New York Sidewalk & Uneven Pavement Slip & Fall Injuries
When you hear the term slip and fall accident and slip and fall injury, it probably conjures up embarrassment over being clumsy rather than any real sort of danger. Slip and fall accidents, however, can be extremely injurious and can lead to extensive physical, emotional, and financial damages. A common cause of dangerous slip-and-fall accidents is uneven pavement, which probably wasn’t a danger you gave much thought before experiencing such an accident. If a property owner’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall accident, consult with a dedicated New York sidewalk – uneven payment – slip and fall injury attorney today.
When you are a patron at a store or restaurant, you expect safe passage from the parking lot or structure to the business itself. When businesses fail to maintain their parking lots, their walkways, their sidewalks, and or their entryways, they endanger everyone who passes over them. A sidewalk’s uneven pavement can be especially dangerous because it rarely arouses a great deal of attention while also presenting a serious tripping hazard.
Common Uneven Pavement Slip & Fall Injuries
If you’re the victim of an uneven pavement slip and fall accident, you know how traumatizing that can be. While every slip and fall accident has its own unique set of circumstances, there are several kinds of injuries that are commonly associated with these accidents:
Not only is a broken bone an extremely painful injury, but it is also one that can be extremely slow to heal. Further, when a broken bone doesn't set and heal properly, it can lead to chronic problems and even to permanent disability.
Cuts and Abrasions
A serious fall initiated by tripping on uneven pavement can lead to serious cuts and abrasions that can lead to dangerous infections and even to physical disfigurement.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains, and pulls, and they can be especially bedeviling. These injuries are often extremely painful, slow to heal, and difficult to treat. Additionally, they can seriously interfere with your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed.
The Property Owner’s Responsibility
When you enter a commercial property as a customer (the equivalent of being an invited guest), you have the right to expect the grounds to support your safe passage. If the property owner in question neglects to maintain the property appropriately and neglects to fix – or adequately warn you about – any uneven pavement in the sidewalks you travel on, he or she may be at fault for any injuries you sustain.
If You’ve Been Injured by a Sidewalk’s Uneven Pavement, Contact an Experienced New York Sidewalk Uneven Pavement Slip & Fall Injury Attorney Today
Slip and falls caused by uneven sidewalk pavement are often extremely serious. The dedicated legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in New York has the experience, skill, and passion to aggressively advocate for the compensation to which you are entitled. Our firm has been in business for 80 years, and our knowledgeable slip and fall injury attorneys are proud to continue providing skilled legal counsel for clients like you. For a free initial consultation, please contact or call us at 212-285-3300 today.