According to the National Safety Council (NSC), slip and fall accidents are the cause of 8.9 million emergency room visits each year. While some of these accidents are due to a person’s own clumsiness or negligence, others occur because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Accidents that occur in stairwells are particularly dangerous and can result in significant injury to victims. There are number of reasons that a stairwell accident could be the result of negligence, and it is important to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
A fall in a stairwell can result in a variety of serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), serious sprains, or soft tissue injuries. Some of the more common reasons that stairwell accident happen because of the negligence of others include:
- Uneven stairs
- Inadequate lighting
- Lack of handrails
- Debris on stairs
- Liquid Spills
- Tears in carpet
- Holes in flooring
- Slippery surfaces
- Ice or snow
- Improper construction materials
After an accident in a stairwell, victims should be sure to document as much information about how the accident occurred as possible. If you can, take photographs of any condition or conditions that you believe may have contributed to your fall. Be sure to seek medical attention after a fall even if you feel fine, as certain types of injuries may take hours or even days to develop symptoms.
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
The injuries that victims can sustain in an avoidable stairwell accident can be serious and result in long-term medical complications. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping people injured by the negligence of others obtain compensation for your losses. We work closely with our clients to ensure the each case we handle comes to the best outcome possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.