Sidewalk AccidentWhat an Experienced Attorney Wishes Victims Knew About a Sidewalk Accident

January 15, 2024

Did you fall and suffer an injury on the sidewalk? Have you or someone you love been hurt when you fell on a New York sidewalk? Sidewalks are supposed to be maintained, they’re meant to be safe for pedestrian use. If they aren’t, then it’s entirely possible that someone could be hurt simply by walking on them. Here at Gratt & Associates, we’ve helped so many who were hurt in a sidewalk accident. Below are some of the facts we wish more people knew. 

You May Be Due Compensation 

Falling and getting hurt on the sidewalk isn’t something that you have to “just deal with.” If you suffer an injury, you may deserve compensation. For example, if you have medical bills from the fall, if you’re prescribed medications, have to visit doctors, and so forth, then yes, you could receive compensation for that. 

Additionally, if you have to miss work because of your injury, then you could recover compensation for those lost wages, too. In fact, if you’re unable to work your job in the same capacity going forward, you could receive compensation for the wages you would have made. 

An injury on the sidewalk could cause you great pain, suffering, emotional distress, and similar problems. You can even recover compensation for those and more as well. During a free case evaluation, an attorney from Gratt & Associates will let you know what your claim is worth and how we can help you to get what you deserve. 

Multiple Parties Could Be Liable 

Depending on the location of the sidewalk you suffered your injury on (as well as many other factors), different parties could be liable. In many cases, the owner of a property that abuts the sidewalk could be liable, as it was their responsibility to maintain the sidewalk. However, the sidewalk could be the responsibility of the city. 

Once we take your case, we’ll find exactly who is liable for your accident and bring a lawsuit against all of them, so that you receive everything you should. 

An Attorney Can Stand Up for You

In a case involving an accident on the sidewalk, the other side may do everything that they can to say that it’s your fault and not theirs that you were injured. Perhaps they’ll say that your injury wasn’t caused by the sidewalk. Maybe they’ll say that, if you slipped and fell in snow or ice, that a storm was in progress and thus they couldn’t be expected to clear the sidewalk. 

We have a proven track record of standing up for our clients, winning big settlements on their behalf. Most cases resolve following a successful negotiation, but, if necessary, we are proud to represent our clients in court. 

Experienced Sidewalk Accident Attorneys Can Help 

You didn’t ask to be injured on the sidewalk. You were simply going about your day, trying to get from one place to another, when the negligence of another party caused you harm. We work on contingency, so you don’t have to pay for our services unless we win. Even then, our payment can come out of your settlement. 

For a free case evaluation, message us through our site or call.

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