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I slipped and fell on a broken sidewalk. Can I sue?

broken sidewalk slip and fallIf you slip and fall on a broken sidewalk, you may have a case. Sidewalks need to be kept in safe condition—this means properly paved and grouted; repaired when broken or cracked; and rid of debris, leaves, snow or ice.

The bigger questions is who do you sue? On Long Island, this varies by town. If you are injured on a broken sidewalk in Hicksville or Massapequa, the homeowner is responsible, but in Manhassat or Smithtown, the town is responsible.    

Town-by-Town Guide to Who is Responsible for Maintaining Sidewalk

If you recently were injured due to a damaged sidewalk and want more information, contact our Long Island slip and fall lawyers. We’ll answer all your questions, help you determine who is responsible and discuss your legal options. We provide free, no-obligation consultations—there is never any charge until we get you a settlement or verdict.

Some cases might have time limitations, so contact us today for a free case evaluation. We'll answer all your questions, discuss your legal options and examine the best course of action to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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