Rockland County
Stairway Accident Lawyers

Did you recently slip or trip on a stairway and sustained an injury as a result? If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner who failed to maintain a safe stairway. Contact the dedicated Rockland County stairway accident lawyers from Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today so we can get started working on your case.

Stairway Accident Lawyers | Here for Accident Victims in NYS

Stairway accidents can have significant, long-term impacts on those who’ve been hurt in them. Often, they can result in brain injuries, spinal injuries, and more. If you have been injured due to a dangerous stairwell, you can depend on the competent Rockland County slip and fall lawyers from our firm to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

Common Causes of Stairway Accidents & Injuries

Stairway accidents happen for many reasons, but they are often due to dangerous stairway conditions. Some common examples of unsafe stairway conditions are as follows:

  • Slippery or wet stairs due to spills or inadequate cleaning
  • Uneven or damaged steps, including loose or broken treads
  • Insufficient lighting on stairways, making it difficult to see
  • Lack of handrails or poorly maintained handrails for support
  • Obstructed stairways due to clutter, debris, or objects left on the steps
  • Loose handrails or missing steps
  • Failure to install slip-resistant materials on stair treads
  • Improperly constructed or designed stairs, leading to instability
  • Failure to comply with building codes and regulations for stairways
  • Insufficient or improper signage indicating the presence of stairs
  • Slippery or icy conditions on outdoor staircases during inclement weather
  • Failure to install proper guardrails or balusters to prevent falls
  • Failure to secure or stabilize carpeting or runners on stairs

Common Injuries Sustained as a Result of Stairway Accidents

Unfortunately, stairway accidents frequently result in a wide range of devastating injuries. Just some of the most common injuries we see occur due to slips or trips and falls on stairways are as follows:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries, often leading to paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Sprains
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Hip injuries

Proving Your Claim

To win compensation to help you recuperate from the damages you’ve incurred in your accident, you will have to gather and present various forms of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. That is why, after a stairway accident, you should try to do the following:

  • Call 911 and request emergency medical services be sent to the scene.
  • Take pictures of the dangerous conditions that caused your accident.
  • Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  • Notify the property owner of your injury.
  • Keep copies of medical documentation/bills.
  • Hire a competent stairway accident lawyer.

Ensure you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations.

Contact Our Nyack Stairway Accident Lawyers Today

The bottom line is that anyone who has been harmed in a stairway accident due to no fault of their own deserves to be compensated, and our firm is here to help you get that compensation. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today so we can get started working on your claim.

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