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Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents on the Ocean Parkway Malls

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Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents on the Ocean Parkway Malls in Brooklyn, NY

In Brooklyn, The Ocean Parkway Malls are a beautiful and popular natural walkway along the Ocean Parkway. It is owned and maintained by the City of New York, through the NYC Parks Department. Many people know these as the bike paths, “islands” or grassy areas to walk along the Ocean Parkway.

However, with so many people using it and maintenance issues, many people are injured every year in trip and fall, as well as slip and fall accidents.

If you have been injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident on the Ocean Parkway Malls or elsewhere in Brooklyn, call us right away to protect your rights. There is an extremely limited window of time to bring an action (you only have 90 days to file a notice of claim), so you need to act fast.

Thousands are injured every year in these types of accidents. Trip and fall or slip and fall can happen in many ways. Here are several tips to help keep you and your family safe:

 

Uneven Surfaces

One of the most common causes of trip and fall accidents on the Ocean Parkway Malls is uneven surfaces. The Malls are made up of a variety of surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, and grass, and some of these surfaces may be uneven or have cracks. These uneven surfaces can cause individuals to trip and fall, especially if they are not paying close attention to where they are walking.

To avoid tripping on uneven surfaces, it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings and watch where you’re going. If you notice a crack or uneven surface, try to step over it or around it if possible. Wearing appropriate footwear can also help prevent trip and fall accidents on uneven surfaces.

 

Poor Lighting

Another common cause of trip and fall accidents on the Ocean Parkway Malls is poor lighting. The Malls are a popular destination for evening strolls, and poor lighting can make it difficult to see where you’re walking. Inadequate lighting can also make it difficult to see uneven surfaces or obstacles in your path, increasing the risk of trip and fall accidents.
To avoid trip and fall accidents due to poor lighting, it’s important to walk in well-lit areas and avoid walking in areas with poor visibility. Using a flashlight or a phone’s flashlight app can also help improve visibility in poorly lit areas.

 

Weather Conditions

Weather conditions can also contribute to trip and fall accidents on the Ocean Parkway Malls. Rain, ice, and snow can make surfaces slippery and increase the risk of slips and falls. Leaves and debris on the ground can also be hazardous, as they can obscure uneven surfaces or create tripping hazards.

To avoid trip and fall accidents due to weather conditions, it’s important to wear appropriate footwear with good traction, and to be cautious when walking on wet or slippery surfaces. Avoid walking on wet leaves or other debris, and use handrails or other supports when available.

 

Enjoy the Ocean Parkway Malls, but Be Careful and Alert

The Ocean Parkway Malls are a beautiful and popular destination in Brooklyn, NY, but trip and fall accidents can happen due to uneven surfaces, poor lighting, and weather conditions. To avoid these types of accidents, it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings, wear appropriate footwear, and take precautions when walking on uneven surfaces or in poorly lit areas. By taking these steps, you can enjoy all that the Ocean Parkway Malls have to offer without risking injury.

If you have been injured and would like to learn more about your rights, contact the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. today for a free consultation. Call us at (800) 560-0214 or complete the form on this page.