Sidewalk AccidentWhy Hire an Attorney to Help After a Sidewalk Accident

January 1, 2024

Did fall and suffer an injury on a New York City sidewalk? Are you recovering from those injuries and aren’t sure what to do next? The truth is that your sidewalk accident may very well have been a direct result of another party’s negligence. If so, you may deserve compensation. Here at Gratt & Associates, we can help. During a free case evaluation, we can let you know what your case is worth, and then we can get to work on your behalf in multiple ways. 

Find Who’s Liable for Your Sidewalk Accident 

The laws governing exactly who is responsible for a sidewalk can be complex and they can change from one location to another. For example, the sidewalks could be the responsibility of a nearby property owner whose property abuts the sidewalk, they could be the responsibility of New York City or other entities. 

When we take your case, we’ll conduct an investigation and determine not only what happened but all of the parties liable. Then, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Taking Care of the Little Details (That Aren’t Little) 

The sooner you reach out to an experienced attorney about your sidewalk case, the better off you’ll most likely be. That’s due to many reasons, not the least of which is that an experienced attorney is aware of and can make sure all pertinent deadlines are met. 

For example, in the City of New York, after an accident (such as one on the sidewalk), a “Notice of Claim” has to be given to the municipality. This claim includes details about the accident, including reasons as to why the accident was the municipality’s fault. This has to be filed with the city within 90 days of the accident itself. 

By having an experienced attorney by your side, you give yourself the best possible chance at a successful outcome. 

Presenting the Best Case on Your Behalf 

For years, we’ve helped victims of accidents on a sidewalk to receive all of the compensation they deserve. So, we know how to put together a case that shows the negligence of all the liable parties, that they either caused an unsafe condition or they knew there was an unsafe condition they didn’t do enough about. We’re proud to represent our clients in negotiation and, if necessary, in court. 

Gratt & Associates to Guide You Through the Process 

We understand that, following an accident on the sidewalk, the last thing you may want to do is to reach out to an attorney. However, we can guide you through the process, from the initial free case evaluation through a successful outcome. Along the way, we can help you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and so much more. 

To see how we can help you and yours, we encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation with us through our site or by calling.

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