Three Sleeping Homeless People Were Injured In Hollywood Scaffold Accident After Debris Fell On Them At Los Angeles Site
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (March 16, 2019) – Scaffold attached to a six story building fell on top of them while they were sleeping on West Selma Avenue.
Los Angeles Fire Department officials are saying that the collapse occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. The scaffold accident occurred during periods of high winds.
A witness told police that one man sustained a serious head injury and appeared to be having convulsions at the scene. That victim along with two other people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Department of Building investigators were called to the scene in order to determine what went wrong. It remains unclear if the owner of the building will face any fines for the accident.
Liability In Scaffold Accidents
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property reasonably safe. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
Building owners have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable sources of harm. This includes taking measures to prevent scaffold accidents. Any person that is injured in an accident may have the ability to file a bodily injury claim in order to recover damages. A premises liability attorney can investigate your claim free of charge and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A Scaffold Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a scaffold accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We can work to make sure that your medical and financial needs are being taken care of. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.