Defective or broken stairways are a common cause of serious and significant injuries. While it is clear that injuries caused by a broken step or stair can result in injury, many people do not realize that defectively designed and constructed stairways can also be a significant factor in many injuries that occur while traversing stairs. If you have been injured as the result of a broken or defective stairway then you should contact an attorney immediately. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman are ready to assist you. Our attorneys will fight to obtain every deserve as a result of the life changing pain and suffering that you have endured.
One way that people are often injured is while walking up or down a stairway that had broken parts. The most common issue is a broken stair itself. At the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, we have handled many cases involving broken stairs. These include cracked stairs, missing stairs, chipped stairs, crumbling stairs and many more types of broken stairs. The landowner has a duty to keep the stairways in a safe condition. When someone is injured by a broken stair, we always suggest that you take a picture of the broken stair as soon as it is safe to do so. This can be done using any type of camera (including a cell phone camera!). When you come into our office for your FREE consultation, we will examine the picture along with the injuries that you have suffered and provide you with a FREE case evaluation. Even if you have not obtained a picture, we will still be happy to meet with you and go over your case. We will be happy to obtain the pictures for you.
Other types of damage staircases include broken railing cases. This is where the hand railing that usually accompanies a staircase in order to help you balance while going up or down the stairs is missing or broken. This handrail is a necessary part of the staircase and also must be kept in good and working condition. When a landowner fails to keep the stairway railing in working order and a person is injured, monetary damages for pain and suffering may be available.
Another way that we often see people injured on stairways is through falls on snow and ice. It is also required that a landowner appropriately clear and maintain stairways from snow and ice. Once again, monetary damages may be available to anyone who is injured as the result of a landowners failure to remove snow and ice in a timely manner.
If you have been injured as the result of a broken stairway, you should contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today! One of our attorneys, including Carl J. D’Adamo, Esquire stands ready to help you recover the monetary damages that you deserve!
Defective stairways are another way that a person may be injured. Just because a stairway looks fine, does not mean that it has been built in an appropriate manner. Standards for stairway construction and design exist which mandate that stairways are created in a safe manner. These regulation govern everything from how high a step may be to how much depth must be provided on each stair. The applicable regulations set forth requirements for every part of stair building. These regulations are in place to ensure that you, the ordinary citizen, are protected from unsafe stairways.
If you believe that a stairway was constructed in an unsafe manner and you were caused injury as a result, then you should contact Attorney Samuel Fishman, Esquire immediately. Attorney Fishman will examine the facts of your case and provide a FREE case evaluation. You should also know that under our No Fee Guarantee, you will not pay a single fee until we recover money for you. There is no reason for delay. Contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today so that we can start working on your case today!