Potholes And Walkway Defects

Potholes And Walkway Defect Injury Claims

Experienced Attorneys Fighting for NY Drivers

Serving the Hudson Valley including Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs

rough patched up broken roadsPotholes do not develop overnight. Concrete slabs do not suddenly heave or crack when you step on them. If you tripped and fell, the hole or hazard was there for days, weeks or months. It was ignored by owners, managers or employees who had a duty to do something about it.

Based out of the Albany, NY area, the attorneys of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy will pursue your fair compensation if you were seriously injured in a trip-and-fall accident in a parking lot or on a sidewalk. We have held businesses and landowners accountable under New York premises liability law for the medical and financial impact.

Do you have a case? Contact us today for a free consultation. Our law firm will take action to document the dangerous condition and hold the ownership accountable. We have served the Capital District and Upstate New York for decades, always with a record of favorable settlements and jury awards.

Potholes, Walkway Defects and Other Tripping Hazards

Some defects result from aging concrete and weather extremes. Code violations or substandard construction may play a part. Regardless, property owners are responsible for the safety of patrons and the public. They have a duty to maintain and inspect not only the walkway in front of the building, but the alley, driveway and parking lot.

We have held owners responsible for trips and slips from:

  • Parking lot potholes
  • Uneven sidewalks and cracks
  • Unexpected step-ups or drop-offs
  • Loose gravel or mud
  • Accumulations of ice and snow

If possible, you or someone should take a photo of the defect and measure the depth and width. Our legal team will also examine the defect and the general condition of the property, and assess the merits of your claim:

Were there witnesses? Have there been other complaints? Would the average person notice the hazard? Was it so big or obvious that you should have seen it?

We have won damages for ankle and leg injuries, broken hips, fractured wrists, facial injuries and other lasting harm from trip-and-falls. We seek full value for your medical bills, ongoing care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Call Today for Personalized Service

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Major or minor, your case is handled by an experienced lawyer at our firm. We are here to help.

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