Asbury Park, NJ – One Injured in Partial Home Collapse on Asbury AveNY/NJ Legal News
Asbury Park, NJ (May 03, 2022) – One person was injured during the partial collapse of a two-story home in the 900th block of Asbury Avenue on Monday, May 2nd at about 10:00 a.m.
According to sources, the roof of the front porch had fallen on top of a person in what rescuers termed a “pancake collapse.” The house, which was built in 1934, is thought to have been undergoing demolition or reconstruction.
One victim was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Structure Collapse Injuries in New Jersey
Nobody ever expects any part of a house or building to collapse, regardless of being finished and occupied, undergoing construction, or slated for demolition. Total and partial collapses can and do occur and the outcome of either could possibly cause severe injuries or even fatalities.
A partial collapse might be the collapse of a staircase, ceiling, or floor that gives way and causes a fall. Collapses like these can be brought on by decaying conditions caused by leaking water, mold, or damage from fire. To avoid these dangerous accidents, building owners, landlords, and supervisors are required to respond immediately when conditions such as these are made known to them.
Full or partial collapses can also arise from mistakes made in a house’s construction or design. To avoid these kinds of cave-ins, contractors, architects, construction firms, and engineers are required to abide by all state building codes.
Our structure collapse injury lawyers in Asbury Park strive to ensure that our clients understand their rights and advise them through each part of the claims process.
At Metro Law, we are available around the clock to assist victims by answering any questions they have after being injured by somebody else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case review.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.