Brighton Beach Boardwalk Remains Prone to Trip and Fall Accidents

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For decades, the Brighton Beach Boardwalk has been the epicenter for adventure and amusement. This iconic New York location is home to some of the world’s most famous amusement park attractions, including the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, and one of the first Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs locations. The beach and Atlantic ocean stretch along the Brighton Beach Boardwalk onto Coney Island Boardwalk, inviting visitors for many of the warmer months, and for many Brighton Beach regulars, the boardwalk is where they take their daily stroll, swim, and gather to socialize.

However, behind all the fun and excitement, lies a real threat of injury. The Brighton Beach Boardwalk has maintenance problems that go back to at least 15 years. These problems include, protruding nails, broken wooden boards, and screws sticking out from every corner. Trip and fall accidents are a leading cause of serious injury in the United States. In fact, “1 out of 3 Americans over the age of 65 trip and fall every year.” With its hazardous conditions, the Brighton Beach Boardwalk can be a hotspot for many trip and tall injuries, as these injuries are usually caused by poorly maintained boards, and are a trap for everyone, but especially the elderly. The Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. has been dilligently fighting for those injured people and winning!

Planks A Lot! Locals Say Brighton Beach Boardwalk is Unsafe

Residents have been complaining about the Brighton Beach Boardwalk’s condition for years, with a number of lawsuits filed over injuries.

Last year, an individual in Brighton Beach sued The City of New York after his leg fell through a wooden plank claiming that the Parks Department “negligently and carelessly caused the walkway portions of the boardwalk and the planks on the boardwalk … to become and remain in an unsafe and dangerous condition.” In the same fashion, former Councilman David Greenfield injured his leg because of a broken board.

Locals have called for increased maintenance of the Brighton Beach Boardwalk, continuously bringing up the issue in community board meetings, and forming a Facebook group called, “Concerned Residents for a Safer Boardwalk.”

A Cause for Concern for the New York City Parks Department

The City of New York owns Brighton Beach Boardwalk and City’s agency, the Department of Parks, inspects and maintains the Brighton Beach Boardwalk. As such, Park agents are sent to inspect the Brighton Beach Boardwalk regularly, to make notes and take photographs of all defects they find, marking them for repairs. However, over the years, these repairs have either not been completed timely or were not done up to standards, leaving the Brighton Beach Boardwalk to remain in deteriorating and dangerous condition for years, causing people, to continue to be seriously injured on it, as a result of trip and fall accidents.

How a Brighton Beach Boardwalk Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

It is important to note that you may also have to prove negligence of the property owners, and in case of Brighton Beach Boardwalk trip and falls you need to prove that the City of New York had notice of the dangerous and defective condition that caused the trip and fall accident, prior to the date of the accident happening. With this in mind, it is crucial to have an experienced Brighton Beach Boardwalk personal injury attorney by your side. At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., we specialize in maximizing your recovery and ensuring that all your needs are met in suing the City of New York for trip and fall injuries occurring on Brighton Beach Boardwalk.

To find out more or to discuss potential case resulting from the Brighton Beach Boardwalk trip and fall accident with attorney Irene H. Gabo, Esq., please call (800) 560-0214 for a free consultation, or email us at