Contact Us for a Free Consultation 1-646-522-9082

New York City Ice and Snow Accident Attorney - Ed Lemmo Law

HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ICE OR SNOW/ SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT? CALL ED LEMMO LAW TO GET JUSTICE

Contact Ed Lemmo Law @ 646-522-9082 if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident on ice or snow! It can be devastating when it happens. Often times you are not in a state of mind to call a lawyer immediately.

HELPFUL TIPS  FOR ANY SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ON ICE        

  • Photographing the ice and or snow condition

  • Calling 911

  • Making note of the address where you fell

  • Get names and phone number of witnesses to your accident                                                                                         

  • If your accident occurred in front of a business on a public sidewalk report it to the business as soon as you are able

  • Go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital if you are injured

  • At Ed Lemmo Law we care deeply about your injuries and will act quickly in trying to assist you to determine whether you have a case

  • We will send investigators to the scene

  • Certified Weather Reports will be obtained

COMMON DEFENSES TO SNOW AND ICE  SLIP AND FALL CASES

  1. Storm in Progress Defense, means that the adjacent landowner is not responsible for your slip and fall on ice accident while the storm is in progress.  The law of the City of NY called the Administrative Code gives them four (4) hours from when the storm ceases to begin snow removal efforts to clean the sidewalk  of ice and snow. 

  Duties of the Adjacent Landowner to Remove Snow and Ice from a Sidewalk Next to Their Property. 

  1. Under section 16-123 of the administrative code of the city of New York, landlords and owners "must remove snow, ice, and dirt from sidewalks abutting their properties". Notably they have a four-hour window  after the snowfall stops  to remove ice and or snow from the sidewalk . 
§ 16-123 Removal of snow, ice and dirt from sidewalks; property owners' duties, provides in part:  
 
   a.   Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or other person, having charge of any building or lot of ground in the city, abutting upon any street where the sidewalk is paved, shall, within four hours after the snow ceases to fall, or after the deposit of any dirt or other material upon such sidewalk, remove the snow or ice, dirt, or other material from the sidewalk and gutter, the time between nine post meridian and seven ante meridian not being included in the above period of four hours. Such removal shall be made before the removal of snow or ice from the roadway by the commissioner or subject to the regulations of such commissioner. In the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island, any owner, lessee, tenant or occupant or other person who has charge of any ground abutting upon any paved street or public place, for a linear distance of five hundred feet or more, shall be considered to have complied with this section, if such person shall have begun to remove the snow or ice from the sidewalk and gutter before the expiration of such four hours and shall continue and complete such removal within a reasonable time.
 
 

Snow/Ice Facts:

A landowner can be held at fault even if the area was shoveled after a snowfall. If the property becomes dangerous due to lack of proper snow removal efforts, the abutting property owner can be found at fault.  This commonly occurs when in the days after a storm, temperature rises above freezing and the snow build up on the ground begins to melt.  Later at night when the temperature drops, that melting snow begins to freeze again causing a slippery and dangerous condition.  This condition is sometimes referred to as black ice, as it can sometimes be hard to see, and blends in with the pavement.  The adjacent landowner is responsible to salt and make efforts to remove the ice on the sidewalk. 
 Tips to Deal With Snow and Ice Conditions :
 
If you are a pedestrian, after a snow fall , wear proper footwear and rubber soled boots .   Walk on the sidewalk slowly.   Try to avoid visible  patches of ice on the sidewalk . Many times if ice is not properly removed and it snows again the new snow may cover or obscure the underlying ice condition on the sidewalk.

WHAT IS MY SNOW & ICE ACCIDENT CASE WORTH?

Contact the LAW OFFICE OF  EDWARD LEMMO ESQ.  today and find out what your case is worth.

Call (646)-22-9082 or email me at [email protected]  or submit the form on my website  for a free case evaluation.

 
 
 

NO FEES EVER UNLESS YOU WIN!

LOCATIONS: 

  • Manhattan

  •  Harlem  

  • Upper West Side Manhattan

  • Brooklyn, Queens 

Call today 646-522-9082 ED LEMMO LAW 
 [email protected]
 www.lemmolaw.com  

Contact Me Today

Edward Lemmo, Esq., is committed to answering your questions about Slip, Trip, & Fall accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Wrongful Death, and Medical Malpractice law issues in New York.

I offer a free consultation and I'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact me today to schedule an appointment.

Menu