Sidewalk Trip and Fall Accident

If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident. A trip and fall accident may leave you with severe injuries and high medical bills. Contact the attorneys at Sutton & Smyth, LLP to take the first step towards getting the monetary compensation you need following an accident.


Sidewalk trip and fall accidents can cause severe and permanent injuries. However, the laws in New York can favor cities, towns, adjacent building owners and insurance companies over accident victims. Below are steps you can take to prevent the party responsible for maintaining a sidewalk from taking advantage of legal loopholes after a trip and fall accident:

  1. Call 911
    • Call 911 and request an ambulance
    • Tell the ambulance personnel about all of your injuries
    • Remain in the area where you fell
  2. Take Photos
    • Take photos of the accident scene and what caused you to fall 
    • If there is a building next to where you fell, take photographs of the building and address
    • Take photos of visible injuries
  3. Take Down Witness Information
    • Get names and phone numbers
  4. Seek Medical Treatment
    • Go to a hospital, urgent care center or your primary care doctor. 
    • Tell your doctors of every injury, even if it seems minor
  5. Contact an Experienced Sidewalk Trip and Fall Lawyer ASAP
    • Contact the experienced lawyers at Sutton & Smyth, LLP
    • We know what information needs to be gathered to preserve your claim for compensation. Call 877-529-6570 to speak with our attorneys today