I fell and injured myself on a staircase. What should I do?
Staircases seem to be the cause of a lot of serious slip and fall cases that come in to our Long Island office. While some accidents are due to carelessness, not paying attention or running too fast up or down the stairs, there are times when the property owners are responsible for the accident. Possible causes may be:
- Broken step or riser
- Broken handrail
- Poor design
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to comply with building codes
When you fall down the stairs, you risk suffering broken bones, head injury and severe sprains. You also put yourself in danger of sustaining a permanent injury.
If you fell on stairs on someone else’s property, whether it was in an apartment complex, office building, restaurant, store or other location, the property owner may be held responsible. Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the facts and understand whether or not you have a case.
A good lawyer will be on your side and provide a team of investigators to collect evidence to help prove your case. They will help preserve and document evidence, contact witnesses, and help you obtain and document any necessary medical care. They will work to protect your rights and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. This may include current and future medical costs, lost wages as well as pain and suffering
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and want to find out how a lawyer can specifically help with your case, contact us for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your case and answer any questions you have with no obligation. We have offices in East Meadow, Central Islip and mid-town Manhattan.