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Pedestrians Risk Falls on Icy Sidewalks and Streets

Icy Sidewalks and Streets
An 84-year-old man in the Longwood section of the Bronx fell on the ice going to the corner bodega for coffee in February. A month later, he still suffers from back pain. This winter has been particularly brutal for pedestrians, the elderly and children, and it shows no signs of ending soon. Hospital emergency rooms are full of people with sprains, bruises, broken ankles and arms, and even more serious concussions and back injuries.

If you slip and fall on snow and ice, don’t ignore your injuries. They could easily be more serious than you realize, especially if you hurt your back or head. Go to the emergency room or an urgent care center and then contact the accident lawyers  at Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

Make the right call, 1-800-993-6134, and speak with an experienced accident lawyer or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.

You can do important things to help prove your case:

  • Take note of the location of your accident.
  • Have a friend take pictures as soon as possible since the ice may melt or snow may be cleaned away after your accident.
  • Identify any witnesses and get their contact information.

There are laws concerning the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks in New York City.   Certain owners of buildings and retail stores are required to clear the ice and snow from in front of their buildings.  Sometimes the City itself, is responsible.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on snow and ice, call the accident lawyers at Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC.  We have been helping people who have been hurt in accidents for almost 25 years.  We have offices conveniently located in  Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Do not delay call us today at (800) 993-6134 for  a free consultation. We can meet on your schedule, or if the ice and snow are too much, we can come to you.

Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/nyregion/with-no-one-to-clear-it-ice-creates-a-dangerous-passage.html

 

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