Missing or defective handrails, faulty flooring, and other hazards can cause serious accidents on stairways. A stairway fall can lead to head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, sprains, and other debilitating harm. This can, in turn, lead to expensive and extensive medical care, the need for ongoing treatment, missed work, and a host of other problems.
In the midst of the turmoil following an accident caused by damaged or defective stairs, you can find guidance in the team at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. Our New York City stair accident attorneys are highly experienced with premises liability lawsuits related to defective and dangerous stairways in residential and commercial properties alike, across all five boroughs. We can advise you on who may be liable and how to move forward with a case.
To arrange your free consultation, call (646) 681-7055 or contact us online.
What Causes Stairway Accidents?
Different types of hazards may cause stairway accidents. These include:
- Cracks, protrusions, or other stair defects
- Lip of staircase not attached, causing a tripping hazard
- Slippery or defective staircase flooring
- Ice or water on stairs
- Improper lighting on indoor or outdoor stairways
- Defective or missing handrail
- Improper stairway design (uneven steps, or steps that are of improper height/width)
Building code violations, negligent maintenance, and other types of property owner wrongdoing can lead to stairway defects, resulting in serious injuries to unsuspecting victims. Fortunately, you can hold at-fault parties accountable by involving an NYC stairway accident lawyer from our firm. We can get involved quickly to preserve evidence and protect your rights to maximum compensation, no matter the efforts made by the property owner or their insurance provider to counteract your claim.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance in dealing with a stairway accident, contact our law firm at (646) 681-7055 as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.