Balcony in Galveston Injures Woman and Baby

The Houston Chronicle recently reported an premise injury that happened as a result of a falling balcony. A piece of the balcony bottom fell, seriously injuring an unidentified woman and causing injury to an 18-month-old child.

Though the child's injuries appeared to be minor, both the baby and the woman were rushed by ambulance to a medical center nearby.

The woman was struck by a chunk of balcony the size of two large windows. Witnesses rushed to the scene, and said there was a loud boom, and then the woman was on the ground.

If the woman presses charges, she could be liable for compensation on the basis of premise liability. The building contractor might have used poor construction material or some other factor might have come into play.

City and construction workers came to investigate the area but could find no reason as to what happened. The rest of the bottom was peeled off to prevent harm to others.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a similar incident, the best thing to do is to contact medical advice. Then speak to an attorney on how to earn compensation for your pain and suffering.