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Stairway Accidents – Why They are So Dangerous

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Julia Lee
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Stairway accidents often lead to serious injuries, mostly because of the height and material of the stairs. For example, falling down a flight of marble stairs can and does result in death or serious life-changing injury. I always tell my 5 year old to grab the handle bar as he walks down stairs. In fact, that’s a rule when it comes to walking up or down stairs. It’s a rule at his new grade school. What makes a fall down stairs so dangerous is the height and angle of stairs coupled with the size and weight of the human body. Serious injuries like broken bones and head injuries are common. 

So where does a personal injury lawyer come in? Well, a reputable injury lawyer gets involved only if the accident was caused by the negligence of another party. We analyze the facts, take a look at the injuries and decide if there is a case.

For people who suffer devastating career-ending injuries, it’s very important to find the right lawyer. It really could mean the difference between winning and losing.

My firm takes great pride in helping victims of stairway accidents, especially those who have lost their jobs. I’ve helped several stairway accident victims, people who have suffered such severe injuries that they couldn’t return to work.

In one case, a hotel knew that protective nosings – these plastic strips nailed to the top of a step to protect carpet, were coming loose. It did nothing and as a result of that negligence, our client fell down the entire flight after her heel caught one of these strips. She suffered such serious injuries that she wasn't able to go back to work and ended up moving back in with her parents.

When stairway accidents occur, under the laws of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the owner of the property may be held liable for failing to do something as simple as remove a nosing, patch a hole or fix a loose handle bar. 

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*Disclaimer: This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney.Discussion of prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcomes in current or future cases. 

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