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.