When A Fall Is More Than Just Embarrassing
New York City isn’t known for its pristine sidewalks. A bumpy pathway is to be expected now and then. However that doesn’t mean shop owners aren’t responsible for their premises.
Falls can mean more than just a little indignity. They can lead to broken bones and hospital stays. At The Pagan Law Firm, P.C., we help people hold negligent business owners accountable.
Keeping New York City Moving
A building owner must keep the sidewalks in front of his/her property in a safe condition because failing to do so can cause significant injury to you or someone else. Holes, cracks, uneven or broken sidewalks are a danger. They are required to be repaired, and when they are not and cause injury, we can help.
The building owner can be held responsible if he/she created the dangerous condition or had notice of the dangerous condition and failed to take corrective action within a certain time.
These cases often require expert opinions to prove the nature and extent of a defective condition and the failure of the building owner to comply with codes or ordinances governing the proper construction and maintenance of sidewalks.
Take The First Step Today
By holding building and company owners accountable, you help keep New York City accessible. Poorly tended premises mean the business is not only off-limits to some, but downright dangerous.