When you take a fall on slippery steps, it hurts. In some cases, you may suffer serious injury. When that happens, you may be concerned about how to pay for medical expenses. In addition, an injury from a fall down stairs can mean you miss work as you recover from your injuries and may then be concerned about lost wages.
Stairs are common in office buildings, apartment complexes, and homes. People hurriedly climb stairs without looking where they are placing their feet—sometimes with an armful of boxes or papers. However, others are very careful—even using the handrail.
Who Is Responsible for Your Fall on Slippery Steps?
What happens when someone is injured after falling on stairs by no fault of their own? Maybe the no-slip paint had worn off, and a rain caused the stairs to become slippery? Or—perhaps—the handrail was unstable, providing little to no support for the person climbing the stairs?
Someone injured by falling on stairs may have a premises liability claim against the party that owned or had the responsibility to maintain the stairs.
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury from falling down slippery stairs, we can help. Contact a board certified personal injury attorney at Terry Bryant Injury and Accident Law to evaluate your potential claim. Our consultations are free and you won’t pay us unless we win.