There are few things more jarring than walking along the sidewalk or crossing the street, only to feel your feet give out from under you, resulting in a hard thud on the pavement as a result of uncleared snow or black ice. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to many people every single day here in NYC, and if this has happened to you, our firm may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to heal from your serious injuries. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Manhattan slip and fall lawyer to learn more about snow & ice accidents in New York City and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know what party is responsible for clearing away snow in NYC?
In most cases, the homeowner or tenant in a single-family residence is required to clear away snow or ice from their property, including their sidewalk. That being said, when it comes to multi-dwelling buildings, tenants in those buildings typically are not responsible for clearing away snow. In this case, snow removal is the responsibility of management companies. Further, when it comes to public spaces, in most cases, New York City is responsible for clearing away snow.
Is there a timeframe in which property owners must remove snow in NYC?
Yes, there is. According to New York City law, property owners are responsible for clearing away snow within four hours of snowfall stopping, as long as the snow stopped between 7:00 a.m. and 4:59 p.m.
What is the statute of limitations for slip and fall injury claims in Manhattan?
Depending on where you fell and who owns the property, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim will vary. Typically, injured persons will have three years from the date of their accident to sue the party liable for their injuries. However, if you were injured on property owned by the state or city, you will most likely have to file a Notice of Claim within a matter of months, which is why it is always best to speak with a personal injury attorney timely. Our firm has helped countless clients who’ve been wrongfully injured in snow & ice accidents over the years, and we are prepared to help you as well.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.