Slippery Steps

by Terry Bryant

slip fall danger

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.

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 a personal injury, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.