A 5-year-old-boy was seriously hurt and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after falling from a 2nd story window in Baring, Washington near Index. Falls from open windows becomes increasingly common during the summer months and warm weather. According to King5.com, last summer 25 children were treated for falls from a window. Falls can be very serious resulting in serious head, neck and back injuries, broken bones, permanent brain damage and often death.
As a homeowner, you may be found negligent if a child falls from a window in your own home. Negligence arises when a person fails to exercise proper caution. In the case of a window, it should be properly screened or the lock should be fastened. You would be liable to compensate the injured person for their injuries, medical costs and pain and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at The Farber Law Group routinely handle slip, trip and fall cases. We have more than 30 years experience in representing people who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of others.
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