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Defective Sidewalk Trip and Fall Settles; $250,000.00 Recovery

January 31, 2020

Our client, a 62-year-old woman, was injured on November 30th, 2017 in Queens County, when she tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk. The home abutting the sidewalk was owned by an LLC, thereby immediately triggering New York City Administrative Code §7-210, which shifted liability for a defective sidewalk from the City of New York to the adjacent property owner unless the property was a one, two, or three family home that was occupied by the owners. Since this property was not owner occupied, a direct action was taken against the property owner.  The defense Attorney claimed that the sidewalk defect, a mis-leveling of sidewalk slabs which caused our client to trip and fall, was open and obvious and should have been avoided by our client who walked on that part of the sidewalk routinely.  On January 15th, 2021, after extensive negotiations, the case settled for $250,000.00 for the pain and suffering of our client who suffered a fractured wrist. Our team has extensive experience representing victims of sidewalk slip and fall accidents, including a recent verdict of $1.5 million dollars and a recent settlement of $3 million, all within the last year! Let our Attorneys help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering, your lost wages and medical expenses, as well as emotional injuries caused by the negligence of others. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk, get immediate medical care and then contact Addabbo & Greenberg at 718-268-0400 or visit us at