Manhattan Sidewalk Defects

Manhattan Slip and Fall Attorney

The streets of Manhattan and the rest of New York can be a dangerous place. In fact, the portion of the street that can cause many injuries is the sidewalk. Potholes and sidewalk defects can place your health in jeopardy. You may experience broken bones, a back injury, neck injury, head injury or a variety of other types of injuries.

Do not be satisfied with simply avoiding that particular area of the sidewalk. You have rights and options that confident Manhattan slip and fall lawyers can discuss with you.

Manhattan Sidewalk Accident Injury Lawyer

You need the assistance of experienced Manhattan sidewalk injury lawyers.

The Manhattan slip and fall law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick has been handling sidewalk defect injury cases for over 45 years. In that amount of time, we have seen injuries result from an assortment of sidewalk defects, including:

  • Slippery sidewalk
  • Icy sidewalk
  • Sidewalk potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Sidewalk failure
  • Cracked sidewalk

Trust our Manhattan slip and fall lawyers to effectively and efficiently pursue your case.

Slip and fall attorneys involved in the Big Apple Pothole Proactive Committee.

Since 1997, our principal attorney Stephan H. Peskin has been the president of the Big Apple Pothole Protective Committee (Big Apple). This organization of sidewalk injury lawyers and other interested parties was formed in order to map all of the existing defects on sidewalks within New York City. These defects were then reported to the New York City Department of Transportation.

  • Until September 15, 2003, an injured party could not recover from the City of New York unless the City had prior written notice of the existence of the sidewalk defect. The slip and fall attorneys of Big Apple supplied that written notice. Under current law, Big Apple's written notice helps proving a case against the abutting land owner who is now primarily responsible for the sidewalk.
  • The laws governing New York City sidewalk accidents are currently undergoing an enormous change. The new law is being challenged on a constitutional level. Our sidewalk injury lawyers can help you understand these changes and how the new laws will work.

Our Manhattan slip and fall attorneys handle motor vehicle accident cases related and unrelated to sidewalk defect injuries.

If you have been injured by a motor vehicle after falling off of a defective sidewalk or have other auto accident questions, please see our motor vehicle accident page for additional information.

Get in touch with one of our Manhattan sidewalk injury lawyers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Contact the Manhattan slip and fall lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick to discuss the details of your case. Sidewalks can be a very dangerous place. Take control of your situation by enlisting the help of our attentive and experienced lawyers and staff.

Our Manhattan personal injury lawyers are proud to offer a FREE consultation so you can discuss your case without cost or obligation. Also, we make home, hospital, and nursing home visits in the event that you cannot travel to our office. Flexible appointment times are available to suit your already hectic schedule.

The Manhattan accident injury law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick represents clients throughout Manhattan including the Uptown Neighborhoods, Midtown Neighborhoods, and Downtown Neighborhoods including Inwood, Fort George, Washington Heights, Harlem, Sugar Hill, Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights, East Harlem, Spanish Harlem, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Clinton, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Kips Bay, Gramercy Park, Union Square, Greenwich Village, East Village, Chelsea, NOHO, SOHO, Lower East Side, Bowery, Little Italy, and Battery Park City.

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