New Haven Stairway Injury Lawyers
When stairways are not properly maintained or constructed, innocent people can be severely injured by tripping, slipping or falling down the stairs. Injuries to knees, hips and wrists often result from breaking the fall. Devastating spinal cord and brain injuries may also occur.
At Mills Law Firm, LLC, we can carefully investigate your case to determine if a building owner, property manager or other party was negligent in causing your injuries. If so, we can work to get you the justice and compensation you need to pay for your recovery and move forward with your life. With more than 35 years of collective experience, our attorneys have an outstanding reputation for successfully representing clients in a wide range of premises liability and personal injury cases.
We invite you to contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Haven stairway injury attorneys. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney fees unless we recover damages for you.
Common Causes Of Stairway Accidents
Improper Design And Construction
The heights and depths of stairs are closely regulated by the Connecticut State Building Code and OSHA regulations. Where stairs do not meet applicable standards, the premises owner may be held liable for negligence in the design or construction of the stairs.
Dilapidated Or Missing Railings
Broken or loose stair railings can give way when relied upon to support a person. In some situations, the property owner may have failed to install a railing where one was required by law.
If a stairway is covered in ice, slippery substances, or has been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, the property owner may be liable for falls that result from this inadequate maintenance.
Steps To Take Following A Stairway Accident
If you have been injured in a stairway accident, there are several important steps you should take to preserve evidence and protect your rights:
- Get immediate medical attention for all injuries sustained.
- Call law enforcement to make an accident report.
- Get the name, address and phone number of all parties who witnessed, or were involved in, the accident.
- Do not sign any documents related to the incident or discuss the incident with anyone.
- Take pictures of the scene showing your injuries and the cause of your fall.
- Call Mills Law Firm, LLC, to discuss your rights and options