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Were You Injured In A Slip And Fall On Ice Or Snow?

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Snow & Ice Injury Lawyers in NYC

When snow and ice make a New York City sidewalk unsafe for pedestrians, some people will blame the weather. However, the law may hold the property owner accountable.

If you slipped and fell on an icy or snowy sidewalk, the property owner may be liable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan, our attorneys represent New Yorkers who are injured on unsafe sidewalks. Call (646) 808-3785 for a free initial consultation.

Holding Property Owners Responsible

According to New York City code section 16-123, the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or other person having charge of property abutting a paved sidewalk is required to remove ice or snow within four hours after the snow stops falling. If ice or snow freezes on the sidewalk and cannot be removed, the responsible person must cover it with a non-slip material such as sand until weather permits removal.

Property owners who fail to remove ice and snow may be fined. They are also liable for damages if a person is injured in a slip-and-fall accident. Damages in slip-and-fall accident cases are usually paid by homeowners’ insurance or general business liability insurance.

Many insurance companies, unfortunately, do not take slip-and-fall accidents seriously. However, slipping and falling on ice or snow can result in broken bones, ligament tears, and other injuries that can affect you for several months. You may need to undergo an operation and endure a long and painful rehabilitation. An elderly person who suffers an injury in a fall may experience a decline in health that robs him or her of the ability to lead an active life.

Our lawyers will force the insurance company to take your injuries seriously. We have recovered more than $100 million in damages for New Yorkers who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

What if I slipped on ice on municipal property?

If the city is responsible, our lawyers must file a notice of claim with the city within 90 days of your accident.

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To discuss your slip-and-fall accident with a lawyer at our firm, call (646) 808-3785 or complete our contact form.

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Whether you need a Bronx car accident lawyer, birth injury lawyer, construction accident lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we've helped hundreds of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.


If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrong-doing of another, we can provide you and your loved ones with the legal support needed to ensure proper medical attention, long-term treatment and fair, reasonable financial compensation is received for your injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (646)-808-3785.


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