Understanding The Hazards Of Cracked And Broken Sidewalks
On its website, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) cites the following definitions of sidewalk defects detailed in Section 19-152 of the NYC Administrative Code:
- One or more squares of sidewalk “cracked to such extent” that one or more squares “may be loosened or readily removed.”
- A trip hazard, where the vertical surface differences between adjoining squares of sidewalk are greater than or equal to one-half of an inch.
- Structural integrity defects by which “a common joint … has a crack that meets the common joint and another joint.”
- “[L]ess than full-depth repairs to all or part of the surface area broken, cracked or chipped.”
These and other defects could be considered a violation of the administrative code by the adjoining property owner. If you suffered broken bones or other serious injuries in a trip-and-fall accident on a cracked sidewalk in New York City, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced Manhattan street accident lawyer. Call at 877-265-4065 for a free consultation.
Subin Associates offers no-obligation preliminary case analyses. Personal injury attorneys at the law firm are prepared to review known facts of the case and give advice on how to best seek compensation for medical bills, replacement of lost wages, and acknowledgement of pain and suffering. A cracked sidewalk may indicate that the adjoining property owner is liable and should be held responsible.
Call Our New York Attorneys About Cracked Sidewalk Injuries
Contact our New York City law firm today to discuss your New York cracked sidewalk injury. Attorneys are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 877-265-4065. We take every personal injury case on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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