Ridgewood, NJ – Babysitter Injured Falling Through Floor of Home on Prospect St

Ridgewood, NJ – Babysitter Injured Falling Through Floor of Home on Prospect St

Ridgewood, NJ (February 18, 2022) – A babysitter is in the hospital after she fell through the floor of a single-family home under renovation in the 400th block of Prospect Street in Ridgewood on Friday, February 18th.

The young boy was not hospitalized in accordance with his father’s wishes following an evaluation by members of the Ridgewood Ambulance Corps.

The babysitter, whose leg went through the floor,  was taken to The Valley Hospital.

According to investigators, the hardwood floors in the home were being replaced and a piece of subfloor that was weak due to a knot in the wood gave out when the sitter stepped on it.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Premises Liability Claims in New Jersey

Ridgewood, NJ - Babysitter Injured Falling Through Floor of Home on Prospect St

Those who own private property or businesses in New Jersey are required to take reasonable precautions to make sure that guests on their premises are safe from death or injury resulting from hazardous conditions. 

Property owners can be held accountable for compensating injured victims if their property is deemed unsafe by design or due to a temporary hazard that was not protected, corrected, or removed from public access. 

If you are injured due to negligence while you are a guest on another person’s property, you could have grounds for a premises liability suit.

Ridgewood Residential Premises Liability Lawyers

In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a residential premises liability attorney in Ridgewood to get the justice they deserve.

Our Ridgewood personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of victims get the justice and compensation they deserve for their injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. 

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.