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Slip and Fall Accidents Often Occur in Stairwells

Slip and fall accidents injure thousands of people each year, sometimes resulting in serious medical complications. They can occur for a number of reasons, some of which may indicate negligence on the part of the person or party responsible for the maintenance of the premises. Fortunately for people who are injured in preventable slip and fall accidents, Georgia law allows victims to recover by filing a personal injury claim. The personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping slip and fall victims recover for their injuries, and work hard to hold those responsible for accidents liable.

 

While slip and falls occur in a wide variety of areas, stairwells are one of the most common places where they happen.  Stairs are often difficult to navigate, particularly for people with balance issues or limited mobility. Some of the more common reasons that slip and fall accidents occur in stairwells include:

 

  • Lack of handrails
  • Uneven steps
  • Steps are at an improper height
  • Inadequate lighting
  • The edge of the steps are worn
  • Broken handrails
  • Liquid spills
  • Debris on stairs

 

 Of course, these are just a few of the ways that a slip and fall accident may occur in a stairwell. An attorney familiar with slip and fall accident cases will be able to analyze the circumstances of you accident and determine whether you have a claim. After a slip and fall accident it is important to record as much information about the incident as you can. If possible take a picture of the condition that caused your accident, and obtain contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident. Finally, be sure to undergo a complete medical evaluation after an accident to ensure that all of your injuries are correctly diagnosed and documented.

Contact a Newnan personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Newnan personal injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia