A young boy was injured when he fell over a mis-leveled sidewalk in New York City while walking back from school.
New York City requires the home or property owner next to the sidewalk to keep it in good repair including repairing and addressing any tripping hazards - found in Section 7-210 of the NYC Administrative Code.
This law provides a powerful remedy to anyone injured due to a dangerous sidewalk. Our firm has handled hundreds if not thousands of cases arising out of falls on dangerous and defective sidewalks.
Here our client tripped and fell and broke his leg. The case was complicated because there were no witnesses nor anything tying him to the incident location. While he was taken by EMS to the hospital, he had attempted to get up and was not at the location when found by the ambulance. The report listed a different incident location and nothing in the hospital records tied his fall to a mis-leveled or uneven sidewalk.
Unfettered, we aggressively pursued the matter. Partner Andrew Levine successfully argued that the fall occurred where our client claimed, that the sidewalk was dangerous and violated the law, and the injuries were serious and would result in permanent pain and limitations. Andrew Levine obtained a pre-trial settlement of $325,000.00.