Buffalo Stairway Accident Injury Lawyers

Fall-Down-Stairs-scaledFalls are one of the leading causes of personal injury accidents throughout the United States. While falls can happen anywhere, these accidents are especially common on stairs. Each year, more than 1 million victims injure themselves on stairways. All property owners and managers are legally obligated to keep their properties safe for tenants, visitors, and workers alike. This obligation includes inspecting and maintaining stairways and making timely repairs to potentially dangerous conditions. When a staircase accident occurs because of hazardous or improperly maintained stairs, the responsible property owner, landlord, or management company can be held liable for the victim’s damages. 

 Common Causes Of Falling Down Stairs

Walking up and down stairs can be extremely treacherous when staircases are improperly constructed, insufficiently inspected, or inadequately repaired. While stairway accidents can take place for almost any reason, some frequent causes include:

  1. Slippery steps;
  2. Uneven stairs;
  3. Foreign objects on staircases;
  4. Irregular step lengths or heights;
  5. Torn, loose, or worn stairway carpets;
  6. Slippery stair nosings;
  7. Inadequate lighting;
  8. Broken or loose handrails;
  9. Missing handrails;
  10. Broken or loose stair treads;
  11. Damaged or rotting stairway supports; and 
  12. Complete collapses of staircases.

Suppose you or a loved one have been gravely injured in a stairway accident. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages, such as medical bills, lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering, physical therapy expenses, loss of consortium, and much more.  

Injuries Frequently Suffered By Victims Of Stairway Accidents 

Falling down the stairs can cause severe injuries or worse. It is not uncommon for a fall to result in substantial damage to multiple regions of the body. Injuries that regularly arise during staircase-related accidents include:

  1. Deep lacerations;
  2. Sprains and strains;
  3. Chipped or broken teeth;
  4. Broken ankles;
  5. Fractured wrists;
  6. Broken hips;
  7. Neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs;
  8. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other severe head injuries;
  9. Total paralysis; and
  10. Wrongful death.

After suffering a staircase accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even embarrassed. However, the above injuries often necessitate extensive medical intervention, multiple surgeries, prolonged use of prescription painkillers, and lengthy rehabilitation. Therefore, it is crucial to protect your health and record your injuries by seeking emergency treatment.  

Do Not Miss The Opportunity To Discuss Your Case With An Elite Premises Liability Attorney

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s stairway accident attorneys fight for victims who have suffered serious injuries because of dangerous staircases. Our battle-tested lawyers are highly experienced in litigating all premises liability claims, including staircase-related injuries. When investigating your staircase accident, our experts will leave no stone unturned. We will thoroughly scrutinize inspection logs and maintenance records, physically examine the stairway, and consult with our building engineers to obtain the best possible outcome. Insurance companies and negligent property owners have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq., famed as a Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo, at least $1,000,000.00 or more 38 times to compensate his clients. Take the first step today by contacting the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 or completing the online consultation form.

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