When we take the stairs at an apartment complex, business office or any other location, we expect them to be safe. Unfortunately, many property owners ignore dangerous conditions that often lead to stairway accidents and serious injuries.
At the Law Offices of Barry M. Goldstein, I have a long history of serving injured people in Queens. With more than 35 years of experience, I will help you determine if someone else is responsible for your injuries and pursue the compensation you deserve after a stairway accident.
Dangerous Stair Conditions
When you fall down a staircase, you may feel embarrassed or the property owner may convince you that it is your own fault you fell. But you should know that many times, stairway accidents are not the victim's fault. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages resulting from your fall.
New York building codes outline strict requirements for staircases. Too often, builders or property owners neglect these requirements and create dangerous conditions such as:
- Uneven stairs
- Risers that are too high
- Treads that are too wide
- Unsafe handrail placement or attachment
- Dangerous materials covering stairways
- Improper lighting in a stairway
- Slippery steps
Each of these problems could have led to your fall. None of them are your fault. Anytime you suffer injuries in a stairway accident, it is important to seek an experienced lawyer's advice. You should not be left struggling with medical bills and other damages if someone else is responsible for your pain.
Call 718.544.7100 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation with me. We will talk through the accident, and I will give you an honest assessment of your case. There is no danger in scheduling this free appointment. My attorney's fees are a percentage of your recovery, so you will not owe me anything unless I recover damages on your behalf.