Staircase Accidents and Premises Liability
Some of the most common types of accidents in homes and businesses every year across the country are slip and fall accidents. Millions of people are injured in these accidents, with a large portion taking place on stairways. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that staircases are safe for people to use; however, they do not always live up to this responsibility, causing traumatizing injuries to innocent people. If you are one of these victims who has fallen or been hurt in a staircase accident because of a property owner’s negligent actions, you should contact a legal professional as soon as possible.
Speak with a Nashville premises liablity attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, who is dedicated to helping you every step of the way when you’ve been injured in a staircase accident. Our attorneys believe you shouldn’t have to suffer financial damages because of negligent property owner’s actions. For more information about how we can help, contact us today at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Staircase Accidents
There are a number of reasons people may suffer an accident on a staircase. Some of the most common causes include the following:
- Debris or other objects left on or around the staircase
- Missing or damaged handrails
- Broken or missing steps
- Unsecured floorboards
- Ice, snow, or pools of rain water forming on stairs
- Slippery surfaces that don’t have rugs or other forms of traction
Slip and fall accidents on staircases can be very severe and affect a person in every area of their life. Property owners or maintenance crews are supposed to act reasonably and keep staircases safe for everyone and, if they don’t, you need to hold them responsible.
When property owners act carelessly, you could suffer serious consequences. Take the first step toward financial compensation by contacting a Nashville personal injury lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765.