Like other slip and fall accidents, falling down a staircase may cause serious injuries. While most staircase injuries occur because of our own negligence or preoccupations, some conditions may exist that make the likelihood of slipping and falling down the stairs more of a risk. In these cases, someone’s negligent actions may have created those conditions that led to your injury.
If you or a loved one fell down a staircase and got injured, contact the Clearwater premises liability lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos at 727-441-9030.
Dangerous Staircase Conditions
Like many slip and fall accidents, there are many conditions that may contribute to you falling down the stairs. Some of the conditions that others may be responsible for are:
- Wet stairwells
- Broken steps
- Worn out treads
- Poor lighting
There may be other causes that contribute to you slipping and falling down the stairs that are not listed above. Falling down the stairs can lead to severe injuries, ranging from head trauma to broken bones to simple bumps and bruises.
If you do fall down a poorly kept staircase, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. It is important to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn if you have a case.
Injuries from Staircase Collapse
Whether from poor design, lack of maintenance, bad construction, or overuse, staircase collapse can cause serious injuries. Because people are completely unprepared for stair collapse, and because they often fall from significant heights, the injuries associated with stair collapse can be significant. Some of the more common problems include:
- Broken bones
- Severe bruising
- Brain injuries
Clearly, the effects of stair collapse can be catastrophic. If a person survives the fall, they are likely to have a severe injury. This injury could cause them to lose wages, have a significant change of lifestyle, or a disability. It is very important that every possible precaution be taken with stair collapse and construction.
Wooden stairs are especially vulnerable to collapse because they are much more susceptible to aging damage, along with termites, water, and other problems, than concrete or metal. The people responsible for maintaining a safe environment must be held accountable for their negligent actions if they cause injury to another person.
Contacting An Attorney
Falling down a staircase can be incredibly dangerous. If you or someone you love fell down a staircase because it was in poor condition, the lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos may be able to help you. Call 727-441-9030 for more information.