April 22, 2024

Greenstein & Milbauer Holding Building Owners Accountable For Negligent Snow and Ice Removal

Winter in New York City transforms the bustling metropolis into a picturesque winter wonderland. However, the beauty of freshly fallen snow can quickly turn treacherous for pedestrians navigating the sidewalks. Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, a New York City-based personal injury firm, is at the forefront of addressing the dangers posed by negligent snow and ice removal. With a steadfast commitment to advocating for victims of slip and fall accidents due to icy conditions, the firm seeks justice and compensation for those injured due to the oversight of building owners.

The Perils of Winter Walkways

Each year, over one million Americans fall victim to slip and fall accidents, a statistic that sees a significant increase during New York’s winter months. The city and its surrounding boroughs experience an average of more than twenty inches of snow each winter season, according to the National Weather Service. This substantial snowfall, coupled with days of freezing temperatures, creates hazardous conditions for pedestrians. Yet, the responsibility to maintain safe walkways often falls by the wayside, leaving many at risk.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

At the heart of the issue are building owners who fail to adequately address the accumulation of snow and ice on sidewalks. “When the ice starts to melt after a snowfall, many owners think they can get away with letting nature do their shoveling,” states Robert Greenstein. However, this negligence can lead to dangerous ice patches when temperatures drop again at night, making areas where people frequently walk perilously slippery.

Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP emphasizes the legal obligations of building owners to clear snow and ice from public sidewalks promptly. According to the American Bar Association, these reasonable measures include salting walkways, removing snow, and posting warnings for pedestrians. In New York City, the Administrative Code mandates that these actions be taken within four hours after a snowstorm ends, underscoring the urgency of preventing slip and fall accidents.

A Landmark Case for Justice

The firm’s commitment to justice is exemplified in a recently filed lawsuit in the Supreme Court Queens County (Index Number: 721795/2023), where a plaintiff seeks compensation for injuries sustained from a slip and fall on untreated ice. This case highlights not only the physical toll of such accidents but also the critical need for property owners to fulfill their responsibilities in snow and ice removal.

Contact Greenstein & Milbauer Today

Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP’s dedication to holding negligent parties accountable serves as a beacon of hope for those injured in slip and fall accidents. Their proactive stance reinforces the importance of safe, accessible walkways throughout New York City’s winter season. By advocating for rigorous enforcement of snow and ice removal regulations, the firm aims to prevent future accidents, ensuring that the city’s winter beauty does not come at the cost of pedestrian safety.

If you’ve been injured due to negligent snow and ice removal, contact Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP today. Their expertise in personal injury claims across New York City and beyond positions them as a formidable ally in the fight for compensation and justice.

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