Two young brothers were injured by a falling tree branch in New York on Monday. Johstin and Edward Reyes were having fun at a children’s playground at the Bronx River Park when a 10 foot long tree limb fell on them. They were both transported to the hospital and while Edward was released from the Hospital with bunps and bruises, his brother was not as lucky. Johstin not only broke his leg and suffered a head injury but he also will need a spinal surgery. Read more in the NY Daily News
New York personal injury cases alleging negligence in maintaining the tree in a safe condition are difficult to prove. It is usually necessary to retain an expert arborist who can testify based on the condition of the tree that it was apparent that the tree or the branch were in a dangerous condition and at risk of falling.