The Press of Atlantic City had an interesting story recently about the ongoing efforts by the government to even out Cape May’s beach slope.
According to the news source, a teenager from Maryland recently suffered a serious spinal cord injury on the beach slope. The beach slope includes parts of the sand and oceanfront that go out into the water, which is the frequented heavily by guests.
The Press of Atlantic City reported that in August, a 17-year-old Maryland teen suffered broken vertebrae on part of a beachfront that is privately owned, on the east side of Cape May. Details of the accident were not released to the public, but it resulted in speculation that areas of the city’s beach slope, both private and public, are not safe.
The newspaper reported that Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney was going to speak to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Environmental Protection about beach slope issues.
Mahaney reportedly said that over the last few weeks, a shift in the weather pattern resulted in tides that have created steeper slopes, which may not be even. Steep or uneven beach slopes can result in pedestrian falls or strong waves pushing people into the ground.
Often, to address issues with beach slopes, local jurisdictions work with the Army to bring in sand to replenish areas of the beach that may be uneven or steep.
Injured on an Atlantic City Beach? Speak to Our Attorney
It is unfortunate that people are suffering injuries on the beach slope, and we hope the city and state address the issue. If you have been injured in a Cape May or Atlantic City beach accident, you may want to speak to our injury lawyers.
We can determine if negligence played a role in the accident—this includes possible disregard on the part of a local jurisdiction or a private property owner to keep a beachfront safe.
Any litigation involving a beachfront injury may be complex, so you will want to make sure that you receive strong legal guidance. We offer free initial consultations and our lawyers will be honest with you.
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