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Broken Curbs

New York Broken Curb Accident Lawyer

No one expects a walk through the neighborhood to conclude with a broken foot and a trip to the emergency room. However, the pavement throughout New York City is not always properly maintained. Often overlooked, curbs are a part of the sidewalk that can easily fall into a state of disrepair. Unfortunately, when curbs are broken, chipped, or defective, they can present a trip and fall hazard to pedestrians, leading to the risk of serious injuries.

If you were hurt as a result of tripping on a broken curb, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to providing knowledgeable counsel and relentless representation for clients who have been injured in broken curb accidents, and fight to obtain the monetary recovery to which they’re entitled. 

Liability for Broken Curb Accidents

o recover compensation for injuries caused by tripping over a broken curb, you must be able to demonstrate that the accident was due to another party’s negligence. While New York City is not responsible for maintaining most sidewalks (with some exceptions) under the City’s “Sidewalk Law,” it does have a duty to maintain curbs. If the City had prior written notice of a curb defect — and failed to make timely repairs — it may be held liable for any injuries you sustained as a result.

After a broken curb accident, it’s important to document what happened and take photos of the defect. If any witnesses were present, it’s a good idea to get their contact information in the event that they may need to provide testimony to support your case. It’s also best to file an accident report with the police — this can be vital documentation in a personal injury claim.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we will take the time to carefully evaluate the facts and circumstances of your broken curb accident to ensure the negligent party is held accountable for your injuries. With a focus on achieving the best possible results, we meticulously investigate each claim to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available.

Common Broken Curb Accident Injuries

Tripping on a defective curb can have serious physical consequences. Whether you twisted an ankle or broke a foot, broken curb accident injuries can be severe and require extensive medical treatment. Other common injuries a pedestrian can sustain due to tripping on a defective curb can include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Bruises
  • Broken arm or wrist
  • Fractured hip
  • Concussion
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis

Following a trip and fall accident caused by a broken curb, it’s best to seek medical assistance as soon as possible. This way, your doctor can rule out any injuries that may not be apparent right away — and treat you for any injuries you’ve sustained before they worsen. Depending on your doctor’s diagnosis, treatment for a broken curb accident can include pain medication, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Surgery may also be necessary in some cases.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we recognize how injuries sustained in a broken curb accident can affect you and your family. Our lawyers will work vigorously on your behalf to help ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.

Knowledgeable Attorneys Pursuing Full and Fair Compensation

Medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses can add up quickly in the aftermath of a broken curb accident. You may also have endured a significant amount of physical pain and emotional anguish in connection with your injuries. By pursuing a personal injury action against the party responsible for your injuries, you may be able to recover your economic and non-economic damages.

Monetary damages recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit can include your unreimbursed medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, and the out-of-pocket costs you incurred in connection with the accident. Additionally, you may be awarded compensation for the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life you experienced as a result of your injuries.  

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been securing high verdicts and substantial settlements for clients who have been injured by tripping on broken, chipped, and defective curbs for more than three decades. With precision, skill, and acumen, we strive to reach a favorable outcome in every case.

Contact an Experienced New York Broken Curb Accident Lawyer

A broken curb accident can have a serious impact on your life and livelihood. If you’ve suffered injuries caused by a defective curb, it’s essential to contact a personal injury lawyer who can protect your rights and advise you of your legal remedies. Offering high-quality legal services and personal time and attention in every case, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been achieving impressive results for victims of another’s negligence for more than 30 years.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us for a consultation.