blog home Wrongful Death Faulty Railing May Have Caused Elderly Man’s Fall

By Renee Nordstrand on November 21, 2009

A faulty railing at an Alexandria Hotel apartment may have given way and caused an unidentified elderly man to fall to his death from the 10th story, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

The fall occurred early this morning.  The coroner’s office has disclosed that a piece of the fire escape was found on the sidewalk, indicating that the man may have been leaning over a fire escape railing when it gave way. 

Although this article did not give very many details regarding the fall, it is possible that the building may have been poorly inspected or maintained as the railing was in sub par condition.  In that case, the building owner could potentially be held liable were the man’s family to bring a wrongful death suit against the owner.

In tragic situations such as this, experienced personal injury  and wrongful death attorneys can help explain your legal rights and the potential courses of action to take to enact justice and receive compensation.  Personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation.