What You Need to Know About Stairwell Accidents in NYC

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What You Need to Know About Stairwell Accidents in NYC

Many of us have taken a spill down a stairwell at least once in our lives. In most cases, such a fall simply results in some bruises and scrapes, but we can dust ourselves off and move on with our day. Unfortunately, for many people, this is not the case, and if you’ve been seriously injured in a stairwell due to no fault of your own, you should continue reading to learn more about stairwell accidents and how our experienced New York City slip and fall lawyer can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?

Stairwell accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Though at times, they happen because someone simply missed a step, oftentimes, they are caused due to unsafe stairwell conditions. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents are as follows:

  • Loose or broken handrails
  • Broken steps
  • Missing steps
  • Spilled liquids
  • Insufficient security

What should I do after being injured in a stairwell?

After sustaining an injury in a stairwell accident, you should do everything in your power to immediately begin documenting the incident. This means taking pictures of the unsafe stairwell conditions that caused your accident, asking any witnesses of your accident for their contact information, calling the police to the scene of the accident, seeking medical treatment, and retaining the services of a knowledgeable New York City personal injury lawyer who can work to fight for the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for claims for stairwell accidents in NYC?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, meaning wrongfully injured parties will have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. That being said, the longer you wait, the more challenging it will be to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. This is why it is always best to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you can.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call (212) 421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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