35 Year Old Jennifer Rosoff Tragically Dies after Falling 17 Stories from Her Manhattan Apartment's Balcony after Its Railing Suddenly Gave Way

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Injury lawyers Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP report that shortly before 1am on Thursday, August 1, 2013, Jennifer Rosoff was leaning against her apartment's balcony railing at the 'Stonehenge 57' apartment building in mid-town Manhattan. The railing suddenly gave way, causing her to fall backward and plummet 17 stories to her death.

Said firm Partner David L. Scher, "Our hearts go out to this young victim and her family. We hope that this incident is fully investigated, so that any responsible parties are held accountable, and so that there are no repeats of this horrific event."

According to multiple reports, including this August 1, 2013 CBS New York article titled "Woman Killed In 17-Story Fall From Midtown Manhattan Balcony", 35 year old Jennifer Rosoff was tragically killed in the early morning hours of August 1, 2013 when she fell from her apartment's balcony. According to the report, the victim was on a first date when she stepped onto her balcony to smoke a cigarette and sat on the balcony's railing. The railing suddenly collapsed, causing her to fall backward 17 stories down and land on a first floor construction scaffolding below. Ms. Rosoff was pronounced dead at the scene.

The building, known as "Stonehenge 57", is located in midtown Manhattan at First Avenue and 57th Street, and was visited by City building department investigators in the aftermath of the incident, who examined the stability of other balcony railings and ordered the building's residents to stay off their balconies until they are inspected. This is all according to the same CBS New York report.

The experienced New York personal injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP are closely following this sad and frightening story. Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP handles cases on behalf of serious injury victims, including those hurt or killed in motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents and general personal injury incidents such as falls and injuries caused defective building conditions.

The firm has recovered over $700 Million in large verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients, and understands that incidents like this tragic balcony collapse are often preventable if those in control of building maintenance and upkeep exercise due care. Said firm Partner David L. Scher, "Our hearts go out to this young victim and her family. We hope that this incident is fully investigated, so that any responsible parties are held accountable, and so that there are no repeats of this horrific event."

The experienced accident lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP can be reached at (212) 736-5300 for a free consultation.

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