Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points Suspended Ceiling Collapsed and Injured Two People; Accident Remains Under Investigation
UNION, NEW JERSEY (January 14, 2018) – Two people were injured when part of a ceiling collapsed inside the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points.
Union firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident at Galloping Hill Caterers and saw that a 10 x 20 foot suspended ceiling had collapsed.
The two victims from the accident were treated for their injuries and taken to the Union EMU.
The cause of the ceiling collapse is still being investigated at this time.
LIABILITY IN CEILING COLLAPSES
Business owners have a common law responsibility to their guests to make sure that their premises are reasonably safe. Steps should be taken to make sure that buildings are in good repair and free of obvious hazards. When a property owner is notified of a dangerous condition on their premises and they fail to take action, they may be liable for any accidents and injuries that occur as a result of that failure. A ceiling collapse may occur for a variety of different reasons including poor construction, water leaks or excessive weight placed in a confined area. Any person that is injured in a ceiling collapse may be able to file a claim for damages including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the ceiling collapse at the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points. We extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that sustained injuries. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of everyone involved. Measures need to be put in place to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a ceiling collapse, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.