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Tripping or Falling Down Stairs Caused by "Wear Strips"

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Daniel J. O'Brien
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People often trip and fall down stairs at public places such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, museums and other public establishments, and as a result, become seriously injured.  One of the causes is the "wear strips" placed on carpeted stairways, which are plastic or metal strips or "nosings" on the leading edge of the stairs. The primary purpose or function of these strips is to reduce the amount of wear on the carpet. Simply put, these strips are placed on the carpeted stairs to increase the life of the carpet, thereby saving the business owner money in replacing the carpet.

Often times, the "wear strips" are not secured, inspected or maintained properly and easily catches an individual's heel or toe.  As a result, the individual trips and falls down the stairs.  However, this can all be avoided by properly securing the "wear strips". Click on the title above to access the article I wrote on the dangerous tripping hazard of "wear strips" on stariways.

If you've been injured from tripping and falling down stairs, contact an experienced premises liability lawyer at White and Williams.  Our team will provide quality representation every step of the way.  1-877-944-8396.

Category: Premises Liability

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