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Poorly maintained stairways can be treacherous for unsuspecting visitors to a property. Staircase accidents can cause serious injuries or death. If you have suffered staircase injuries because of someone else’s negligence, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC right away for a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC?

  • Our firm will handle every aspect of your staircase injury claim so you can focus on your recovery.
  • We have more than 20 years of experience representing injured people in staircase accident cases and a range of personal injury matters.
  • We work hard to provide you with the aggressive and effective legal representation you need.

Causes of Staircase Accidents and Injuries

Many staircase accidents are caused by unsafe conditions on the property. Common causes include:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Worn carpet
  • Slick or slippery surfaces
  • Defective or missing handrails or banisters
  • Chipped, uneven, or wobbly steps
  • Disproportionate step height or depth

Common Staircase Injuries

Stair-related falls can cause a wide range of minor to serious injuries. Serious injuries sustained in staircase accidents may include:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Fractured hip
  • Broken wrists or ankles

Who Is Liable?

When staircase injuries are caused by unsafe conditions on a property, the property owner may be liable for your accident and injuries. Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition to protect legal visitors to the property from harm. If the property owner failed to do so and failed to adequately warn against the danger, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation.

Elements of a Staircase Injury Claim in New York

Property owners in New York have a duty to provide a safe environment for any visitors lawfully on the property. To pursue a premises liability claim for compensation in a staircase injury matter, you must establish the following elements:

  • You were lawfully on the property where your accident and injuries occurred: (If not, you will need to show that the property owner was aware you were trespassing.)
  • The property owner was negligent in correcting the unsafe condition: To prove this, you must show that the owner knew or should have known about the problem and failed to make sufficient repairs or adequately warn about the danger.
  • The property owner’s negligence caused your injuries.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Proving negligence and liability in a premises liability claim can be a challenge. It is in your best interests to have an experienced personal injury attorney by your side. Our Brooklyn premises liability lawyers can:

  • Investigate your staircase accident to determine cause and liability
  • Collect and preserve evidence in your claim
  • Assess the full extent of your losses
  • Construct a strong case based on the facts
  • Negotiate skillfully with the other side on your behalf
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary, to pursue full compensation for your injuries

Get in Touch with Our Firm Today

Many people are injured on unsafe stairways every year. If you have suffered staircase injuries because of someone else’s negligence, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC as soon as possible. Our experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers can advise you of your options under the law.