Slipping and falling on stairs is one of the most common forms of personal injury accidents. Common dangers include slippery stairs due to a spill or the surface itself. For outdoor stairs, ice, rainwater, and snow may collect on stairs. These normal weather conditions are to be expected, however, they should be properly cleared and properly maintained. Other dangerous conditions are stairs with building code violations such as uneven stairs, or stairs that are not the proper height or depth. Specific rules govern the way stairs must be constructed to promote safety. When a property owner fails to follow building code standards in their construction processes or fails to properly clear dangerous conditions, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur.
Property owners are generally liable for accidents that occur on their premises, including those that happen on indoor and outdoor stairs. In order for the owner of the property to be responsible for your injuries the following must be true:
- The owner or one of his employees must have caused the conditions that resulted in your injuries.
- The owner or one of his employees knew of the dangerous surface but did nothing about it.
- The owner or one of his employees should have known of the dangerous surface because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it.
If you or your loved one have suffered serious injuries from a slip and fall down the stairs, let us fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to set up your free consultation: 718-502-9112 and be sure to visit our website for more information. https://www.karasiklawyers.com/. At Karasik Law Group, Winning Matters! Our office recently settled a slip and fall case involving stairs for over $100,000.00. We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.