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Identifying the Proper Defendant After a New York City Sidewalk Fall

The time following a New York City sidewalk slip and fall accident can be confusing. There is often a lot of commotion immediately following the fall, and there are a lot of decisions to be made in the weeks and months ahead if you sustained injuries in the fall.

One of the important decisions that will need to be made is whether you are going to pursue legal damages against someone for the injuries that you sustained. In 2003, New York City enacted new and specific rules about slip and falls that effect whether the City or the adjoining property owner will be responsible for your injury.

A New York City fall injury lawyer can help you determine how the rules apply to your case and whether the potential defendant is liable for your injuries. In order to help your New York fall attorneyidentify the proper defendant for your case, it is important to provide your lawyer with:

  • The exact location where you fell, including the address of the closest property;
  • Any pictures of the accident scene that you have and detailed information about the condition of the sidewalk and other circumstances of your accident; and
  • Medical records related to your fall injuries.


If you have sustained injuries in a New York City sidewalk fall accident, then please contact the experienced New York slip and fall lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer for more information about who may be responsible for your injuries.

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