Hurt Because Of An Unmaintained Sidewalk?

New Yorkers understand how important sidewalks are. There are few places in our country where sidewalks play such a vital role in day-to-day life. But when an unmaintained sidewalk sends you to the hospital, your life can come to a screeching halt.

A fall on the sidewalk often leads to much more than just a scraped knee. Falling on sidewalks can lead to head trauma, spinal cord damage, serious soft tissue damage and other life-changing injuries.

At Kelner & Kelner, serious injuries are our business. We take some of the most catastrophic cases in New York and help people get the settlements they need to regain stability. We have more than 75 years of experience with New York personal injury law, and our attorneys are dedicated to using the most sophisticated legal techniques and medical technology to prove your case.

Sidewalk Liability Is Complicated

New York requires most commercial property owners to maintain their sidewalks. This includes more than just clearing ice and snow. In some cases, commercial property owners are also responsible for cracked sidewalks, broken grating and other damage to the walkway. But not every sidewalk is owned by a private citizen or business, and some aspects of the sidewalk are part of city infrastructure. Determining who is responsible for sidewalk maintenance becomes complicated.

Our lawyers can help you determine if a sidewalk defect caused your fall and if you are eligible for a personal injury suit. Their knowledge can sort out who is responsible for the sidewalk in question and determine the appropriate next steps.

Call Kelner & Kelner Today

You and your family are facing serious medical needs. You need help that matches your level of pain. Our firm focuses on those suffering from life-changing injuries. We can use our experience and skill to represent you and maximize your settlements. Contact us to find out more about our firm’s philosophy and how we can help you.

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37 year old female, was injured in a building in Queens, New York when the external walkway collapsed. As a result of the accident, she sustained multiple fractures to her face, torso, arms and legs which required multiple surgeries.

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$5,100,000 Verdict- Municipal Worker Accident / Slip and Fall

A 48 year old male New York City municipal worker significantly injured his knee, which was replaced. The injury was caused when he slipped and fell in a puddle of oil caused by a leaking garbage truck.

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$3,100,000 Verdict - Premises Liability

A 6 year old boy fractured his ankle in a skateboarding accident at a NY City Skate Park, in the Bronx. The jury verdict was reached in Bronx County, against City of New York.

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$1,500,000 Settlement – Trip and Fall / City of New York Worker

A female in her 40’s was severely injured her spine, which required surgery, when she tripped and fell in a hole covered by water in a City of NY garage. The settlement was reached with the City of NY.

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$1,300,000 Settlement - Negligent Security

A woman in her 60’s was injured at New York sporting event. The settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,249,000 Settlement - Commercial Cleaning Accident (NY State Labor Law)

A female, in her 40’s, was injured when she fell off a ladder while cleaning air ducts at the South Street Seaport, in Manhattan. She fractured both wrists, which required surgery. The case settled in New York County.

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$1,150,000 Settlement- Negligent Security -

A women visiting New York, was sexually assaulted in a Manhattan hotel. The claim for negligent security was settled prior to trial.

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$25,000,000 Settlement - Bicycle Accident

A 33-year-old man was struck by a cable company’s commercial van while he was riding his bicycle in the Bronx. He sustained numerous and substantial injuries to his head and brain, jaw, arms and legs which required 15 surgeries. The settlement was reached in the Bronx, NY.

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$9,800,000 Settlement - Subway Accident

A man in his mid-50’s was dragged by a City of NY subway train, which resulted in severe leg injuries. The settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,900,000 Settlement - Pedestrian Accident

A City of New York sanitation worker in his mid-50’s was severely injured when a truck struck a car, which then hit our client. He had spinal surgery and even with pre-existing condition, the substantial settlement was reached in New York County.

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$1,700,000 Settlement - Commercial Trucking Accident

On the Long Island Expressway, an overloaded commercial shipping truck collided with our client’s car, resulting in severe injuries. This was the first time in New York that a commercial shipper was held liable for a personal injury claim. The settlement was reached in Nassau County, NY.

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