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I slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk on Long Island. Can I sue?

Snow, ice and wintry weather have arrived on Long Island and with it the slippery sidewalks and streets that lead to slip and fall accidents. We get a lot of calls this time of year asking us these cases and whether or not you can sue.

Generally, the laws are not strict on forcing residential home owners from clearing their property. The courts have been stricter on business owners, giving them reasonable time to make their property safe for customers. Sometimes, however, an icy patch is caused by a controllable condition—a store has no gutters, a damaged roof or other similar issues that may allow water to build up and freeze. In these cases, a good lawyer can help prove that the ice was a foreseeable danger worsened by a preventable condition.

Each case is different, so if you or someone in your family recently slipped and fell on ice, give us a call and let us help determine if you have a case. Our Long Island personal injury lawyers will answer all your questions, let you know your legal options and help determine your best course of action.

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