Tripped on a Sidewalk ? Your Compensation Starts Here
Sidewalks are ubiquitous, and even if you’re driving to a destination, you’re bound to come across a stretch where you have to do a bit of walking to get to a residential area or business premise. As such, sidewalks must be maintained in a manner that is reasonable so as not to cause any injuries to pedestrians. Unfortunately, with our crumbling infrastructure seen in some major cities, sidewalks are left in a sorry state of disrepair which then leads to cracks that can become dangerous to those that ply them on a regular basis.
Are you looking for a sidewalk injury attorney? Wherever you are in the country, our law offices are ready to help. If you tripped and fell on a sidewalk in any major city causing you to sustain injuries and seek expensive treatment, call us at 1 (773) 825-3547. Sidewalk injuries fall under premises liability law, and homeowners and business owners owe you a duty of care to repair these paths so you are kept safe. If you’d like to learn more about compensation, lost wages and other forms of justice available to you, feel free to call us TODAY at 1 (773) 825-3547 for your 100% FREE consultation.
Can You Sue for Tripping on a Sidewalk?
The first thing you must do after falling due to a cracked sidewalk is to call 911 to have an ambulance dispatched to your location. It is important to realize that a harmless sprain or you falling flat on your face may precipitate a cascade of health complications that only a thorough medical checkup can catch in a timely manner before they evolve into something life-threatening. In order to safeguard your rights, DO NOT speak with any insurance company representatives should they try to contact you. Call us IMMEDIATELY after receiving treatment at 1 (773) 825-3547 to learn how we can best help secure your compensation as well as be able to file within the statute of limitations.
Who Is Responsible for Broken Sidewalk?
While at the scene of the injury, take as many photos of the offending sidewalk if you can. If you’re not able to do so, ask a passerby to do so, and take down their and other witnesses contact information. Cracked sidewalks usually have roots from nearby trees jutting out of them, so make sure to take photos of both the roots and nearby trees.
Can You Sue The City for Falling on Sidewalk?
If the sidewalk that caused your injuries is nowhere near a business or residential premise, you may be able to sue to the city council for breaching Department of Transportation regulations regarding how and when to fix sidewalk defects.
Trip and Fall on Uneven Sidewalk – Meet These Legal Requirements
In order to file and successful win a sidewalk injury lawsuit, you must prove with the help of your attorney that there was a sidewalk defect which presented clear danger to pedestrians or patrons, and that this defect led to your injuries which caused you to seek medical care and possibly miss work or cause a change to your professional and personal life. Lastly, you must prove that the risk posed by the cracked or uneven sidewalk was not obvious which relinquishes your duty to notice and therefore avoid the sidewalk in question.
Uneven Sidewalk Injury Attorneys – Call Us Today!
We know you have lots of questions such as how much your case is worth for a trip and fall incident on a sidewalk as well as how long the suit may take. Given the individual circumstances surrounding each case, it would be best to contact an attorney from our offices at 1 (773) 825-3547 so we can give you an accurate estimate and timely legal advice garnered from over 70 years of experience handling these and other cases. The call is absolutely FREE, and there’s no legal obligation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.