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The law firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP takes on insurance companies and fights for injured people. After a serious injury, you might like to think that insurance companies are looking out for your best interests. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Insurance companies will try to minimize what they pay to you in damages. If you have a lawyer on your side, you will increase your odds of recovering full compensation.
Winters in New York City are long and not always pleasant. The weather can create a number of inconveniences. For example, walking on icy or snow-packed sidewalks can be downright treacherous. When property owners fail to keep their sidewalks free of snow and ice, pedestrians are at risk of slipping and falling. These falls can cause major injuries, such as back injuries, head injuries and injuries to the arms or legs. These injuries can complicate a number of areas of your life. Your injuries may require extensive rehabilitation, and they may prevent you from working or enjoying your life.
Property owners have a number of obligations under New York City law to remove snow and ice within a reasonable time frame. If snow stops falling between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., property owners must clear sidewalks within four hours. If the snow stops between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., property owners are required to remove the snow before 11 a.m. In certain cases, such as when the sidewalk is next to a one-, two- or three-family dwelling and the owner occupies the building, the City is liable for your damages. The laws in this field are very intricate. If you do not work with an experienced premises injury lawyer, you may miss out on certain avenues of recovery.
Call our snow and ice injury attorneys in New York City at 1 (212) 210-1637 or e-mail us to discuss your situation. We offer a free, confidential consultation and do not charge attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case.
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