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Stair Collapse

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Stair Collapse Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured in Stair Collapse Accidents in Western New York.

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According to the National Safety Council, in 2017 there were approximately 3.1 million medically-treated injuries associated with stairs, ramps, landings and floors; by far the most of any consumer product-related injuries. Aside from resulting in injuries like slip and falls, stairways can be very dangerous for other reasons. If not properly constructed or maintained, parts of staircases can separate and eventually cave in. A person can be fatally injured if a staircase or step collapses underneath them. A stair collapse can result from the negligence of the landlord or property owner, in which case they may be liable for your injuries.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in an incident involving a stair collapse, you deserve the best Buffalo, New York stair collapse injury lawyer. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have obtained $150,000,000.00 on behalf of their clients and always strive to provide the people of Buffalo, New York with the highest level of personal injury representation. We will work to get the best result possible for you.

Staircase Collapse Caused By Improper Construction

Indoor and outdoor staircases must be carefully designed, constructed and maintained. In New York, stairways must be built in accordance with various laws and codes, including the New York State Building Code. Section 1011 of the Building Code applies to stairways in public buildings and residences. It regulates the following aspects of staircases:

  1. Overall width of stairways;
  2. Amount of headroom clearance;
  3. Depth of stair treads (the horizontal part of a step, where the foot is placed);
  4. Height of stair risers (the vertical part of a step, between the top of one step tread and the bottom of the next step tread);
  5. Dimensional uniformity of steps; and
  6. Vertical rise height of the stairway.

Failure to adhere to the standards in the relevant building codes can result in stairway defects and collapses, leading to injuries. There are other ways in which a staircase may be negligently constructed, such as if improper fasteners are used (at wood framing connections) or if fasteners are poorly installed. Also, if outdoor stair treads are not tilted for drainage, the stairs can rot from water buildup and eventually collapse.

If you suffered an injury after a stair collapse incident in Buffalo, New York, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York stair collapse injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have extensive experience with premises liability cases and are here to help. Our team of top rated and elite personal injury lawyers are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Call us today for your free consultation.

WERE YOU INJURED IN A STAIR COLLAPSE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Proving Liability For Improper Staircase Construction

The builder or construction company may be liable for a stair collapse injury if it can be proven that they were negligent in the construction of the stairs and that their negligence caused the stairs to collapse and the person to be injured. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care. Negligence may occur in the construction of a staircase if, for instance, the stairs were not built to Code and the standards (discussed above) are not met. If the violation of the standards can be shown to have caused the collapse of a stairway, the builder or construction company may be held responsible. The company can be liable for other negligent acts committed while constructing a staircase if it is proven that the negligence caused the stair collapse.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a stair collapse accident, you want the best Buffalo, New York stair collapse injury lawyer to fight for your rights. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and his team of highly experienced lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to get the best result for you. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Failure To Maintain Stairways Leads To Collapse

Stairways that are properly constructed must still be maintained to guarantee safety. The failure of landlords or property owners to maintain stairs may lead to stair collapses, which can cause injuries. According to safety inspection guidelines, stairs may be unsafe if:

  1. Loose or missing stair treads are not replaced;
  2. The supporting structure is warped or slipping;
  3. Risers are shifting out of the support structure; or
  4. Wooden steps are rotted or decayed.

Steps may rot from water being trapped in the wood or from exposure to inclement weather. Exposure to bad weather can also cause stairs to shift and eventually collapse.

This list is not exhaustive and other hidden issues may lead to a stairway collapse. If you suffered a stair collapse injury, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. now to discuss your case and to find out if you can be compensated for your injury. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of dedicated stair collapse injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York have access to world-renowned structural engineers and will use their expertise to identify the cause of a stair collapse and any liable parties to fight to obtain the best result for you. Call us today at 716-839-3939.

Liability Of Property Owners For Stair Collapse Injuries

If a landlord or property owner was negligent, they may be liable for a stair collapse injury. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances which caused the injury. Property owners and landlords have a duty to exercise reasonable care to maintain the premises in a safe condition. For more information on the responsibility of a landlord, click here.

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If you, or a loved one, are unsure about whether you are eligible to file a claim for a stair collapse injury, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for your free consultation. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his team of Buffalo, New York stair collapse injury attorneys always strive to provide the people of Western New York with the highest level of personal injury service. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.

Compensation For Stair Collapse Injuries

Injuries that may occur from a stair collapse incident include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Broken or fractured bones;
  2. Neck or back injuries; or
  3. Concussions or traumatic brain injuries.

If a landlord or property owner’s negligence or creation of a hazardous condition is responsible for your injury, you may be eligible for monetary compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses stemming directly from the stair collapse injury.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking lawyers and paralegals fight every day to obtain the best result for people injured in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has vast experience representing people injured in stair collapses and will fight to obtain the best result for you. Call 716-839-3939 today for your free consultation.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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