Slip and fall accident in New York leads to funeral
A funeral was held recently for Mark Shand, who passed away while in New York City. He was in Manhattan, at the Rose Bar, which is connected to the Gramercy Park Hotel. He slipped and fell, striking his his head against the pavement. The injuries were too severe, and he passed away from them.
He had been at a charity event before the fall and subsequent injury took place. He was the brother to Camilla Parker Bowles, who is the Dutchess of Cornwall. She is married to Prince Charles. She attended the funeral, which took place in Dorset, at the Holy Trinity Church. The ceremony itself was held on the first of May.
The fatal injury to Mr. Shand took place on the 23rd of April, in 2014. The man, who was involved in campaigns for the environment, was 62 years old when he died.
Slip-and-fall accidents can be tricky for those who own buildings where they take place, as it could be shown, in some cases, that the owner of the building was responsible for the accident. The owners have certain obligations, most of which revolve around doing what they can to reduce the risk of accidents by doing things like placing signs and doing maintenance.
If anyone is injured in a slip and fall accident or loses a loved one as a result of a fall, they should know what legal rights and options they have. While all cases are different, depending on who the police decide is responsible in their investigation, they could be able to get monetary compensation for damages and even the loss of a person’s life.
Source: New York Daily News, “Camilla Parker Bowles says emotional farewell to brother Mark Shand” No author given, May. 02, 2014