You may be entitled to commence a lawsuit if you have been injured by tripping/slipping on a sidewalk, staircase, supermarket, or other surface provided a defective condition was the cause and the party responsible for the maintenance of the area had prior notice of the condition. Notice may be actual or constructive. In some cases such notice must have been received in writing at least a specified time before the happening of the incident. Property owners, tenants, managing companies, and maintenance companies are responsible for keeping their property in a reasonably safe condition. The failure to do so may give rise to a negligence action, provided notice may be proven, and the negligence was the cause of the incident.
Contact our office at (646) 484-5020 for an evaluation of your circumstances.