Multiple parties may be responsible for the death occurring from a fall from a window. To determine liability, a thorough investigation of the accident is necessary. It is crucial to determine in whose custody a child victim was at the time of the fall, the purpose of her presence in the building, the condition of the window, and presence of window guards or other protective devices. In addition, it is important to investigate whether similar accidents occurred on the premises in the past and whether the holder of the premises was aware of any defective or dangerous conditions present on the property.
Under Pennsylvania law, a landlord or the owner of the building must comply with the requirements of applicable building and housing codes affecting health and safety. A landlord is responsible for making all repairs and taking any measures necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition and keep all common areas of the premises in a safe condition.
In the unfortunate event that a child fell from a window and sustained injury or died from the fall, the family's grief, sorrow and search for answers may be compounded by the financial difficulty of paying for medical expenses or funeral costs. At a difficult time like this, the advice of an experienced premises liability attorney may alleviate some concerns. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, is dedicated to helping those who have been injured due to the negligence of another. Our experienced premises liability lawyers will assist you in conducting an independent investigation of the accident and help you receive the highest financial recovery to which you are entitled under the law. Please call the Lassen Law Firm now to see how we can help.