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I tripped over a broken step and fell down stairs in Philadelphia. What can I recover in a lawsuit?



So long as the accident was the cause of another person or a business’ negligence, a stair accident victim can obtain financial recovery for the following:

  • lost wages,
  • future lost wages,
  • past medical bills and expenses,
  • future medical treatment costs, and
  • pain and suffering.

In addition, if you were married at the time of the accident, your spouse may be able to recover a special type of damages known as loss of consortium. Loss of consortium damages compensate a spouse for the changes in the relationship with the injured spouse, loss of intimacy, etc.

Stairway accidents often result from the negligent acts or omissions of a landlord or property management company such as:

  • failure to inspect for noticeable structural instability,
  • failure to inspect for food/water spills, or
  • failure to inspect for loose or broken parts.

It is important to have the case investigated by an experienced stairway accident lawyer. It could mean the difference between minimal compensation and full recovery for devastating injuries.

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If you'd like your case reviewed by our stairway accident lawyers, call 877.944.8396 for a free, no obligation consultation.  We've handled stairway accident cases and achieved great results for our clients.

*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.

Published: May 12, 2012

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