WESTCHESTER ICE INJURY LAWYERS
Our Westchester snow and ice injury lawyers have decades of experience in representing people who slipped and fell because of ice. Whether you slipped and fell on ice on the sidewalk outside of a commercial store or on the walkways of an apartment building, you may have a lawsuit and may be able to recover compensation for your personal injuries. Our White Plains slip and fall accident lawyers know that commercial property owners have a responsibility to make their property reasonably safe, which includes the sidewalk infront of their property and the walkways on their property. This obligation that property owners have to maintain their property includes clearing the sidewalk of snow and ice within a reasonable period of time after a storm or snow event has stopped.
DON'T ASSUME ITS YOUR FAULT
THE LANDOWNER IS RESPONSIBLE TO CLEAR ICE AND SNOW FROM THE PUBLC SIDEWALK
Our White Plains personal injury attorneys who handle slip and fall on ice lawsuits, know that the landowner is frequently to blame for not making the sidewalk alongside or in front of their property safe for pedestrians. New York law recognizes that landowners, particulary commercial landowners have a responsiblity to clear the sidewalk infront of their property of snow and ice, within a reasonable period of time after a storm or precipitation event. In fact, many Westchester towns and cities have local ordinances, which require that snow be cleared within a certain time period.
If you slipped and fell because a commercial landowner in Westchester failed to make their property safe, call our White Plains personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.
THE RECURRING CONDITION CASE
Sometimes ice forms because of the condition of a property itself, which is kown as a recurring condition. The most common examples are features of the property that cause water to flow or drip onto the public sidewalk, such as leaders with holes or leaders that discharge water across the sidewalk. Other examples are drainage grates which have obstructions that cause water to pool. The result of these types of contidions is that when water pools on a sidewalk, or drips because of freeze thaw cycles, and then the pooled water freezes, that results in an icy condition at a point in time when there should not be ice on the ground.
If you suspect that you were injured because of a recurrent condition on a property that caused ice formation, call our White Plains personal injury lawyers.
PROVING THE CASE
Our White Plains personal injury lawyers go the extra mile to make sure that our clients get the compensation that they deserve. We know that we have to prove that a condition was present long enough for the property owner to have cleared it. Our attorneys leave no stone unturned in looking for evidence to prove the case. We serve preservation notices to make sure that video evidence from surveillance cameras does not disappear. When our clients suffer fractures, we often file lawsuits right away and get orders requiring the property owner to turn over their surveillance footage. Our White Plains personal injury lawyers also subpeona video footage from neighboring proeprties. Another way that our White Plains lawyers prove the case is by hiring meterologic experts, who analyze the weather patterns and can figure out how long ice was present for, based upon climatological data of when a storm ended and the temperature data.
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OUR WHITE PLAINS OFFICE
203 East Post Road
White Plains, N.Y. 10601
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18 West 33rd Street
New York, N.Y. 10001