Accidents in New York Public Parks

Accidents in New York Public Parks

In a big, busy and densely populated city like New York, public parks provide a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle. City residents and tourists visit the parks in all seasons for individual and family recreation. Every New Yorker has a right to expect that public parks are safe places to visit and enjoy. The city is responsible for maintaining the safe environment we expect. Unfortunately, unsafe conditions sometimes lead to accidents in New York Public Parks.

Slip and fall accidents are in an area of the law known as premises liability. When these injuries occur in a public park, special rules apply to take action to recover from the city. At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., we know how to work through the various rules and notice provisions in order to help you get the compensation you deserve from the government.

Get help from our NYC public park slip and fall lawyers today. Just fill out our online form or call 866.210.7535 for a free case evaluation. We don’t charge you any fees unless you win your claim. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., is ready to take on your case anywhere in Manhattan, QueensBrooklynStaten Island, the Bronx and all of New York City.

Slip and Fall Claims in New York City Public Parks

Central Park alone covers 843 acres, with miles of paved walking areas, many illuminated by lighting fixtures to ensure safety. With over 35 million visitors each year, the wear and tear creates many hazards to those visiting the park for enjoyment.

Accidents in New York Public Parks

Falls account for more than 1 million injuries in the U.S. every year. The slip and fall is the most common of these types of injuries. There are many potential causes of slip and fall injuries in New York public parks, such as:

  • Damaged or uneven pavement;
  • Sidewalks in need of repair;
  • Hazardous stairs and escalators;
  • Inadequate or damaged lighting;
  • Neglected playing fields; and
  • Broken and defective equipment.

Slip and fall injuries can be minor or very serious. Sometimes they cause recurring problems that require periodic, long-term care. Persons injured in an NYC public park deserve to be compensated in the same manner as a similar injury on private property. You need a firm that is effective in holding the city accountable. We have the proven ability to deal effectively with the special rules involved in a slip and fall injury in a public park.

For most cases against a residential or business owner, you have three years to file a slip and fall claim. Not so with New York government entities, including the city parks department. They often have much shorter deadlines, and you may have only 90 days to file a notice of claim for your city park injuries. Failure to do so can lead to a total dismissal of your case. That means you would have no chance to recover the compensation you deserve. It’s important to talk with a New York City public parks injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident.

In general, you may be able to recover money to pay for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Hospital bills;
  • Future medical treatments;
  • Lost wages;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Lost future earnings;
  • Costs to pay caregivers to do things you would have done if you weren’t hurt; and
  • Pain and suffering.

Our New York Public Parks Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Help

At the New York City law firm of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., we understand that a slip and fall accident can cause serious hardships for victims and their families. Our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience with New York premises liability law. We are committed to holding the New York City parks department responsible for its negligence. Let us help you today. Call 866.210.7535 or complete our online contact form for a no-cost case review.