Central Park is an iconic image of New York. It is featured heavily in the TV show Friends and is one of most filmed locations in the world and is a big tourist attraction. However, like all attractions you need to be careful whilst visiting Central Park to avoid a travel accident.
What types of travel accidents occur in Central Park?
One of the most common travel injuries that can be sustained whilst walking through Central Park are slips, trips and falls. These can be caused numerous ways including colliding with skateboarders, dogs or people on roller skates thus causing a painful travel injury. Other causes of travel accidents in this famous park include uneven paths, tripping over obstacles such as push chairs or rocks and even falling off rocks or trees if you are the type to climb over things.
How to prevent a travel injury being sustained whilst in Central Park?
One of the main things you can do which will not only prevent you from having a travel accident but could prevent others sustaining any injuries is to look where you are walking. This may seem like common sense but when you are in a new place it is only natural for you to admire the views which could mean you let your attention wander elsewhere.
If you make sure you focus on where you are walking and are aware of your surroundings you could pre-empt any potential travel injury hazards and even help prevent accidents involving you and other people. As well as this, by being more aware of your surroundings not only will you be able to avoid any obstacles which could cause a nasty travel injury but you will be more aware of any suspicious activity or people. Visitors walking around and not staying focused on where they are walking and their belongings open themselves up to being a prime target for much worse than just a travel accident.
Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen whilst visiting Central Park. If you have had a travel accident here or anywhere else within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Speak to Accident Advice helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a travel accident claim and whether or not you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice