please contact a lawyer who understands what is needed in order to file and obtain compensation for injured clients. Call the attorneys at Proner & Proner to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.