Dozens of people were injured when the floor of an apartment collapsed during a party at a northwest Florida apartment building.
Authorities are saying that nobody died in the aftermath of the floor collapse at the Seminole Grand Apartments, but there were many broken bones and sprains. According to a Tallahassee Police spokeswoman, at least a dozen people were taken to the hospital.
It’s estimated that 100 people were attending a party at the second-floor apartment when the floor gave way, sending screaming partygoers down to the first-floor clubhouse. According to the Palm Beach Post, a neighbor described a chaotic scene of bloodied and injured people piled on top of each other.
One of the partygoers told the Post, “It was like a roller coaster with no seat belts. Imagine you’re just with your friends partying and next you’re wondering if you’re going to make it out of there.”
The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County EMS, and Tallahassee police and fire all responded to the scene of the collapse.
Building inspectors are still trying to determine what caused the floor to collapse. The Seminole Grand is a complex of nearly 40 buildings on 44 acres and was built in 1995. The complex is owned by EDR Tharpe Limited Partnership and operated by Paradigm Property Management Team LLC.
Fortunately, nobody was killed in this horrific collapse. If you’ve been harmed on somebody else’s property, you may be able to recover damages if the property owner’s negligence is responsible for your injury. A property owner is responsible to maintain his or her property in safe condition. Contacting a Tallahassee premises liability attorney at Farah & Farah is a smart move when you are looking for knowledgeable and experienced legal representation that gets results.
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