The City of New York is responsible for keeping our sidewalks and streets safe for our use, this includes the crosswalks pedestrians use to safely cross a street. When a tripping hazard exists in a crosswalk the City of New York can be held liable, if it can be proved the City of New York had prior written notice of the defect. Proving this can be difficult. However, when our client was caused to trip and fall while she was crossing the street due to a depressed manhole cover Asta Law investigated and determined the City of New York was notified of the problem years before and took no action to repair the cover. A pre-trial settlement of $275,000 was obtained for our client who fracture her leg in the incident.