14-Year-Old Girl Died After Falling From Overlook At Horseshoe Bend Just Months After Another Man Died In The Same Area
HORSESHOES BEND, ARIZONA (December 27, 2018) – A 14-year-old girl tragically died after falling from a Horseshoe Bend Overlook.
The coroner’s office is saying that the girl fell 700 feet. The family of the girl were from San Jose California.
Investigators are saying that she was last seen at 2:00 p.m. and then reported missing at 4:00 p.m. On Tuesday, the girl’s body was recovered.
This accident comes just a few months after a 33-year-old man fell to his death in the same area. Park officials have been worried that tragedies like this would happen and have been working to install railing at the Horseshoe Bend overlook.
Authorities are investigating the accident at the Glen Canyon National Recreational are in Page, Arizona.
Liability In Cliff Falls
Companies and parks have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe environment. Failure to do so may result in civil liability. A fall from a public cliff may seem like a freak occurrence, but it is actually fairly common. Park owners should do their best to prevent accidents like this or warn guests of the possible dangers of the cliffs. When there is a history of similar accident at a park, that should move park owners to action.
Victims of cliff accidents may have the ability to file a claim for damages. These types of cases can be extremely complex and require the careful eye of an experienced personal injury attorney. A premises liability attorney can investigate your claim free of charge and let you know what your rights are. There are strict statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After An Accident At A Public Park
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of the girl that died at Horseshoe Bend. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Park officials were apparently concerned about this area even before another man died in May. Why didn’t they do more to prevent this? Steps need to be taken immediately to make sure that another person isn’t killed in the same area.
If someone that you love has died after falling from a cliff at a public park you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can conduct a free investigation into your case and let you know what your options are. More than anything else, we are committed to getting our clients justice. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking for help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.