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Staircases are a quick and efficient way for people to travel between floors. Travelers are sure to find stairs in any building that has multiple floors as a way to facilitate the ease of access. In addition, most states require them for safety reason and also require property owners to maintain the stairwells and keep them in a condition that is safe for travel. Despite regulations for safety, there are many individuals who fall victim to slip and falls on stairways each year. If you or your loved one has been injured in a stairwell accident or incident in the state of Illinois, contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for a risk-free initial consultation.
Hazardous Conditions of Stairwells
In many cases, stairwells present a range of hazards that are unseen and have the potential to cause devastating injuries. The most common forms of hazards on stairways exist due to the lack of maintenance. These include:
- Broken Staircases: A staircase may be deemed broken for a variety of reasons. In some cases, stairwells are missing parts of the floorboards or concrete materials that have chipped away or broken off.
- Defective Railings: Defective railings create a false sense of support for individuals who rely on the railings to safely ascend or descend the stairwell. Individuals who have difficulty traveling up or down a stairwell rely on railing to support their body weight and safely guide them up or down the stairwell. When a defective railing gives way, the individual is likely to tumble down the staircase and sustain serious injuries.
- Foreign Substances: When substances are present on stairwells, it is the responsibility of the property owner to identify and remove any substances that makes travel unsafe. Common substances present on stairwells include food and drink, trash, and other debris. In cases where foreign substances are present, it is especially important to seek assistance from an experienced attorney as the success of the claim hinges on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the accident.
If you have been injured in a stairwell accident, contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Your Skilled Litigators
The attorneys at Newland & Newland are your one-stop litigators for personal injury claims. Our attorneys are aware of what is at stake for you and your loved ones, and we work hard to ensure the highest probability of success.
Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively handle your medical malpractice claim. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of an incident of negligence, you deserve compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for the first step in determining your rights to relief. During the initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances related to a claim and develop a course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Cary.