A fall caused by defective sidewalk conditions or negligent construction work on or near a sidewalk can be life-changing. People who trip or slip and fall on these hard surfaces often suffer bone fractures, neck and back injuries, including herniated disks, concussions and other harms that require costly medical treatment and prevent them from working.
Property owners in New York City are required to maintain their public spaces and keep them safe. The City of New York is also required by law to maintain the public sidewalk spaces. When these sidewalks become hazardous and you are injured because of it, you may be entitled to compensation for the negligent treatment of these public spaces.