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What conditions can lead to a staircase fall in Philadelphia?


A: A staircase fall in Philadelphia can lead to serious injury:  concussions, broken bones, internal bleeding, and even long-term disability. You can only do so much to avoid these types of dangerous falls, but you can adequately prepare yourself for the long process that follows a slip and fall by speaking with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer who can evaluate your case and explain to you your available options. 

5 Common Conditions Causing a Staircase Fall in Philadelphia

The circumstances that cause a staircase fall aren't unusual and don't defy traditional safety expectations. Those conditions that often lead to a staircase fall include:  

  • loose or missing hand railings or rail guards;
  • debris obstructing the staircase or your view of the staircase;
  • slippery conditions on stairs or the area around them;
  • broken steps or slats on the staircase; and
  • poorly lit staircase conditions. 

In many cases, a staircase fall is preventable with minimal effort - changing a light bulb, replacing a piece of wood, securing a railing, or mopping up a spill. However, for reasons that are perhaps their own, many property owners allow staircases to fall into disrepair and fail to adequately maintain conditions conducive to visitor safety.

If you've suffered a staircase fall in Philadelphia and are facing medical bills, missed work and constant pain, don't delay any longer. Speak with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer
who can hold the property owner or other liable party responsible for the conditions of the staircase that caused your injury.

You may be eligible for damages that cover: 

  • medical expenses;
  • lost wages;
  • future treatments; and
  • pain and suffering.  

Help From a Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you have been severely injured and are considering filing a Pennsylvania slip and fall claim, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 877-944-8396.

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