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Four-Year-Old Falls from Motel Window in Huntington Beach


A four-year-old boy was injured when he fell from a third story motel window Thursday evening in Huntington Beach.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. at the Ocean Surf Inn & Suites on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. According to the Huntington Beach Police Department, the boy’s family was visiting from out of town. According to a clerk at the motel, the motel’s windows do not have safeguards on them.

Is a Hotel Liable in California if a Child Falls Out a Hotel Window?

In Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Inc., (2014) 231 Cal. App. 4 th 11, the California Appellate Court ruled that a hotel owner could be liable for injuries sustained by a child who falls out a hotel window. The court noted that prior case law has held that a landlord owes a duty to protect children from falling out of windows when the condition or design of the window increased the risk of a small child falling out.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of injury at a hotel, you should seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer as to the liability of the hotel owner for your injuries.

McGee, Lerer & Associates is a Long Beach personal injury law firm that specializes in serious injury and death cases. The firm's attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no up-front fee. The firm is paid at the end of the case, out of the money collected for our client. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.