Boy Injured In Rogers Park Window Fall At Apartment
Unsafe Premises - December 4, 2023
9-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured In Rogers Park, Chicago Accident After Falling From Apartment Window Along West Jonquil Terrace
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (December 4, 2023) – A 9-year-old boy has been critically injured after falling from a Rogers Park, Chicago apartment window on West Jonquil Terrace.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident began around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday. A young boy fell from the third floor of an apartment building.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the boy. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with major injuries.
A full investigation into the Rogers Park window fall accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Window Fall Accidents
Falls remain one of the main causes of childhood injury. According to Stanford Children’s Hospital, “It is estimated that more than 2.2 million children ages 14 and under are treated annually at hospital emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Reports show falls kill about 100 children ages 14 and under every year.” Windows can be particularly hazardous. There are a number of steps that can be taken to help prevent children from falling out of windows.
- Landlords should install guards on windows at apartment units where small children are present.
- Air conditioners should be installed with non-removable screws.
- Windows should be equipped with devices that limit how far they can be opened.
Depending on the facts of any case, an apartment owner could face civil liability if any child is injured on their premises. Pursuant to Illinois Civil Code (740 ILCS 130/1), when a property owner has actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition with their property, they must take action to correct this dangerous condition. If an apartment window was defective in some way prior to an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of window falls tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Even after a person’s physical injuries have healed, accident victims are often left with long-term psychological injuries. It can be hard to know where to begin after any accident at an apartment. But it is important for renters to understand that they do have rights. The family of any child injured at an apartment may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A premises liability attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Chicago Window Fall Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the child injured in this accident and his family. It is our sincere hope that he is able to make a full recovery. Steps should be taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been harmed in a Rogers Park window fall accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that apartment owners are held accountable for their negligence. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.