Sidewalk AccidentSidewalk Accident Lawyer in New York

October 27, 2023

Did you fall on a sidewalk and suffer an injury? Were you or someone you love hurt when you fell on a sidewalk? New York sidewalks are supposed to be safe, to be well-maintained. When they aren’t, it can cause serious injuries. You may deserve compensation for your sidewalk accident injuries. Our experienced attorneys can help you through the process every step of the way, from the initial free case evaluation through a successful resolution. 

If there’s even a chance that you believe your sidewalk accident may have been due to another party’s negligence, it’s worth it to reach out for a no-cost case evaluation. 

How Gratt & Associates Can Prove Your Case 

Slabs uplifted by tree roots. Enormous cracks. Debris. Ice and snow. Those are just some of the sidewalk hazards that could cause injuries. There are many, many others. Those responsible for sidewalk maintenance have a duty to repair those, to make their sidewalks safe. When they breach that duty of care, leading to your accident, you may deserve compensation. 

When we take your case, we conduct a thorough investigation. Through that, we can find the evidence that the owner/maintainer of the sidewalk either knew there was a hazardous condition that should have been repaired or they should have known there was a hazardous condition. 

What Could My Sidewalk Accident Case Be Worth? 

Every case is different. Many factors can determine what your claim is worth. These include the severity of your injuries, who’s responsible, and to what extent, as well as several others. 

That said, if your injuries were serious enough to require medical treatment, we can help you to recover compensation to pay your medical bills. This can include compensation for your medication, treatment, doctor visits, and many other forms of treatment. 

After a sidewalk injury, you may have to miss time from work. We can help you to recover the wages that you lost. Additionally, if you’re unable to return to work moving forward (or in the same capacity) you can recover compensation for wages you would have made in the future. 

Serious injuries following a sidewalk injury could be very painful. It is possible to receive compensation for your pain, your suffering, any loss of enjoyment of life, and all that you’ve been through. 

Your attorney from Gratt & Associates will tell you what we believe your claim is worth during your free case evaluation. Then, we’ll do everything in our power to help you to receive it. 

What Should I Do If I’m Hurt in a Sidewalk Fall? 

Check for injuries. Remove yourself from further harm. If you’re able to do so safely, document the scene of the accident. Take pictures and videos of the sidewalk, the hazard that caused your condition, any injuries, and more. 

If there are witnesses and you can do so, talk to them and get their information. Get medical attention. Hopefully, you suffered no injuries in the fall. However, it’s entirely possible that you may not be aware of your injuries in the immediate aftermath of the accident. 

Once you’ve done all of the above, contact attorneys with sidewalk accident experience. 

Who’s Responsible for My Sidewalk Accident?

The owner of the property that abuts the sidewalk could be liable for your accident. That could be a homeowner, business owner, government agency, or many others. During our investigation, we’ll find all of the parties liable for your accident and bring a case against each of them, so that you receive everything you should. 

The length of time you have to file a lawsuit is dependent upon many factors, not the least of which is who is liable for your accident. You may have three years or you may have as little as 90 days. Reaching out to an attorney to learn the truth about your case sooner provides a greater chance of success than doing so later. 

Experienced Sidewalk Accident Attorneys 

Sidewalk falls can be devastating. They can take an awful toll on essentially every aspect of your life. Here at Gratt & Associates, we can help. 

We always work on contingency. You won’t have to pay for our services unless we win. Even then, our payment will come out of your settlement. To schedule a free case evaluation, complete the form at our site or call. 


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