News Report- Child Injured by Falling Gate
A 2-year-old boy and his baby sitter, 59, sustained injuries when a 16-foot wide security gate fell on top of them outside a cat clinic in Brooklyn, New York last Thursday (June 7, 2012).
Premises Liability Issues
- According to reports, since the gates are not technically part of the building, the Buildings Department does not “normally” inspect them.
- Nevertheless, investigators from the Department of Buildings issued a failure to maintain violation to the building owners.
- The two-year-old boy sustained a broken leg and remains in the hospital; the babysitter was treated in the hospital and released.
- This brings to mind another incident in May 2012 in Brooklyn in which a 12-year-old boy was killed after being crushed by an electronic roll-up gate.
Contact an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
Because of careless property owners, many people will suffer catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. The nature of many injuries which occur on dangerous property can be more than painful- they can be permanent.
Do not let your injuries overwhelm your life. If you have been seriously injured as a result of a condition or the use of real property, contact Thomas J. Henry. As your premises liability lawyer, we will secure proper medical care and fight to make sure you receive proper compensation. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.