New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Unsafe Passageway/Walkway Attorney in New York

Walking through crowded New York City can be dangerous enough without an unsafe construction site on your route. Although construction site managers and companies have legal duties to keep areas safe for workers, passersby, and pedestrians, not all take these responsibilities seriously. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an unsafe construction zone passageway or walkway, contact us to discuss your rights. You could be eligible for compensation.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are committed to client rights. We passionately advocate for all our clients, representing their cases to the best of our abilities in and out of the courtroom.
  • We have a long history of success. We are proud to say we have recovered over $2 billion in damages for clients in the last decade.
  • We have extensive experience handling simple to complex construction site accident claims, including trip-and-fall accidents.

Why You Need a Lawyer

If an unsafe passageway or walkway caused your personal injury, stand up for your rights with help from an attorney. Hiring a lawyer to represent you can strengthen your claim and force insurance companies to listen to you. Rather than struggling to negotiate a settlement on your own, trust an attorney with years of experience dealing with insurers to get more for your claim. A lawyer can help you go up against construction companies, employers, property owners, New York City, insurance companies.  We have the resources to litigate against those fighting your claim.

The Risks of an Unsafe Passageway/Walkway

Slip, trip, and fall accidents send an average of 1 million people to the emergency room in America every year. Most of these accidents are preventable. If property owners took due care in keeping their premises safe for visitors, most slip/trip accidents would not occur. In a construction zone, it is the company and/or site manager’s duty to keep public walkways free from hazards. Failure to do so results in many personal injury hazards.  Such as:

  • Uneven or cracked sidewalks and surfaces
  • Unmarked trenches or holes
  • Rocks, loose asphalt, or rubble in the walkway
  • Soft, wet, or muddy surfaces
  • Obstacles or debris in a walkway
  • Exposed electrical cords
  • Dangerous debris piles

Unsafe passageways in construction zones can cause trip-and-fall accidents, and tragedies such as scaffolding collapses. If a construction worker or pedestrian suffers serious personal injuries because of an unsafe passageway or walkway, another company or entity could be liable for the victim’s damages. Determining liability is one of the first steps toward obtaining compensation in New York State.

Determining Liability

The most common defendant in construction site accident claims is the construction company. Construction companies are legally responsible for keeping sites safe for workers and passersby. They are also responsible for the actions of their employees. If someone else owns the property, the property owner will also share the duty to keep the premises free from foreseeable hazards.

If a negligent company, site manager, or construction worker causes an injury an innocent bystander, the construction company may be liable for damages. You will need an attorney to help you determine the identity of the defendant in your accident case.

Contact Us Today

Dangerous walkways in construction zones can cause serious personal injuries, including fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and painful sprains and strains. It is up to a construction company to keep passageways safe for workers and visitors. If you believe someone else’s negligence caused your accident due to an unsafe walkway, contact our firm to request a free consultation. We can help construction site accident victims fight for just recovery in the face of negligence.