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New York City Defective Sidewalk Accident Lawyers

Defective Sidewalk Accident Lawyers

With miles and miles of sidewalks in the New York City area, it is common to see various defective conditions on sidewalks which can be dangerous for pedestrians. Throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island, you may see height differentials between sidewalk flags, broken expansion joints, holes, cracks, crevices, and similar defects. Under the law in New York known as Administrative Code 7-210, an adjacent property owner is responsible for a defective sidewalk that abuts his or her property. This simply means that if the sidewalk defect is in front of the property or adjoins the property on the...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety


Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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NYC Construction Site Accident Attorneys Discuss How Falling Object Accidents Expose Workers and Innocent Pedestrians To Grave Risks

In New York City’s boroughs and beyond, falling objects repeatedly threaten the safety and well-being of innocent bystanders and workers alike explain NYC construction site accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn. The region is one of the most densely populated in the entire country, and the prevalence of high-rise structures increases gravity-related accidents. Sometimes, larger objects like crane booms fall to the ground, resulting in injury and/or death. For example, in February 2016, a boom crashed to the ground in TriBeCa, killing a man from the Upper West Side. Smaller objects can also severely injure private citizens...

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