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Staircase accident attorneys

In New York City serious injuries often occur on stairways in apartment buildings, private homes, commercial enterprises, and public areas. These types of accidents may be due to dangerous or defective conditions of the stairs including the design of the stairs.

Types of Staircase Accidents

  • trips and falls over a hole, crack, protrusion, or crevice in the staircase
  • lip of a staircase not attached causing a tripping hazard
  • carpeting over a staircase which becomes worn, frayed, loose, and detached from the staircase and overhangs the stairs
  • a transient condition on the stairs including oil, water, puddle, debris, or other similar condition
  • improper design of the stairway when the risers or treads of a staircase are not a uniform height or width
  • lack of a handrail
  • defective handrail including one that is not secure, wobbly, or detaches from the wall
  • improper height of a handrail in violation of NYC Multiple Dwelling Law 52 which regulates appropriate minimum and maximum heights of handrails on staircases in multiple dwellings defined as properties with three or more families
  • improper lighting on the staircase in violation of NYC Multiple Dwelling Law 37 which regulates illumination of staircases

Types of Staircase Injuries

  • orthopedic injuries including broken bones to the arm, wrist, elbow, or hand
  • knee injuries including torn meniscus, torn ACL, which may require arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction surgery, or total knee replacement surgery
  • back injuries including herniated or bulging discs which may require pain management and or spinal surgery including discectomy, laminectomy, and or spinal fusion surgery

Proving Liability in a Staircase Accident

The first hurdle on a staircase accident claim is to prove the landlord, management company or other defendant was liable for the accident. To prove this, you must show the defendant had a duty to maintain the staircase using reasonable care which he or she failed to uphold. A statute, code, or ordinance may also lead to a duty by law to take certain actions and a violation of the statute will prove negligence on the part of the defendant.

Often in staircase accidents, a plaintiff attorney will retain an expert in the field of safety and engineering to examine the location of incident including the staircase and conduct a full investigation known as a discovery and inspection. The expert will then explain the standard of care, cite statutory violations, and help build a solid liability case. The staircase accident attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates utilize top engineering experts to help prove liability at the time of trial.

If you or a loved one was injured in a staircase accident, call the attorneys at F&A for a free no obligation confidential consultation. We can explain your rights as a trusted advisor and if we accept your case there will never be any attorney’s fee until you receive compensation first. Call us at (866) ATTY LAW or (212) 222-1111. You can also reach us immediately from any NYC cell phone in an emergency by dialing # 919.

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