During a middle school basketball game, a 14-year-old girl was impaled by a broken floorboard on the gym floor. The incident occurred in Middleton, Wisconsin last week. As the game was being played, the girl fell to the floor attempting to retrieve the ball. While on the floor she said she was unable to get up. The referee asked if she was injured and she said that there was a piece of wood stuck to her. Emergency crews cut the piece of wood out of the floor and transported the girl to the hospital on a stretcher. Fortunately, no internal organs were injured and she is expected to make a full recovery. The gym floor is only 15 years old and the school is surprised that anything like this could have occurred. The school is calling it a freak accident and have no clue as to what could have caused the floorboard to become broken.
Accidents that occur on property owned by another party could be subject to premises liability laws. All property owners are required to maintain a safe environment in order to protect all individuals that step on their premises. Slip and falls, food poisonings, dog bites, drownings, and any other injury that occurs on a property that could have been prevented may be grounds to file a personal injury case.
If you have suffered an injury, illness, or property damages on another party’s property it is important to seek a free legal consultation from the personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our law firm takes pride in developing relationships with our clients because we value their health and safety. When your health and safety have been compromised, we will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable by recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.