Accidents Caused by Broken Handrails or Stairs
Leav & Steinberg LLP has helped many clients who have suffered injuries from falling down stairs receive the compensation they need to help them get back on their feet. If you’ve been injured because of broken handrails or stairs in New York City, we’re here for you.
Broken Handrails or Stair Accidents in New York
For people who live in New York City, using stairs is a part of daily life. However, improperly maintained stairs, handrails, or escalators can cause avoidable accidents. Falls on stairs often cause substantial injuries, such as broken bones, lacerations, brain injuries, and even paralysis or death. Property owners can be held legally liable for these accidents if their negligence leaves stairs with various issues. This includes but is not limited to:
- Uneven or broken steps
- Broken handrails
- Clutter from debris
- Snowy, wet, or icy steps
- Poor lighting
Accidents Involving Broken Handrails or Stairs
According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, more than 1 million Americans of all ages injure themselves on stairs each year, particularly children and the elderly. Additionally, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 17,000 people are injured on escalators every year. When these falls occur due to the negligence of the property owner or government agency that is supposed to maintain the premises, victims can suffer life-changing injuries that prevent them from working, taking care of themselves, or living their daily lives. In these cases, victims are entitled to seek financial compensation to help them cover medical bills, make up for time off of work, and support their families.
How Leav & Steinberg Can Help
Many law firms avoid taking on broken handrail or stair accident cases because they can be challenging. Instead of taking the time to learn about the client’s circumstances, some lawyers refuse to accept these cases because they think they’re less profitable. Our team of experienced attorneys has the knowledge and skills to move forward with your claim swiftly. Our clients take precedence over our profits. We don’t charge attorney fees until your case has been won. Your case is important to us, and our dedicated team of lawyers is always available to answer your questions.
If you have been hurt because of broken handrails or stairs in New York City, Leav & Steinberg can provide the legal guidance you need to receive the compensation you deserve. To request a free consultation, contact us today at 212-766-5222.