Low temperatures combined with inclement weather can turn New York City sidewalks into a dangerous situation for pedestrians. We’ve all experienced that moment of slipping on an icy surface, and throwing our arms out to try to break a fall. What if we really do fall, and suffer serious slip and fall injuries? Slipping on the sidewalk can cause broken bones, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or in the most terrible cases, death.
In New York City, homeowners and business owners are expected to keep the stretch of sidewalk in front of their premises free of ice and snow. If you fell on icy sidewalk in New York City, you may be able to bring a claim against the party who is responsible for that stretch of sidewalk, and get compensation for your injuries. The key is to show that the owner was negligent by failing to handle the unsafe condition, as required by law.