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Sidewalk Lawsuits Shed Light on Unsafe Conditions, Including Unsafe Renovations

Many people have heard of the requirements that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) places on public sidewalks. Sidewalks must be accessible and easy to use for people in wheelchairs and other mobility devices. However, renovations and compliance can be done improperly, creating risks in the face of improvement. Sidewalks that are too steep, poorly graded, contain broken concrete, holes, craters and potholes can be extremely dangerous to pedestrians on foot and in mobility aides. Sidewalk injuries, sidewalk slip and fall injuries, and other accidents may be the responsibility of the local entity that supervises sidewalks.

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