Watching for Hazards when Walking Your Dog in NYC

New York City is known for its stunning skyline, eclectic residents and neighborhoods, and, of course, Central Park. Whether a person enjoys taking their dog for a walk to their favorite coffee spot or enjoys people-watching with their pet through NYC’s busy streets, most people do not assume they will be injured when walking their dog. Unfortunately, with so much foot traffic in the Big Apple, there are countless broken, cracked, and raised sidewalks that may become a hazard while walking your dog.

The Barnes Firm is a sidewalk injury firm with experience helping victims who have been injured due to a broken sidewalk in NYC. While a broken sidewalk may not seem like a hazard that could cause you to become injured while walking your dog, there are one million Americans who are reported to need medical attention after a slip or fall.

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Why are Broken Sidewalks a Hazard When Walking Your Dog?

Many people may pass by broken or cracked sidewalks nearly every day and not think much of it. Unfortunately, broken sidewalks are hazardous to communities as they may cause a serious trip and fall accident that may result in injury.

When walking a dog, people tend to be focused on their pet and not their surroundings. When walking a dog in NYC, many distractions are waiting around every corner that may cause the dog to speed up or pull its owner. If an owner is pulled by their pet, they may trip on a broken, cracked, or raised sidewalk, causing them to fall and potentially lose their pet in the process. Broken sidewalk accidents may result in serious injuries, which is why pet owners need to be on the lookout for this hazard when strolling through the NYC streets.

How SidewalkSnap Can Help Fix Broken Sidewalks in NYC

Sidewalks are an important part of NYC as many people choose to walk from one location to the next. With the hundreds of thousands of people who walk across NYC’s busy sidewalks each day, it is vital that those sidewalks are safe. The Barnes Firm wants to decrease the number of preventable injuries that occur due to broken sidewalks. That is why our firm developed SidewalkSnap, a simple way for community members to help eliminate the hazard of broken or cracked sidewalks in NYC.

Report Hazardous Sidewalks With SidewalkSnap.com

SidewalkSnap.com provides NYC residents with an easy, three-step process for reporting broken sidewalks in their community. To report a broken or cracked sidewalk, all a user needs to do is follow these steps:

  • See it: When someone sees a broken sidewalk, they should not pass by. Instead, they can pull out their smartphone and go to SidewalkSnap.com.
  • Snap it: Snap a photo of the broken or cracked photo. Be sure to have the location setting turned on so SidewalkSnap can add the exact location of the issue. Make sure the picture is clear, and the issue is fully visible.
  • Send it: Upload the photo and let The Barnes Firm do the rest!

After uploading your snap of the broken sidewalk, the legal team at The Barnes Firm will notify the authorities who are responsible for the sidewalk’s repair. As an added sentiment to anyone who does their part to keep NYC sidewalks safe, when using SidewalkSnap, users will be prompted to be entered into a one hundred dollar giveaway contest after uploading their snap.

*Availability and dates are subject to change. See Official Rules for more information.

large crack in an uneven sidewalk
large crack in an uneven sidewalk

Report Hazardous Sidewalks With SidewalkSnap.com

SidewalkSnap.com provides NYC residents with an easy, three-step process for reporting broken sidewalks in their community. To report a broken or cracked sidewalk, all a user needs to do is follow these steps:

  • See it: When someone sees a broken sidewalk, they should not pass by. Instead, they can pull out their smartphone and go to SidewalkSnap.com.
  • Snap it: Snap a photo of the broken or cracked photo. Be sure to have the location setting turned on so SidewalkSnap can add the exact location of the issue. Make sure the picture is clear, and the issue is fully visible.
  • Send it: Upload the photo and let The Barnes Firm do the rest!

After uploading your snap of the broken sidewalk, the legal team at The Barnes Firm will notify the authorities who are responsible for the sidewalk’s repair. As an added sentiment to anyone who does their part to keep NYC sidewalks safe, when using SidewalkSnap, users will be prompted to be entered into a one hundred dollar giveaway contest after uploading their snap.

*Availability and dates are subject to change. See Official Rules for more information.

NYC Broken Sidewalk Attorneys are On Your Side

Walking a dog should never result in a person getting injured, but when broken sidewalks are a factor, the possibility of an accident occurring is high. If you have been injured in a broken sidewalk accident, you may want to partner with an experienced NYC broken sidewalk attorney.

The Barnes Firm is dedicated to providing safer communities for NYC residents with SidewalkSnap.com. Our legal team has extensive experience helping victims of preventable broken sidewalk accidents. We are proud to provide our clients with the unique and award-winning representation they deserve. For a free case evaluation, contact us now:

The Barnes Firm (800) 800-0000