Generally, if you fall within City limits, the City of New York owns the sidewalk. However, that does not mean the City is liable for every sidewalk accident. Over 10 years ago, the City passed a law that shifts the duty to maintain certain sidewalks to the adjoining property.
A woman sustained injures when she tripped and fell on a raised and uneven portion of sidewalk in Brooklyn. She subsequently hired a sidewalk trip and fall attorney. The injured woman filed a suit against the City of New York to recover damages for injuries.
Most New York subway accident cases settle before going to trial. This happens for a number of reasons. First, trials are expensive. Law firms pay doctors and experts large sums of money to testify at trial. This cost typically comes out of the plaintiff’s award.