Early this month a Con Edison Worker was inspecting a gas line in the Bronx when he heard screams near by.
A toddler, just two years old, had pushed a piece of cardboard out of a window and climbed onto a 25 foot ledge.
The Con Edison worker heroically sprung into action and rescued the littler girl, preventing serious or fatal injury.
Unfortunately there aren’t always heroes nearby to prevent serious and catastrophic injuries from occurring.
It’s unclear if the events that unfolded with the toddlers Bronx escape were due to neglect on the parts of the adults in the apartment, or an issue that should have been addressed by building owners.
When property owner neglects to maintain a relatively safe environment and an injury occurs because of the said neglect, the party injured may be entitled to compensation. The legal term for such a case is “Premises Liability.”
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a property owner’s negligence contact our experienced premise liability attorney’s today.