Navigating the Streets of NYC During Winter: 

A Guide to Safety and Legal Rights

Winter in New York City presents unique challenges. Icy sidewalks, slush-filled crosswalks, and snow-laden roads are common. These conditions significantly increase the risk of slips, trips, and falls, as well as traffic accidents. Understanding these risks is the first step in prevention. As a successful NYC personal injury law firm, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you  should you become a victim of a winter accident

Legal Considerations: Your Rights

If you’re injured on a snowy or icy sidewalk in NYC, it’s essential to understand your rights.

  • Premises Liability: Property owners, or in some cases, tenants in buildings,  in NYC are responsible for keeping their premises safe. This includes timely snow and ice removal. If you slip and fall on a poorly maintained property, the owner may be liable.
  • Documenting the Incident: If you fall or are injured, document the scene. Take photos of the location, the conditions that caused your fall, and any visible injuries.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Always seek medical attention immediately after a fall. This is crucial for your health and for documenting your injuries.
  • Report the Accident: Report the incident to the property owner or manager, and file a police report if necessary.
  • Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: If you’re injured, call us, Mirman, Markovits & Landau. We are New York City attorneys representing seriously injured New Yorkers for over 40 years. Give us a call at 212-227-4000 or email us at

We Handle Slip and Fall Cases in NYC

There is a limited amount of time to pursue compensation after a slip and fall accident in New York. The statute of limitations might be anywhere between 30 days and three years, depending upon who is responsible for the property you fell on. If you don’t act rapidly, you risk missing out on important compensation. Let the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. help. Give us a call at 212-227-4000 or email us at

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Stay Safe and Know Your Rights

Winter in New York City, while enchanting, can present numerous hazards that transform daily routines into potential safety risks.

We cannot stress enough the importance of understanding your legal rights and responsibilities during these colder months. The complexity of the law can often be daunting, but knowing the basics of premises liability, pedestrian rights, and what constitutes negligence is imperative. This knowledge not only empowers you but also serves as a protective shield, especially in a bustling city where winter accidents are unfortunately common.

In the unfortunate event that you do find yourself a victim of a slip and fall accident, whether it’s a slip on an icy sidewalk or a collision on snowy roads, remember that legal recourse is available. The path to justice, though sometimes winding, is navigable with the right guidance. As an advocate for injury victims, we are committed to offering that guidance, ensuring that your rights are not just understood but fiercely protected. If you or someone you know suffers a winter-related injury in NYC, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice. Personal injury law is designed to protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

In such situations, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC stand ready to assist. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in personal injury cases, offering expert legal advice and representation tailored to the unique challenges of winter injuries in New York City. We understand the nuances of NYC’s laws and regulations and are committed to advocating for your rights. With our in-depth knowledge and dedicated approach, we strive to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. Facing legal battles can be daunting, but with Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, you have a trusted ally by your side. Reach out to us at 212-227-4000 for a consultation where we can discuss your case and provide the guidance and support you need during these challenging times. Our team is available 24/7, 365 days a year and your first consultation is always free.