Brooklyn Icy Sidewalk Fall Injury Attorney
Ice and snow on sidewalks can be very dangerous, especially black ice and other slippery surfaces that are not immediately obvious. People who fall on ice and snow can suffer serious injuries, including fractures and head injuries, requiring medical treatment and time off work.
I am Daniel A. Kalish, an experienced New York trial attorney serving clients throughout the metro area, including Brooklyn, the Bronx and Westchester County. If you have been injured on a slippery sidewalk, I may be able to help you obtain compensation. Contact me for a free consultation.
Understanding Property Owners' Legal Responsibilities
Many people in New York City believe that the city is responsible for clearing ice and snow from sidewalks. In fact, in most cases, the adjacent property owners are the ones who are responsible and can be held accountable when people slip and fall on their sidewalks.
Property owners are expected to clear ice and snow within a reasonable amount of time after it falls. There is no rule on the exact number of hours or days they have to do so.
The rules are different in some Westchester County communities and other areas outside of the city limits. I am experienced at litigating personal injury cases involving slippery sidewalks, advocating for the rights of clients who have been injured due to property owners' negligence.
In any slip-and-fall accident case, it is important to move quickly to preserve the evidence and get your claim started. Don't hesitate to contact my office to schedule an appointment about your sidewalk fall injury claim.