Glen Rock, NJ – Walker Hospitalized After Being Struck by Falling Tree Limb at Saddle River County ParkNY/NJ Legal News
Glen Rock, NJ (August 25, 2022) – On the afternoon of Thursday, August 25th, a man visiting the Saddle River County Park in Glen Rock sustained injuries when a tree limb fell on him as he walked along a paved pathway.
The victim was taken by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with what are believed to be non-critical injuries he received after being struck near the Prospect Street entrance.
Glen Rock EMS, Glen Rock PD, and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injuries From Falling Tree Branches in New Jersey
Every year, people throughout the United States are injured or killed by falling branches or trees. Most of these accidents are due to the negligence of the entity or individual responsible for the safety of visitors on their property. In these instances, victims may be eligible to pursue compensation for their damages.
Accidents caused by falling branches and trees center around the area of law known as premises liability. This legal concept includes accidents such as falls in stairwells with loose handrails, trips or slip-and-falls on uneven or wet floors, and falling boxes or merchandise in stores. Whether the premises where the accident took place is a private dwelling, a retail business, or even a public park or sidewalk, the owner or occupier of the property has a responsibility to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition.
There is a duty incumbent on real estate owners to occasionally inspect the trees on their property and ensure that they are healthy, in good condition, and do not pose a threat to anyone on or near the premises. If the owner or occupier of the property is aware of, or reasonably expected to be aware of, a tree in poor condition creating a potential hazard to visitors, and failed to do anything about it, then they could be held liable for damages in the event of an injury.
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.