Everyone in New York City loves to walk on the public sidewalks and visit the museums, restaurants and other great places. Many New Yorkers also walk on the public sidewalks on their way to work every single day. One of the growing problems in New York City is the accumulation of snow and ice on commercial and residential buildings. Many times large blocks of ice have fallen off these buildings and violently struck innocent pedestrians walking along the public sidewalks. These falling blocks of snow and ice have caused serious personal injuries to many pedestrians. If you or a family member were walking along a public sidewalk and struck by a block of falling snow or ice, and suffered serious injuries, please call us at 212-725-8500 today!
We recently represented a man who came out of a subway station, and was walking on his way to work on a public sidewalk. All of sudden, a large piece of ice fell off a building and violently struck the man and caused him to suffer serious and permanent injuries. The man was unable to get up and an ambulance transported him to the emergency room at the local hospital. After undergoing multiple surgeries, he was unable to return to work and complained of continuous pain. We successfully represented this man and made a substantial recovery for him and his family.
Many building owners know about this repetitive winter weather problem of snow and ice accumulating on their buildings. The problem is that the snow and ice accumulates overnight on their buildings when it is cold outside. Then during the day the sun warms the snow and ice up and causes it to melt and slide off the building. Just as these large blocks of snow and ice are falling off the building, pedestrians are innocently walking along the public sidewalk on their way to work. Some reputable building owners take responsibility for their buildings and remedy theses dangerous conditions. Other building owners completely ignore it. They claim that the cost to repair the problem is much greater than the cost of insurance to handle and pay compensation to the injured person. As a result, and despite their knowledge of other pedestrians being struck and injured, these building owners do nothing to correct these very dangerous conditions. If you or a family member were walking along a public sidewalk and violently struck by a falling block of snow or ice, and were seriously injured, please call us at 212-725-8500 today!
We have over 30 years of battle tested trial experience and stand ready to put our experience behind your case. We offer an initial free consultation. Contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C., at 212-725-8500, and learn more about how we can help you with your falling snow and ice case!