Injuries in Faulty Stairwells in New Jersey

Recovering Compensation for Stairwell Falling Accidents

High, jagged and steep, stairs can be inherently dangerous. Any time someone falls down them, they are at risk of suffering injuries that can affect them for the rest of their lives. They may become catastrophically disabled, and sometimes, stairwell falling accidents are fatal.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a stairwell falling accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the stairwell, or, more than likely, the insurance carrier. If you have trouble recovering a fair amount of compensation on your own, only an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you.

I'm attorney Francis M. Smith, and I have practiced in personal injury law for over 30 years. I help victims of stairwell falling accidents negotiate with insurance companies, efficiently recovering the settlements they need to compensate them for their injuries. Call 908-233-5800 or contact my firm online for a free consultation. I represent injured clients from counties that include Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County.

I Personally Handle Injuries of All Kinds

If a person misses a step or trips and falls in a stairwell, the resulting action is so chaotic that almost any kind of injury can result. Just recently, I recovered $225,000 for a woman who lived in a multi-family building. On her way to do the laundry in the basement, a step broke, seriously injuring her foot. Call me, and we can talk about your accident.

At The Law Office of Francis M. Smith, Esq., I have the experience to handle any kind of injury, and I frequently help clients recover compensation for:

Were the Stairs That Injured You in Violation of Government Safety Code?

Because stairs can be dangerous, the government has created regulations that help make them more safe. Owners of commercial property are required to ensure that: all stairs are of uniform height; there is a banister present; no debris is present; the stairs aren't faulty or deteriorating; and many other safety factors. Residential property owners may have to rectify safety problems or warn their guests about them, or face a claim against their insurance carrier.

In fact, I work with experts to inspect stairways for various dangerous conditions that the property owner should have noticed and resolved so the stairs would be safe.

We can discuss your particular case during a free consultation. To schedule a meeting, call 908-233-5800 or contact my office online today.