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Stairway Injuries

Posted on June 4th, 2009 No Comments

Staircases are a common fixture in many residences and buildings across the United States. Both indoor and outdoor stairways require maintenance, and certain fixtures such as handrails and grip pads are a necessity to ensure the safety of all of those who may use the stairway. Property owners have a responsibility to take these actions, and failing to do so may cause injury to others.

If you or a loved one has been victimized by an improperly or inadequately maintained staircase, contact Jacksonville stair injury attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

Possible Sources of Staircase Injuries

Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of those who are on their property, especially if they are there for the purposes of doing business. Unfortunately, there are numerous areas where a property owner may fail to live up to this responsibility and expose their staircase users to unnecessary risks, some of which may include:

Having loose carpeting, rugs, or grip pads on a stairway
Allowing spilled liquid or other substances to remain on stairs, creating a slippery and hazardous surface
Failing to have handrails or grip pads installed on a staircase
Neglecting to use salt or other similar materials in icy weather

If a property owner fails to take these steps, serious injuries can occur, even if a stairway is only a few steps tall. Hip fractures, broken arms and legs, and head trauma are all common injuries that occur as a result of stairway injuries, all of which can carry with them major medical expenses.

Contact Us

Property ownership carries with it serious responsibilities, and failing to live up to these responsibilities is unacceptable. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an inadequately maintained staircase, contact Jacksonville stairway injury attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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