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What Responsibility Do Property Owners Have for Sidewalks in New York?

November 27, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

One common misconception that people in New York have when it comes to premises liability questions is that the city is solely responsible for the upkeep of sidewalks. In reality, since Local Law 49 amended the Administrative Code of the City of New York in 2003, property owners are (for the most part) solely liable for injuries that occur due to poorly maintained sidewalks abutting their property. 

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Strong Wind Damage Poses a Risk for Sidewalk Accidents

April 06, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The month of April had an unexpected start for residents in the Midwest and Northeast eager for spring to arrive as a storm with cold temperatures, extremely strong winds and even snow hit the area. With wind gusts measuring more than 55 mph in the New York region, tree branches and other debris went flying into cars and houses. In addition, many trees were uprooted from yards and sidewalks leaving hazardous conditions for pedestrians at risk for a trip and fall injury.

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