Legal Help for Victims of Stairway Cave-In Injuries
Whether you’re looking to stay fit or just use a different route, taking the stairs is a healthy option. In addition, some individuals just don’t trust elevators, however safe they are claimed to be. This could be termed as a phobia, and even though it can be overcome over time, taking the stairs still remains as the healthy way to lose some unwanted pounds as well as enhance heart health and boost cognition. However, what happens when one gets injured due to collapsed stairways which had been working well for some time? Negligence is usually to blame in such cases, and if you investigate the event, you’ll uncover carelessness in the building or maintenance of the building by individuals who owed you something called duty of care which is a legal principle designed to guarantee your safety. In such cases, the best route to take is a stairway collapse lawsuit in order to recover justice and compensation, and we’re here to help with that.
Were you or someone you know injured after a stairway suddenly collapsed? The experienced stairway injuries attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of stellar legal experience helping thousands of people just like you get the justice and compensation they deserve. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 823-0298 to speak with an attentive and friendly attorney for stairway collapse to learn more about your legal options for compensation. What’s unique about us is that we work on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you a CENT as we work on your case, and only do so at the very end and the successful recovery of damages. The number to call is (773) 823-0298, and we serve all stairway injuries victims and survivors in all 50 states.
Here are some of the most common causes of stairway collapses:
- Failure to follow building codes during construction
- Faulty construction or design
- Lack of building maintenance
- Use of substandard materials during the building or repair phases
- Weather damage especially in stairs that are exposed to the elements
- Rotten wood that is left up without replacing for months or years
- The substandard installation of supports which compromises stairway integrity
Stairway collapses may be total or partial, with the first type causing the appearance of a hole between the top step and bottom stair. A total collapse usually leads to someone falling all the way down, or if the individual is at the lower level, will have debris from the stairway fall onto him. Total stairway collapses usually lead to severe leg injuries. a partial stairway collapse on the other hand will cause the victim to either fall back or in front, leading to head injuries, or, if they fell down the stairs, wrist injuries as they try to brace themselves from the fall using their hands.
Legal Help for Victims of Stairway Collapse Injuries – Call Us Now!
When it comes to liability for stairway collapses and the resultant injuries, a number of parties could be at fault: the property owner may be the first in line, as it could be surmised that they breached their duty of care to keep you safe through regular inspections and repairs of the property, or the contractor may be at fault if it is found that they used substandard material or cut corners during the installation of the stairs during construction. Need to learn more about compensation options for stairway collapse injuries and lawsuits? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.