Late Saturday afternoon, five individuals were taken to the hospital after suffering injuries when a balcony collapsed. The incident happened in the South St. Louis neighborhood of Soulard at around 4:45 p.m. The St. Louis Fire Department responded to the accident at a residence at 10th and Lami Street. The accident remains under investigation and the extent of the injuries suffered is unknown.
According to premises liability laws, a property owner or manager is responsible for maintaining a safe environment free from hazards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of any individual that comes onto the property. Unfortunately, many owners fail to keep their property safe and thousands of people suffer injuries or illnesses each year due to the negligence of owners. Slip and fall accidents, drownings, dog bites, and food poisonings are common examples of incidents that send individuals to the hospital thousands of times a year. Accidents that occur on personal property, apartments, hotels, restaurants, stores and nearly any other property are subject to premises liability claims. You could be entitled to compensation if you were injured on another party’s property.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries on a property owned by another party, it is imperative to contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will fully investigate your accident to determine the most effective course of action to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages. We will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable while supporting you throughout the process of the case. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.