Montclair, NJ asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey

Q: Are homeowners required to maintain the sidewalk in front of their house or is that the city's job (for the purposes of

an injury case)?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Peter Briskin

  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: This is a fact sensitive question. Depends on whether property is residential or commercial. If residential is it owner occupied or rented? Further, a homeowner may be held liable for dangerous conditions of abutting sidewalk if homeowner created the condition. Best thing to do is call an attorney that handles these cases and send picture of the condition and provide the address so that a preliminary investigation may be conducted.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.

  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The answer depends on the town and the owner of the property. Speak to a lawyer if you were injured.

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