Stairway falls are typically unexpected and hard to avoid. We use stairways when we visit hospitals, places of business, work, schools and residential areas such as someone’s home. Because these types of falls are unexpected, the injuries can be serious. These types of accidents can occur when stairways are improperly designed, constructed or maintained.
If you or someone you know have sustained injuries in a stairway fall they may be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
These types of claims require great attention to detail, research and investigation.
Stairs naturally increase the risk of falls, but that does not mean every fall that occurs on a staircase is the result of someone not paying attention while walking.
It is always a property owner or occupier’s responsibility to keep their property safe. If they are aware of a hazard that could cause an injury and they fail to fix it, they may be liable for any injuries that occur.
Stairway falls may occur from the following situations:
- Poor lighting
- Frayed carpeting
- Absence of handrails
- Non-uniform stairs
- Inadequate tread depth or riser height
- Broken stairs
If an individual falls in a stairway, the injuries they sustain can be severe, disabling and sometimes even result in death.
Injuries that can occur when an individual falls due to defective stairs are broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries to name a few. These types of accidents can affect your quality of life forever. That is why it is important to pursue a premise liability claim to recover the damages you sustained due to someone else’s negligence.
Recovering compensation after an injury.
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It is always a property owner’s responsibility to keep their premises safe. If you have been injured from a fall, contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. It is important when pursuing a premise liability claim to collect evidence before any repairs are made or any materials are disposed of. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 for a free no obligation consultation.