Property owners are responsible for inspecting and maintaining the vast majority sidewalks in New York (since the city shifted liability in 2003). But the city itself may still be on the hook for a large number of injuries caused by sidewalk accidents in New York. That's because the New York is still liable for repairing and maintaining sidewalks adjacent to public buildings, green spaces (such as parks or city office buildings) and multiple dwelling less than four families.
Slip and fall accidents on New York City sidewalks can cause devastating injuries which result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. There are over 12,000 miles of sidewalk in New York City. And these stretches of pavement take a beating. The harsh East Coast winters, foot traffic, tree roots, and runoff can all create cracks, uneven surfaces, and other trip hazards-a grade difference as small as one-half an inch is enough to cause an accident.
The hardworking individuals who build our vertical city put their lives on the line every day high above city streets. That's a fact that one family learned the hard way last month when the owner of a glass installation company fell 47 stories to his death in a tragic construction accident in Manhattan.
John Carr-an avid life-long bicyclist from Marcellus was badly injured in a bicycle accident in New York late last month. The injuries of this 54-year old man were so severe that doctors had to immediately amputate his right leg to save his life.
An investigative journalist writing for Crain's New York Business has uncovered a major loophole in how construction accidents in New York City are officially recorded. The investigation tracked accidents that occurred in New York City during 2015. By comparing the actual number of fatalities to those listed in official Department of Buildings' reports, the journalist discovered a shocking difference. The conclusion of the report was that a third (33%) of fatal construction accidents went unreported.
A Bronx family says they lived in fear for weeks after a ceiling collapse in New York City public housing-bathing with one eye on the ragged hole above them. The Alequin family told reporters that the bathroom ceiling in their Bronx apartment collapsed-right on top of a family member-after several months of black mold buildup.
A young man was left with serious injuries and a severely damaged bike after a scary motorcycle accident in New York City earlier this month. On September 19th, the 21-year-old motorcyclist was riding along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights when the driver of a Cadillac SUV cut into his lane. It appears as if the driver had been attempting to make a U-Turn and failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. The driver sped off after the crash.
An elderly man was crossing the street in The Bronx last month when he was struck by two cars. This terrifying pedestrian accident in New York City happened at around 9PM on August 31st at the intersection of Bronxdale Avenue and Barnes Avenue.
A bicycle accident in New York City has investigators searching for answers. On Wednesday August 31st a bicyclist was travelling along Sixth Avenue in Park Slope when he was struck and severely injured by a 25-year old motorist. While the driver of the automobile says the bicyclists veered in front of him, at least one eyewitness says that the cyclist was not at fault.