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Lawyer for Slip & Fall on Uneven Payment in New York

Veteran Injury Lawyer Advocates for Clients Injured in Slip & Fall Accidents on Uneven Pavement Throughout NYC

Falling on pavement is painful. Depending on the circumstances, you could suffer anything from a few scrapes and bruises to a serious head injury. If another person’s negligence caused your fall, it is important to speak with an experienced premises liability injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether you are eligible for financial compensation.

At Proner & Proner, our NYC slip and fall accident lawyers have both the knowledge and the skill set required to identify the responsible party and to build a strong case for maximum compensation. In fact, we have already recovered over $400 million in compensation for our injured clients—and insurance companies know that our firm is willing to pursue your case all the way through trial if necessary to get what’s fair for our injured clients.

Speaking with a battle-tested injury lawyer is the first step to protecting your financial future after sustaining injuries because of someone else’s carelessness.  Whether you fell walking over uneven pavement on the sidewalk, through a parking lot or even crossing the street itself, we are here to help.

Call our experienced slip and fall accident lawyers today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights and legal options for recovering fair compensation.  You can also fill out our online contact form to tell us what happened.

Establishing Financial Responsibility for Slip and Fall Accidents on Uneven Pavement in NYC

Cases involving slip and fall accidents that occur on outside pavement are often more complicated than they may initially seem. At Proner & Proner, our lead NYC uneven pavement slip & fall lawyer Mitchell Proner knows the challenges involved in pursuing slip and fall cases resulting from uneven and broken pavement in the city.

In most cases, the owner of the property that abuts a sidewalk is responsible for maintaining that sidewalk.  In other cases, it can be difficult to even determine precisely who owns the property or who is responsible for its maintenance.

Common issues and complications that arise in uneven payment slip and fall cases include:

  • Did the city make a building owner or other private party (rather than the city) responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in the area in question?
  • What if a vacant lot was involved? How far does the property owner’s responsibility extend?
  • Can the injured party file a claim against the city, even if the city was originally responsible for construction the sidewalk?
  • What complicated and special rules may come into play if your accident occurred on property owned and maintained by the city itself?

These and many other questions that are raised in uneven pavement slip and fall accident cases must be answered fully to reach a favorable outcome for the accident victim.  At Proner & Proner, we put our decades of combined legal experience to work to find the answers to important questions. Our primary goal is to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your injuries—and we leave no stone unturned in reaching this goal.

If you plan to seek compensation for your injuries, speaking with an attorney who understands the complexities of filing injury cases in New York City, NY can be key to your success.  You can contact Proner & Proner anytime to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents on Uneven Pavement in NYC

If the responsible party knew of a problem in the pavement and failed to correct it or warn users of the problem, they could be responsible for compensating victims of slip and fall accidents caused by that problem.  This is the case whether the property owner was the city or a private party. Property owners and others who are permitted to use city sidewalks and streets have a legal duty to make sure these areas are reasonably safe for pedestrians and other visitors.

Common problems with streets and sidewalks that can cause injuries in New York include:

  • Uneven pavement,
  • Broken concrete, asphalt and other paving materials,
  • Missing, loose or cracked slabs of concrete,
  • 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,
  • Damage caused by tree roots beneath the pavement,
  • Unguarded pipes protruding from the sidewalk,
  • Manhole covers and utility access plates,
  • Uncleared ice or snow.

In many cases, uneven pavement can result from the simple changing of the seasons and temperatures in the city—but that does not excuse property owners from their legal duty to ensure their property is safe for authorized pedestrians.

Injured in a Slip & Fall Accident on Uneven Pavement?  Call Our Trusted Accident NYC Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today

Our trusted New York slip and fall accident lawyers understand what is necessary to succeed in filing a claim based on uneven pavement to obtain maximum compensation in your case.  We are ready to put our 50-plus years of experience to work fighting for your rights. 

If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident caused by uneven pavement in NYC, call or contact us online today to schedule your free case review.

Frequently Asked Questions About Claims Based on Uneven Payment Slip & Fall Accident Claims in NYC

FAQ: What should I do if I tripped and fell over uneven pavement in NYC and think I was injured?

Aside from seeking immediate medical attention, it can be important to photograph the accident scene. Try to take a video of both the uneven pavement and surroundings. Also, look around to see if anyone witnessed your fall. Get their name and contact information if possible. Speak to an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer who can help you preserve your right to compensation by taking action immediately.

FAQ: I didn’t take photos of the area where I fell because I was hurt. Now, when I went back, there is no longer uneven pavement and the building owner says he didn’t do anything wrong. Is there anything I can do?

Yes. Our accident lawyers might be able to obtain necessary evidence in other ways. For example, there are surveillance cameras in many areas around the city. We can take action to get the surveillance footage. We have the resources needed to investigate your case.

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