Staircase and Railing Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, staircase and railing accidents are all too common in the United States, including in both California and Texas. Property owners are legally obligated to properly maintain staircases in their buildings and ensure they are safe and up to code. When this does not happen and someone slips and falls, it could result in devastating injuries, or worse. Both staircase and railing accidents are a type of premises liability law, meaning property owners could be held liable if it is discovered that they were negligent and did not do everything in their power to make sure the stairs, railings, and all other aspects of the building are secure and safe for us by anyone. Furthermore, if stairs or railings were not designed or constructed in compliance with applicable building codes, they could pose a serious risk to an unsuspecting person. Premises liability lawyers at Rad Law Firm have been successful in holding property owners accountable for injuries caused by poorly maintained and dangerous stairs or railings. We have offices conveniently located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Brownsville, TX as well as Beverly Hills, CA and are available to talk for free today about your specific case.
Common Causes of Staircase and Railing Accidents
Property owners and building managers have a legal duty to keep their premises safe and up to code in order to allow for patrons, tenants, and visitors to walk around safely. If they fail to do so, the results could be catastrophic. Here is a look at some of the most common causes of staircase and railing accidents:
- Stairway collapse
- Broken or worn-out steps
- Improperly repaired steps
- Stairs not build to code
- Worn out railings
- Deteriorating railings
- Unexpected step-ups or drop-offs
- Slipping hazards
- Missing railing slats
- Missing or loose handrails
- Poor lighting
If you or someone you love has been injured, or worse, due to inadequately maintained stairs or railings, please contact a premises liability attorney from Rad Law Firm today.
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Like balconies, stairs and railings must conform to local building codes. Stairs that are worn, slippery, too narrow, too steep, not properly lit, stairs with torn carpeting, railings that are loose or even not present – all of these are causes of falls, injuries, and even death. Lesser injuries can include cuts, bruises, broken bones, and concussions. Children and senior citizens are the most likely to suffer serious injuries from a fall on stairs.
It is vital that stairs and railings be built, inspected, and maintained with safety in mind. If you have suffered a fall on a staircase, let us figure out who was liable for your injury. Most likely there is insurance in place to help you with your medical bills and other damages.
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