Atlantic City, NJ – Unidentified Man Falls From Boardwalk High-Rise in Ocean CityNY/NJ Legal News
Atlantic City, NJ (May 13, 2022) – Police in Atlantic City are working to learn the identity of a man who died after falling from a high-rise balcony on the Boardwalk on Thursday, May 12th.
At about 6:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Ocean Club for the report of a man who may have fallen from a balcony.
Upon their arrival, rescuers located the man, who was now deceased, on the seventh-floor roof of the building.
According to residents, it took several hours for the body to be removed.
Detectives are currently trying to identify the victim.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Balcony Railing Failures in New Jersey
Lawsuits that involve balcony railing failures are a legal antidote for injured victims or the family members of someone who lost their life by falling from a balcony because of an unsafe railing. The negligent maintenance of a condominium, apartment building, establishment, office building, or hotel puts trusting patrons, tenants, and visitors in danger of sustaining a serious injury or being killed in a balcony accident.
Even though these injuries occur instantly, often the real cause of a balcony or railing failure is cumulative. A few of the more common causes of railing and balcony accidents include:
- Rusty or Loose Bolts and Screws: Exposure to the elements could cause the bolts and screws that hold the railing together to come loose or rust. It only takes one defective bolt or screw to make the entire balcony railing unsafe. If a person rests something against it or leans on it, the entire railing could easily fail.
- Wear and Tear: Over an extended period of time, weather, routine usage, and the weight of heavy objects leaning against them can cause balcony railings to wear down and lose most of their stability. After a while, putting any weight on the railing could result in it giving out.
- Building Code Violations: When they are built, railing and balconies, both outdoor and indoor, must abide by strict safety regulations. These regulations are put in place for safety purposes, and failing to follow them could produce a balcony that is unsafe and a rail that is faulty.
- Improper Maintenance: Business and building owners have a responsibility to maintain their railings and balconies to ensure they are safe and up to current codes. If these structures are not regularly maintained, tenants and guests could pay a high price for the resulting failure.
- Failure to Inspect: Part of being properly maintained means that railings and balconies must to inspected regularly. This is a critical step that owners often overlook. Inspections reveal dangers that would otherwise go unaddressed.
When any of the issues listed above take place, people are at a heightened risk of being catastrophically injured or killed due to balcony railing failures.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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.