A toddler is currently in the hospital after falling out of a third-floor window in an apartment complex in Fall River. Emergency crews arrived at around 8 pm to find the 2 year old bleeding on the ground with severe head trauma. Preliminarily, it was determined that one reason for the fall is that a window screen became dislodged, allowing that child to fall out.
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As the warm weather arrives and windows are opened more often, the potential for children to fall increases significantly. Swartz & Swartz, P.C. has extensive experience handling many forms of premises liability claims. For example, we recently achieved a 1 million dollar recovery for an 18-month-old girl and her mother. In that case, the toddler suffered a significant closed head injury after a fall from a second floor apartment in which the window screen had become dislodged. Landlords and owners are often responsible for safely maintaining screens, as well as ensuring that apartments comply with all applicable building codes.
If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. Our premise liability and negligent security attorneys are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights.