Stairway Slip And Fall
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured in Stairway Slip and Fall Accidents in Western New York.
Most people will find themselves going up and down stairs every day. Whether it be in a house, school, office building or shopping center, we encounter stairs regularly and often approach them with little thought about the dangers they pose.
While some stairways are constructed properly, making them relatively easy to navigate naturally, safely and quickly, others are not. You may have experienced this if you have ever found yourself on stairs that require you to step a little higher or lengthen your stride to navigate them. This variation can make steps more difficult and less safe to navigate—contributing to stairway slip and falls that may result in serious bodily injury.
Stairways should be constructed properly to ensure that they are safe to use. Landlords and property owners can also take steps to minimize the risk of slip and falls and resulting injuries from staircases. The failure to take steps to ensure that staircases are appropriately constructed, well-lit and appropriately maintained may result in liability for someone’s injuries.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in an incident involving a stairway slip and fall, you want the best Buffalo, New York stairway slip and fall injury lawyer to assist you in fighting for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been practicing serious personal injury law since 1999 and is recognized within the legal community as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team has secured over $150,000,000.00 on behalf of their clients and always strives to provide the people of Buffalo, New York with superior personal injury representation. We will work to attempt to get the best result possible for you. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation to find out how we can help you. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
Indoor and outdoor staircases must be carefully designed and constructed to ensure safety. In New York, stairways must be built in compliance 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, and has requirements to minimize the risk of falls on staircases, including:
- Maximum height of staircase risers;
- Minimum depth of staircase treads;
- Steps must be flat (not slanted);
- Amount of headroom clearance;
- Maximum vertical rise height of the stairway; and
- Placement of handrails.
The failure to adhere to the building code standards may increase the risk of stairway slip and falls, leading to injuries. Even slight differences in stair measurements can throw a person off-balance and cause them to fall.
If a builder or construction company was negligent in the construction of a staircase, they may be liable for any injuries that result from the negligent staircase construction. For example, if it can be proven that a builder failed to adhere to the building code with respect to handrail placement, your fall resulted from the lack of a handrail to catch your fall, and you suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of your staircase fall, you may be able to seek monetary compensation from the builder. This includes payment for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in a stairway slip and fall incident because of an improperly constructed stairway, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York stairway slip and fall injury attorneys today for your free consultation. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of experienced lawyers and paralegals will thoroughly investigate your claim and will battle to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.
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Stairways that are properly constructed must still be maintained to guarantee safety. Landlords and property owners should take proper precautions to ensure that stairways are safe to use.
The following safeguards can minimize the risk of stairway slip and falls and injuries:
- Confirm the staircase meets local building code standards;
- Ensure that there is adequate lighting in stairwells and on landings;
- Install handrails of an appropriate height on staircases with more than four risers;
- Clear stairways and landings of any obstructions, tripping hazards or snow and ice buildup;
- Maintain and repair staircases that have noticeable wear, loose boards or protruding nails; and
- Safeguard against slick or slippery stairs by adding carpeting, traction safety tape or grip mats.
If a landlord or property owner was negligent and failed to take appropriate safety precautions or to adequately maintain a staircase, they may be liable for any resulting slip and fall injuries. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonable person would under similar circumstances to those which ultimately caused the injury. Property owners and landlords must exercise reasonable care to maintain the premises in a relatively safe condition.
If you suffered a staircase slip and fall injury on someone else’s property, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking staircase slip and fall injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York NOW to discuss your case and to find out if you may be eligible for compensation for your injury. Every day, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and the staff of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.
A slip and fall down a staircase may lead to multiple serious injuries, especially for someone who fell down many steps or hit their head on an object as they fell.
Common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include:
- Concussions or traumatic brain injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Neck or back injuries;
- Torn ligaments;
- Strained muscles; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
If you were injured in a staircase slip and fall accident, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment. An examination by a doctor can ensure that you are on the road to a proper recovery.
If you suffered injuries as a result of a staircase slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. However, you must act fast! There are strict time constraints applicable to claims for personal injuries in New York State, so contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team today to ensure that your rights are protected.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 to discuss your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is recognized as a Best Law Firm of America. Our team of highly experienced staircase slip and fall attorneys in Buffalo, New York is dedicated and determined to obtain the best results possible for people who are injured in Western New York and beyond. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Contact us today.
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