Without stairs, life would be much different. Fortunately, they offer a degree of convenience in both architecture and life. Many houses and buildings have a certain degree of stairs, and people use them every single day without incident. However, there are times when accidents do happen on stairs and those accidents are due to poor maintenance, poor design, obstacles in the way, or the stairs may be wet without the proper warnings posted.
When a staircase accident occurs and someone else is at fault, you have the option of holding them accountable for the costs related to your injuries. With the help of a southern Minnesota personal injury lawyer, you can hold the responsible party accountable so that you do not have to pay the monetary consequences while you deal with the physical and emotional consequences.
Building A Solid Premise Liability Claim For You
It is very important that your attorney builds a solid premise liability claim for you so you can recover compensation. The information within the claim can be used to negotiate a settlement that is adequate enough to pay your expenses and help you get back on your feet. If a settlement cannot be reached, then your attorney can take your case to trial.
Some of the common types of staircase accidents include:
- Wet or slippery staircases with no posted warnings
- Poorly designed or maintained staircases
- Poorly constructed staircases
- Poorly constructed staircases that collapse
- Staircases that are dangerous for children, resulting in accidents
- Trip and fall accidents because of an obstacle left on the stairway
- Proper safety measures not put in place, such as banisters
There are many ways in which a person can be seriously injured on a staircase. Some common injuries include broken bones, head trauma, fractures, back injuries, strains and sprains, muscle tears, and spine injuries. Individuals have also passed away after a stairway accident and such a case could be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Your Mankato personal injury attorney will pursue the insurance company for the highest possible consultation. Most of the time it is an insurance company offering a settlement that is hardly ever high enough. Your attorney, however, knows how to negotiate, and many times our attorneys are able to negotiate full and fair settlements that help clients move on. When the insurance company won’t settle, then it is time for a jury to decide and those monetary awards can be quite high. The goal of your attorney, nonetheless, is to ensure that you have the best quality of life.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney
The owner of a home or building has a responsibility to ensure that stairways are safe to use and, if not, that they be blocked off or proper warnings posted. If you have been injured in a staircase accident that was the fault of another party, you may be able to hold them accountable for your injuries. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.