If a dangerous stairwell caused an accident that left you injured, you deserve to be compensated. Find out how to proceed with your claim by working with a Long Island stairwell injury attorney.
Going up and down stairs is something that most of us take for granted. It’s an everyday task that usually ends without incident—or even much thought.
However, there are times when negligent conditions on a stairwell can lead to accidents and serious injuries. In many cases, these accidents are a direct result of the property owner’s negligence, which could make them financially liable for the injured victim’s damages and expenses.
If this is your situation, a Long Island stair accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP can help you hold the negligent property owner accountable. When your accident was caused by stairwell conditions beyond your control, you deserve to be fully compensated.
Every property owner has a legal responsibility to maintain his or her building to safe standards. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for property owners to be severely negligent in this regard.
Negligent stairwell conditions usually take one of three different forms:
The first two examples can easily result in a bad trip-and-fall, possibly down the entire staircase. This often leaves the victim with broken bones or a serious head injury. Needless to say, the medical expenses can be devastating to your finances, and your Long Island stair accident attorney will help you collect compensation.
In the final example, the injuries will likely depend on how serious the structure failure was. If you simply put your foot through a rotted board, you might have escaped with just a sprain and some lacerations. However, if the entire stairwell collapsed, your injuries could easily be catastrophic.
In premises liability cases, a property owner is financially liable for the damages and injuries caused by a property hazard that wasn’t addressed. In order to collect compensation, it’s necessary to prove that the owner of the stairs either knew about the hazard and did nothing or should have known about the problem.
In the case of debris left on a stairwell, the at-fault party might be someone other than the property owner. For example, if you live in an apartment building and your neighbor left a mess on the stairs which led to your fall, he or she might be responsible. Likewise, a construction crew or custodian might be at fault for leaving tools or debris from a job on the stairs.
Don’t let a property owner’s negligence leave you dealing with expensive medical bills and other losses. Instead, let Siler & Ingber, LLP help you collect full compensation to cover your damages and losses.
To explore your legal options during a free consultation with a Long Island stair accident lawyer, simply contact us through the form on this page or give us a call at 1-516-294-2666.