According to recent news reports from Addison Texas a four-year-old girl suffered injury after falling 40-feet from the fifth floor of the Savoye at Vitruvian Park apartments. The injury accident happened around 8:33 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 20. She was transported by helicopter to Childrens Medical Center in Dallas and was last listed in critical condition. The childs mother has been identified as Lisa Bell. Police said that foul play was not suspected.
When a serious accident resulting in injury to a child occurs while a child is at an apartment complex a number of issues may play a role in determining who may have been at fault for such a fearful accident. For instance if the child was in the care of a supervising adult who became distracted or may have been acting negligently in any way such an adult may be held liable for the accident through a claim of negligent entrustment also known as negligent supervision. If a safety device or a design defect in the apartment complex room itself may have played a role then the complex may bear liability for such an accident. If negligence by any entity involved in this unfortunate accident is suspected of being a contributing factor an independent investigation may be conducted that can work toward identifying the liable party or parties so that they can be held accountable for their negligent behavior that may have resulted in this injury accident.
- Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Grossman