Philadelphia Attorneys For Stairway & Steps Trip And Fall Accident Victims
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Philly Slip and Fall Guys have represented many Philadelphia victims injured on stairs, steps, and ladders in our 30 years of distinguished legal service. Generally, these cases fall under the legal category of “premises liability,” in which a property owner, like the owner of an office building or rental house, failed to fix problems that presented a safety hazard to those using a staircase or ladder.
If you or a loved one were injured in a trip and fall accident on a flight of stairs or set of steps in Philadelphia, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our expert trip and fall lawyers have helped thousands of people secure the money they need, when they need it most.
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Staircase And Steps Trip & Fall Accident Lawyers’ Experience
Stairs and steps present numerous hazards that may cause a trip and fall accident. Our lawyers have handled cases involving the following trip and fall accident hazards:
- The outside edge of many stairs are covered by a metal strip, called a “nosing.” Sometimes these strips become detached, sticking up, and causing a fall down the staircase.
- Handrails are required to aid walkers in walking up or down a staircase. When a negligent property owner has failed to provide a railing, walkers can easily lose their balance and fall.
- Inadequate lighting in a stairwell can cause walkers to “miss” a step and take dangerous tumbles.
- Holes in carpeting on stairways can “catch” toes causing a stumble, or trip and fall.
- In several cases, clients were using fire escapes that had been improperly secured to the outside of their apartment buildings. When the fire escape became detached under their weight, they fell backwards to the ground, a type of fall accident that can cause serious injury.
- Old staircases collapse under walkers causing them to fall backwards down the stairs.
Contact A Philadelphia Trip And Fall Lawyer
Injured in a trip and fall accident in Philadelphia? Don’t let a property owner’s negligence leave you at a disadvantage. Contact the trip and fall at Philly Slip and Fall Guys for a free consultation and begin reviewing your legal options today. Call (215) 600-2426 or complete our contact form.