Many slip and fall accidents occur on stairwells because of the following factors:
- Defective staircase design
- Broken step or stairs
- Snapped board
- Missing handrail
- Defective handrail and stairwell
- A dangerous landing
When a stair gives way, it is most likely caused by a defective design or because the stair had already been damaged, causing it to snap or break. It is the job of a skilled Roswell slip and fall lawyer to determine if the design was, in fact, defective, or if the stair board was not suitable for the staircase. Sometimes an investigation will unveil that the landlord, property owner, or property possessor knew about the danger and ignored it, or that shoddy repairs may have been made in attempts to fix the dangerous stair. The investigation may also find the property owner at fault for building code violations.
When a property owner violates safety standards and causes tenants or guests to be put in danger, it is negligence and the responsible party should be held accountable for such actions. Victims of fall accidents often suffer broken bones, herniated discs, knee and tendon injuries, hand and wrist sprains, clavicle fractures, shoulder injuries, back and neck injuries, and head trauma. Not only can these injuries be painful, but they are also expensive due to costly medical bills and lost income from time off work.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, call a skilled Roswell slip and fall attorney at Shane Smith Law for help with your case 770-HURT-999, and receive a free case consultation today.