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Child Injured In Big Apple Apartments Window Fall Accident In The Bronx

Four-Year-Old Child Injured After Falling From Window At Big Apple Apartments In The Bronx

Child Injured In Big Apple Apartments Window Fall Accident In The Bronx

BRONX, NEW YORK (April 16, 2022) – A four-year-old child was injured after falling from a Bronx window fall accident at the Big Apple apartments.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday. A toddler tumbled from the 6th floor window and landed on the ground below.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A full investigation into the accident at Big Apple apartments remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Bronx Apartment Fall Accidents

Falls are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death for children in the United States. According to one report from the Stanford Children’s Hospital, “It is estimated that more than 2.2 million children ages 14 and under are treated annually at hospital emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. More than half of fall-related injuries among children occur among ages 4 and under.” There are a number of steps that can be taken in order to protect children from falls.

  • Furniture should be kept away from windows.
  • Windows should have guards around them.
  • Children should be properly monitored at all times.

A building owner could potentially be liable if a child is injured after falling from an apartment window. According to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, “In all buildings with three or more apartments, New York City (NYC) law requires that building owners install window guards if a child age 10 years or younger lives there, or if the tenant or occupant requests window guards for any reason.” Failure to follow these guidelines could form the basis of a negligence claim.  Victims of window fall accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • PTSD

The family of any child that is injured in a window fall accident may be able to seek aid through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills and pain and suffering. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident. A New York City premises liability attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Bronx Window Fall Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the child injured in this accident and their family. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to make this apartment safer for the sake of all the children and families that live there.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a New York City apartment? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of tenant safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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