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Stairwell Accident

Making Sense of a Stairwell Accident in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

The majority of us utilize stairwells daily, and no one expects they will sustain an injury by simply taking a flight of stairs. Unfortunately, accidents can occur anywhere and can seriously impact an individual’s life physically, emotionally, and financially. This makes it critical to contact a personal injury attorney immediately after a stairwell accident.

While some stairwell injuries can be an individual’s own fault due to carelessness or rushing, other accidents are caused by the negligence of a property owner. This negligence is the failure of a property owner to maintain their stairwells and ensure a safe environment. Examples of negligence include a stairwell having insufficient lighting, broken railings, damaged steps, and more.

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Considering the Legal Options Following an Apartment Accident

People who are injured in a stairwell due to the negligence of a property owner may want to hold the negligent party liable by pursuing legal action. In order for that case to be successful, it must be proven that the owner’s negligence caused the accident. The injured party must also show that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the staircase hazard and failed to fix it. This can be accomplished with evidence such as pictures of the hazard, video of the scene, a police report of the incident, medical documentation of the injuries, and any witness statements. 

This legal process can be a challenging and meticulous process, so seeking a personal injury attorney’s guidance may be prudent.  Spear Greenfield attorneys have a combined 200 years of experience in handling personal injury claims. Our law firm has guided clients through the legal process to receive their entitled stairwell accident compensation. 

Below are the initial steps in the process of filing a claim that link to additional information to get you started.

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Available Damages Following a Stairwell Accident

Depending on the type of fall, injuries of a stairwell accident can vary from mild to severe. Yet injuries are only one type of damage from an accident, because burdens can be physical, emotional, or financial. Damages are classified into two separate groups, which are listed below.

Economic damages are the financial damages an individual faces from an injury. Some examples are listed below.

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Funds spent on outside help

Noneconomic damages are those damages that do not carry a clear financial value. Examples are below:

  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

 

Additional Considerations

Determining Liability and Evidence Collection Following an Accident

As mentioned above, the legal process surrounding a stairwell accident requires proof that your injury was caused by another party’s negligence. In most cases, proof is the most effective way to demonstrate negligence. Some important forms of evidence are listed below.  

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Pictures or videos taken by you or other patrons

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Police report

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Surveillance footage

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Contact information from witnesses that saw the accident.

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Pictures of the conditions that caused the accident

Since evidence is critical, there are some essential steps to complete following an accident.

  • First call the police, especially in more serious accidents, because they can help maintain a safe environment and properly document the accident.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene and unsafe conditions if you are able.
  • Ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information.

A stairwell accident lawyer can efficiently gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Your personal injury claim will be successful by proving the following point… A property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a stairwell’s unsafe conditions and failed to fix the hazard that caused your injuries. Proving that is easier said than done, so to learn more about the considerations for involving a lawyer in your stairwell accident claim, click on the link below.

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No matter how serious a stairwell accident is, there can be burdens associated with the incident. Along with proving negligence, it is important to assess damages correctly to ensure you are receiving the rightful stairwell accident compensation. At Spear Greenfield, we have aided clients in comparable situations for over 30 years. Our stairwell accident attorneys are experienced in guiding you through the legal process. With our experience, work ethic, customer focus, and proven track record, Spear Greenfield will earn you justice and maximum compensation! We will go the distance for you, represent your best interests, and fight on your behalf throughout this legal process.

To receive a free assessment of your stairwell accident and a free consultation, please complete the form below. This appointment carries no pressure or obligations, just information. Get the right lawyer, the right advice, right now!

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    Why Choose Spear Greenfield?

    There is no reason to suffer through physical, emotional or financial hardship due to someone else’s negligence. At Spear Greenfield, we have the longevity of 30 years in business, attorneys with a combined 200 years experience, and a proven track record of success. View our settlement and verdict list for evidence of our success. Spear Greenfield has represented countless Pennsylvania and New Jersey clients after they have been injured by the negligence of others. Some additional reasons are listed below as to why Spear Greenfield is the best choice for your legal representation.

    • Spear Greenfield always goes the distance for their clients. We regularly take cases to court, because our legal team is composed of successful trial attorneys. Spear Greenfield is not afraid to dedicate the maximum amount of time and resources in order to obtain the highest possible award for our clients.
    • Our law firm has assembled a team of attorneys who are comfortable enough to guide clients through the personal injury case process but meticulous enough to attend to all the necessary details of that process.
    • Due to our longevity of 30 years as a law firm, Spear Greenfield is respected both inside and outside the courthouse. As a law firm composed of successful trial lawyers with over 200 years experience, signing us as your legal partners elevates your status in the courtroom. Insurance companies are familiar with our law firm and fear our involvement, because we will not let them pressure you to settle for less compensation!

    Please click below to learn more about Spear Greenfield and the aspects that separate us from other Pennsylvania and New Jersey law firms.

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    Personal Injury Verdicts

    The following summary of recent slip and fall accident verdicts and settlements demonstrates our proven track record.

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    $6,600,000
    Fire caused by faulty wiring
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    $175,000
    Stairwell fall from defective handrail
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    $115,000
    Fall due to malfunctioning automatic doors
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    $105,000
    Slipped on a wet floor
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    $80,500
    Slipped and fell from icy steps
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    $75,000
    Slipped and fell from snow and ice

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    As mentioned above, many stairwell accidents lead to physical, emotional, and financial damages, which can be devastating. Ensure your best interests are protected by contacting Spear Greenfield. Our proven track record speaks for itself, and our customer dedication is second to none. Earn your rightful compensation with attorneys that will not only take a meticulous approach to your case but will aggressively fight on your behalf!

    If you or a loved one has been in a personal injury accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it’s important that you contact Spear Greenfield to ensure you receive justice and the greatest compensation. We offer a free consultation to learn more about your case. This appointment carries no obligation or pressure, just information. We also offer a “no fee guarantee”, which states we will not collect payment unless you win. So you have nothing to lose in exploring a legal partnership with Spear Greenfield. Click below to schedule your free consultation today!