Stairwell Accident Attorneys in West Orange, NJ
Anyone who owns or manages a property in New Jersey is responsible for keeping it safe. When these individuals fail to do so, innocent people can become seriously injured. One of the most common types of accidents that could easily be avoided if it weren’t for a property owner’s negligence is stairwell accidents. These accidents can result in significant injuries that often have long-term impacts on the victims. If you have been hurt in a New Jersey stairway accident, be sure to take your legal options into consideration, as you may be able to recover damages for the burdens you faced. Contact Brown Law, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can help.
Types of Stairway Accidents
When an accident occurs on a stairway, it is important to determine the cause in order to move forward with the case. There are various possibilities that should be explored when assessing your case. A few factors that could make a stairway unsafe include the following:
- Loose or missing handrail
- Poor lighting
- Loose, rotten, or damaged steps
- Unevenly spaced stairs
- Missing stairs
The Burden of Proof
When an individual is injured in the stairwell of a building, they often decide to bring a personal injury case against the building’s owner, landlord, or property manager. This can be difficult to do, as you will be required to fulfill the burden of proof. This means that you must prove that the person responsible for maintaining a safe property was negligent and that the dangerous conditions in a stairwell resulted in the accident. You should try to obtain surveillance footage of the accident if it is available, take pictures and videos of the dangerous conditions before leaving the scene of the accident, collect any pertinent medical records, and gather the contact information of any witnesses that saw your fall occur. Keep in mind, it is always better to have more information about the accident than it is to not have enough. The more prepared you are for your lawsuit, the more efficient and successful the process will be.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident on a stairway, it is important that you consider your legal options because you may be entitled to significant compensation. Our firm fully recognizes the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that you may be suffering from as a result of your accident. Brown Law, LLC is here to help you recover compensation, known as damages, for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of quality of life, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact an Essex County Accident Attorney
If you been seriously injured because of a faulty stairwell in New Jersey, you can count on Brown Law, LLC to assess your situation, guide you through your legal options, and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Stairway accidents can have long-term repercussions and you should be compensated for these burdens. For strong legal representation when you need it most, contact Brown Law, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced team of attorneys.