Central Park is one of New York’s most iconic attractions; it welcomes visitors from all over the globe, especially in the build-up to Christmas when groups of friends and family members and couples look to enjoy some frosty fun on the ice skating rink. Although Central Park is a beautiful spot, there is a risk of travel accidents and you should take care to ensure you return home with happy memories, rather than a Central Park ice-skating injury.
Avoiding a Central Park ice-skating injury
Ice skating can be great fun, but it’s notoriously dangerous, especially at busy times when there are a lot of people on the ice. If you’re desperate to enjoy a romantic tour around the ice or a festive outing with friends without any injuries, here are some tips to prevent ice skating injuries and slips, trips and falls:
- make sure you get the right size skates
- avoid skating into crowds
- consider going outside peak times
- build up your confidence gradually and pace yourself
- go steady; there’s no shame in starting off slowly
- take extra care in wet, windy and snowy weather
Can I claim for a Central Park ice-skating injury?
If you suffer an injury in a public place, such as Central Park, which was not your fault, you may have a viable claim for public liability compensation. However, there are strict stipulations in place and you must be able to demonstrate that the public place accident was not your fault. If you suffer a slip or trip injury abroad as a result of a pot hole in the road or pavement, you slip on a wet floor, which is not marked or you fall down stairs which are not lit, this may constitute a valid personal injury claim because the organisation responsible for the upkeep and maintenance has displayed negligence. If you were partly to blame for the accident, for example, if you fell because you were texting or listening to music and you weren’t paying attention, your claim is unlikely to be successful.
If you think you may have a valid travel accident claim and you would like to find out more about claiming for an accident abroad, call Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice