Landlords Must Ensure That Proper Window Guards Are in Place, Says New York Personal Injury Lawyer


New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman pushes for stronger window-guard enforcement after Xania Samuels, a 14-month-old Bronx girl, falls from an apartment window that lacked guards and nearly dies.

The deaths and life-altering personal injury to children who fall from windows in New York and elsewhere are in many cases preventable.

“Importantly, the girl survived. But, frustratingly, her fall should have never happened in the first place,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, “City agencies that enforce the law on window-guards need to place the safety of children as a top priority. Parents and caregivers of children also need to take maximum precautions.”

The New York personal injury lawyer noted that an audit, released a day after Samuels nearly died, revealed that the city had dismissed 46% of window-guard violations without checking whether child-safety measures were later installed.

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