Brooklyn, NY – Child Injured When Tree Falls on Her at Ocean Pky and Webster Ave
Brooklyn, NY (August 31, 2022) – A 7-year-old girl is in the hospital after she was hit by a falling tree on Wednesday, August 31st in Brooklyn.
The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in the area of Webster Avenue and Ocean Parkway as the girl was walking on the sidewalk with her mom and the tree toppled over.
EMS and fire crews responded and were able to remove the three from on top of the child.
She was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital with a broken leg.
The tree has since been removed.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Falling Tree Injuries in New York
There is a duty incumbent on property owners to inspect the trees on their premises and ensure that they are healthy, in good condition, and do not pose a threat to anyone on or near the premises.
Accidents caused by falling branches and trees center around the area of law known as premises liability. This legal concept includes accidents such as falls in stairwells with loose handrails, trips or slip-and-falls on uneven or wet floors, and falling boxes or merchandise in stores.
Every year, people throughout the United States are injured or killed by falling branches or trees. Most of these accidents are due to the negligence of the entity or individual responsible for the safety of visitors on their property. In these instances, victims may be eligible to pursue compensation for their damages.
Whether the premises where the accident took place is a private dwelling, a retail business, or even a public park or sidewalk, the owner or occupier of the property has a responsibility to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition.
If the owner or occupier of the property is aware of, or reasonably should be aware, of a tree in poor condition creating a potential hazard to visitors and fails to address the issue, then they could be held accountable for damages if someone is injured.
The lawyers at Metro Law work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New York at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.