By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Bronx, New York and other cities, apartment complexes and condominiums pose certain hazards for children. In particular, child suffer serious personal injuries including fractures, brain damage, and wrongful death from falls out of apartment / condominium windows. Many apartment buildings have windows that can be accessed by a toddler. It is important for parents, caregivers, and the landlord to provide for the safety needs of the child. Child proof locks and safety bars or gates can help prevent injury. Alarms can also be installed to alert a parent or caregiver that a window has been accessed or tampered with. While these safety measures and others are helpful, close parental supervision can help prevent many fall related injuries from apartment / condominium windows.
In Bronx, New York, a 2 1/2 year old boy recently fell 30 feet from a 3rd story apartment window. He survived the fall with only minor injuries. Many other children who fall out of or through windows are not as lucky and often times suffer serious and permanent personal injuries. See New York City Toddler Survives Three Story Fall from Window.