Stairwells Are Common Causes Of Accidents
Property owners have an obligation to maintain the safety of their premises. When they fail to do so and people are subsequently injured, that property owner has a responsibility to compensate that injured person. One common area that can cause serious injuries if not properly maintained is stairwells.
The owners of apartment buildings, bars, restaurants and retail stores need to remove or repair such hazards as:
- Stairs that are not level
- Faulty handrails
- No handrails
- Loose steps/carpet
- Improper rise height or run depth
Any trip-and-fall accident that happens on a stairwell can cause major injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries (disk herniation)
- Bone fractures
Those who have been injured by a trip-and-fall accident on faulty stairs often require extensive medical care. Medical bills and lost wages can cause intense financial uncertainty. No one should have to worry about their finances while they are attempting to recover from a serious injury.
Our Results Speak For Themselves
At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, we are committed to helping our clients find peace of mind and confidence regarding the resolution of their cases. We understand the challenges that people face after being seriously injured on a faulty staircase, and we work to ensure that our clients have access to the medical care and financial support they need.
We have a record of helping people that has earned our attorneys much recognition over the years, including lifetime memberships in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
What Should I Do After Being Injured In A Fall On A Staircase?
Taking some basic steps can greatly increase your chances of securing the compensation you deserve:
- Call the police or an ambulance and make a report of your accident.
- Give a statement only to the police. Do not discuss your situation with an insurance company.
- Take photos.
- Tell your doctor about all your symptoms. Failing to initially report an aspect of your injury can provide grounds for an insurance company to deny or minimize your claim.
Contact The Attorneys Of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trip-and-fall accident on a defective stairwell, choose a personal injury attorney who understands how to create accountability. The New York City stairwell accident lawyers of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, offer our clients the superior representation they can put their faith in. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 212-571-7171 or contact us online.
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