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Tragic Incident: Toddler Falls From Third-Story Window in Foster City

Falls WindowsRecently, in Foster City, an 18-month-old child fell from a third-story window and landed on the sidewalk. The young boy was walking with his mother in their apartment when he stopped to look through an open window. The floor-height window's screen gave way, and the child tumbled out to the ground below.

When the fire department arrived at the Water’s Edge Apartments, they found the toddler unconscious but still breathing. The child was flown via helicopter to Stanford University’s trauma center. He sustained serious injuries that were consistent with a fall.

Premises Liability Action

Residential and commercial property owners are responsible for the safety of those that inhabit or visit a dwelling. When unfortunate accidents occur, it is important to hold those owners accountable for serious injuries or even death.

At the law office of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we have represented and won cases for numerous premises liability lawsuits. In 2013, Timothy McMahon, partner at Corsiglia McMahon and Allard, L.L.P., represented a college student who fell from a third-story window and obtained a $5.7 million settlement (Pacheco v. Spieker Co. Inc.). The property owner and managers were forced to retrofit all of their windows to prevent inadvertent falls from tenants and guests. This work likely saved other tenants from further injury.

Additionally, our firm is representing a San Mateo County client whose 18-month-old toddler also fell out of an open window (at floor level) and sustained devastating brain injuries. Following the fall, the owners and property managers were forced to install window guards to protect their tenants. Depositions in the case revealed that the owner was advised that his windows were unsafe for children and was warned to install different windows or guards by the contractor. The owner refused to take the advice of his contractor in order to save money. We are currently still pursing this case.

Work With Our San Jose Lawyers

The attorneys of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. have over 20 years of experienced assisting clients throughout Northern California. We have built a reputation as dedicated trial advocates. Our attorneys believe in aggressively pursuing full compensation so that those responsible are held accountable and justice is rightly served.

If you believe your loved one’s catastrophic injury or wrongful death is the result of a property owner’s negligence, contact our law office online or call (408) 289-1417. Our San Jose personal injury lawyers are the most experienced legal professionals in the area for incidents of property and premises liability. Consult with our attorneys regarding your case today. We serve clients in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and throughout Northern California.

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I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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