12 Injured when Church Roof Collapses during Easter Service

Date: April 5, 2015

Location: Rahway, New Jersey

Names: Unavailable

12 Injured when Church Roof Collapses during Easter Service

On Easter Sunday, people at a New Jersey church service heard a cracking sound above them before debris began falling as the roof collapsed.

At least 12 people were injured and taken to the hospital, several were initially trapped under the debris.

The collapse occurred at Korean United Methodist Church and the injured people were members of the Manatial de Vida Pentecostal congregation who rent out the church.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

We wish everyone involved in the accident a full and speedy recovery.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A storeowner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on April 9, 2015, in personal injury, Premises Liability and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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