Newsflash: First time home buyers here (NJ). How important are sidewalk issues?

SO and I have had an offer accepted and under attorney review (have not had the inspection yet). I found most of my questions answered by searching through the sub but couldn’t find much on sidewalks. The house is on a corner lot and the sidewalks are not in great condition. One particular section is being uprooted by an enormous tree. I’m sure it varies state to state but who is responsible for sidewalks? If someone trips and falls, can they sue us? I’ve tried researching sidewalk information online but can’t find any clear cut answers. Should I even be worrying about this?



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