Stairway accidents, including a slip or fall, can result in serious injuries, such as sprains, fractures, cuts and bruises, as well as injuries to the head, neck and back. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are experienced representing clients who have been injured in a stairway accident as a result of someone’s negligence.
Stairway accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Slippery floor surfaces
- Poorly designed or maintained steps
- Unsafe or missing handrails
- Improper lighting
- Stairway obstructions
Owners of property, including stairways, may be held liable for injuries that occur on their property under the principle of premises liability. The legal standards vary from state to state and depending on whether the injured person was an invitee, licensee or trespasser on the property. The Chicago Building Code also sets standards for indoor and outdoor stairways.
Premises liability cases involve complex legal issues. Property owners may be able to avoid liability if they are able to show that the plaintiff failed to to protect himself or herself against the injury or that the property owner lacked a reasonable opportunity to correct the condition and avoid the hazard. For these reasons, it is essential to consult with a personal injury attorney that is experienced handling premises liability cases such as stairway accidents.
The Chicago premises liability attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have represented clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including premises liability cases. We will conduct a thorough investigation, including examining inspection reports and maintenance records, physically inspecting the stairway, and consulting with architects and building engineers, in order to evaluate the facts surrounding your stairway accident.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC to schedule a free consultation to discuss your premises liability case