New York City Stairwell Accident Lawyers
Assisting Victims of Stairwell Falls in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
Property owners owe their visitors a duty to maintain all staircases on their properties, including staircase railings, in a reasonably safe condition at all times. When property owners fail to do so and a stairwell accident occurs, the accident victim might be eligible to recover compensation for all injuries and damages suffered.
If you or someone in your family has been injured in a stairwell accident that occurred on someone else’s premises, you should call the experienced New York City stairwell fall attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman today. Stairwell falls can result in serious injuries and expensive medical treatment. Our legal team can begin an investigation into your fall and could help you pursue damages for the injuries which you sustained in your fall.
Causes of Stairwell Falls
Stairwell falls in New York City happen for a variety of reasons. Since most adult individuals weigh in excess of 100 pounds, a fall down the stairs can create a tremendous impact, not to mention severe injuries. Common causes of stairwell falls include the following:
● Defective railings or handrails adjacent to the stairwell
● Defective or damaged steps
● Slippery or worn stairwell surfaces (including wood or carpeting)
● Icy or wet steps outdoors
● Debris present on the stairs or in the stairway
● Poor lighting in the staircase vicinity
Injuries suffered in a stairwell fall could include traumatic head injuries, fractures, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord and paralysis injuries, and death. If you have sustained one or more of these injuries in a stairwell fall on someone else’s premises, call the skilled attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman today.
Legal Burden of Proof
Victims of stairwell accidents have the burden of showing that the stairwell or premises owner was negligent in maintaining or repairing the stairwell where the accident occurred. In the case of business premises, property owners have a duty to maintain their premises – including stairwells and railings – in a reasonably safe condition at all times. They must also warn customers of dangerous conditions, such as by marking the premises as “off limits,” or by promptly correcting the known dangerous condition. Finally, property owners should inspect their premises for unknown dangerous conditions on a regular basis.
When property owners fail to act reasonably under the circumstances, they can be held responsible for injuries and damages that occur on the stairwells of their premises.
Talk to a New York City Stairwell Fall Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a stairwell fall, the experienced legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman could assist you with proving fault and damages in your personal injury case. Since time may be of the essence, you should not delay in finding legal counsel to represent you. Let us assist you with pursuing the money damages you deserve. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City stairwell fall lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300 or contact us online.