Injuries in Stairwells
Any time a person falls down a set of stairs they are at risk for an injury that can impact them for the rest of their lives. A person who suffers an injury due to a fall in a stairwell should contact experienced legal counsel to discuss a potential claim. There are many reasons that a person can fall in a stairwell. A personal injury attorney can assist in evaluating the facts of the fall and determine if a viable case exists.
The attorney evaluating the claim will want to know some basics about the stairs where the injury took place. The first would be whether the stairs was inside or outside. If the stairs was outside, the weather conditions at the time of the fall and prior to the fall would be important. Secondly, the attorney would want to know who is the owner of the stairwell. Beyond the basic information about the stairwell, the attorney would have many questions regarding the specific facts of the stairwell fall.
If you or a loved one have suffered a fall down a stairwell, take time to contact an attorney to discuss the case. In an average year in the United States, over 1 million people will fall in staircases. Many stairwell accidents will involve the young or the elderly. At Herrick & Hart, we offer a free consultation on personal injury cases. We have helped individuals injured on stairs and we stand ready to serve you.