New York Stairway Accident Lawyer
Stairways are an integral part of most buildings in New York. Unfortunately, they are also sometimes forgotten or overlooked by property owners and can fall into disrepair, leading to the risk of stairway accidents. No matter how careful you are, stairway accidents can happen nearly anywhere — in your apartment or office building, a shopping center, an MTA subway station, and any other locations with stairs.
If you suffered injuries in a stairway accident due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to providing high-quality representation for stairway accident victims and helping them obtain the highest possible verdict or settlement in their cases.
Causes of Stairway Accidents
Property owners have an obligation to maintain the stairways in their buildings and ensure they are free from debris or dangerous conditions. Although some defects are open and obvious, there can also be hidden hazards that cause accidents — such as building code violations.
Other common causes of stairway accidents can include:
- Poor lighting
- Chipped steps
- Broken handrails
- Inadequate maintenance
- Torn carpeting
- Warped floorboards
- Poor construction
The law requires that property owners and landlords keep their buildings in a reasonably safe condition. If a landlord, owner, superintendent, or property management company knows about a hazardous stairway condition — and fails to make timely repairs or warn about the danger — they may be held liable for negligence if someone is injured as a result. An owner or another party may also be held responsible for another’s stairway accident injuries if they created the dangerous condition that caused them.
The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been fighting for the rights of stairway accident victims for more than 30 years. With extensive experience and skillful advocacy, we strive to obtain the maximum monetary recovery available for the harm you have suffered due to the negligence or carelessness of another.
Stairway Accident Injuries
Stairway accidents can be serious — one broken step or missing handrail is all it might take for your life to change dramatically. Injuries can range in severity depending on how the accident occurs and can include broken teeth, fractures, lacerations, nerve damage, a sprained ankle, spinal cord damage, concussion, and brain damage. In some cases, stairway falls can also cause a victim to suffer paralysis or fatality.
Following a stairway accident, it’s imperative to seek medical attention immediately. Sometimes, certain injuries won’t become apparent until several days or weeks later. The sooner you obtain treatment, the faster your injuries may begin the healing process. Importantly, your medical documentation serves as crucial evidence for any personal injury claim.
To determine the extent of your injuries, your doctor may refer you for X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, EMG-NCVs, or recommend any other necessary tests. A course of treatment for stairway accidents can vary widely, based on your doctor’s diagnosis. In many cases, a doctor will recommend physical therapy and chiropractic care. They may also prescribe pain medication or suggest surgery if your injuries are not resolving.
At The Dearie Law Firm, we recognize the impact your stairway accident injuries have had on you — physically, emotionally, and economically. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you will have an attorney on your side who will strive to achieve a fair outcome for your personal injury matter.
Skillful Representation Working To Secure the Best Possible Results in Your Case
If you sustained injuries in a stairway accident on someone else’s property, you may have incurred substantial medical bills and lost time from work. You might also be unable to participate in the activities you once enjoyed. By filing a personal injury action, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your economic and non-economic damages — and hold the negligent party accountable for the harm they caused you to suffer.
Economic damages in a stairway accident case can include unreimbursed medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, lost wages, and other monetary losses in connection with the accident. Non-economic damages can include the pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life you experienced due to your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. will carefully assess your claim and work tirelessly to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. Whether the outcome is reached through litigation or negotiation, we are committed to securing the best possible results.
Contact an Experienced New York Stairway Accident Lawyer
The aftermath of a stairway accident can be overwhelming and stressful. It’s essential to contact a personal injury lawyer who can advise you concerning your legal rights and discuss the remedies that may be available. Offering proficient counsel and reliable representation, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has three decades of experience in achieving impressive results for those who have suffered injuries due to another’s negligence.
The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us for a consultation.