Slip and fall accidents can cause serious physical injury, even when they occur on even ground. When a slip and fall accident happens on a staircase, the injuries may be exponentially more severe. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), over 1 million people suffer injuries from staircase falls every year in the United States. Moreover, staircase falls cause approximately 12,000 deaths on an annual basis. As you can see, staircase falls are more common than one may imagine and these falls can happen to anyone. If you have suffered an injury in a staircase fall, you should contact a Coweta County accident lawyer as soon as possible to help you recover from your losses.
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors and free from dangerous conditions. This includes keeping all stairways properly maintained to try to prevent falls. While some staircase falls occur simply because a person was clumsy, many are actually caused by negligence on the part of the property owner. Some negligent conditions that may lead to stairway fall include:
- Loose or rotting stair boards
- Stairs that are too steep or narrow
- Broken or otherwise defective handrails
- Inadequate lighting in the stairwell
- Other defects in the stairs themselves or the stairwell as a whole
Falls on stairs can cause broken bones, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. If you suffer any of these injuries because a property owner failed to maintain safe stairs, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
Contact a Coweta County Premises Liability Attorney for a Free Consultation
Staircase falls are not only frightening, but the resulting physical injuries may persist for weeks, months, or even years. If your fall was caused because a property owner failed to properly maintain the staircase, that owner should be held liable for all of your injuries and related financial losses. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you receive proper compensation after a slip and fall on the stairs. If you have been injured, call our office today at (980) 246-2656 to schedule your free initial consultation.