New York Uneven Pavement/Sidewalk Injury Attorney
The New York sidewalk and pavement accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has spent over three decades helping injured accident victims recover damages after injuries caused by negligent parties. Our premises liability legal team is dedicated to helping sidewalk accident victims and victims of other pavement or property accidents secure the medical care and monetary compensation they deserve. We help uneven pavement and sidewalk trip and fall victims obtain remuneration for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our personal injury legal team has the time, resources, and dedication to build your strongest case for maximum compensation. We are ready to fight for your right to recover against landlords, municipal agencies, insurance companies, property renters, building owners, general contractors, subcontractors, large corporations, and any other parties who should be held responsible for your injuries.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a fall due to an uneven pavement or hazardous sidewalk, Leandros A. Vrionedes is ready to hear from you.
Who Is Responsible for Sidewalk Injuries?
When you slip on a wet floor inside a store, liability is relatively clear: If the store knew or should have known about the wet floor, then the store is liable. When accidents happen on the street, however, it can be more challenging to determine who can or should be held liable. If you trip over an uneven, unsafe sidewalk, who is to blame? The city? The state? A construction company? The owner of the nearest building? The business owner renting that building?
In New York City, the answer is: It depends. Generally speaking, if the sidewalk abuts a piece of commercial property, then the property owner is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk. If the sidewalk is uneven and otherwise improperly maintained, the property owner can be held liable for any injuries that result.
If a sidewalk is on City-owned property, on the other hand, then the City or a particular municipal agency may be the proper target for a legal claim. Moreover, the rule holding property owners liable excludes owner-occupied residential properties. The rule is meant to force owners of commercial real estate to maintain sidewalks outside their property, not to burden homeowners with sidewalk maintenance. The City takes responsibility for City-owned property as well as for residential neighborhoods with one-, two-, or three-family homes. As long as these homes are owner-occupied, the City is responsible for the sidewalks abutting their property, pursuant to NYC Administrative Code 7-210, aka “the Sidewalk Law.”
Under certain circumstances, liability may also fall on a general contractor or subcontractor.
Identifying the proper party to hold liable is one of the most challenging aspects of a sidewalk trip and fall injury claim. New York sidewalk and pavement injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes is ready to investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine who may be held liable, build the strongest case for relief, and fight to maximize your recovery.
Seasoned Injury Lawyer Fighting for You After a Sidewalk or Pavement Injury
New York injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has dedicated years of practice to helping injured New Yorkers recover the compensation they are owed after an accident on someone else’s property. If you were hurt due to a cracked, uneven, water-logged, icy, or otherwise unsafe sidewalk or slab of pavement, you are entitled to compensation. We’ll help you recover your damages from all manner of injuries, including:
- Cracked skull
- Facial damage
- Knee injuries
- Hand, arm, and wrist injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Strains and sprains
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and severe scrapes
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken hip
- Bruised muscles
- Ankle and foot injuries
- Wrongful death
Call New York Personal Injury Attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes for Help After an Uneven Sidewalk or Pavement Accident
If you were hurt in a sidewalk or pavement fall on someone else’s property, get help from a seasoned personal injury lawyer with decades of experience going toe-to-toe with the biggest property owners, insurance companies, and other parties. Contact NYC premises liability and sidewalk accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a consultation on your injury case at 212-889-9362.