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Stairs are a Major Source of Fall Injuries among Children and Seniors

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP  Mar. 26, 2012 1:34p

Young children and elderly adults alike share an unfortunate similarity when it comes to slip and fall accidents. Both age groups show high statistics across the nation of fall injuries and fatalities due to accidents occurring on sets of stairs. According to a study done in the medical journal Pediatrics, statistics showed that over a 10 year period, nearly one million children under five years old suffered injuries from falling down a set of stairs. These were all incidents where the child was taken to a hospital because of the seriousness of the fall or the obvious injury. Likewise, a study published by members of the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that slips, trips and falls down stairs by adults aged 65 and older are also a major source of injury. Another characteristic that these two age groups share in staircase slip and fall injuries is that most of these accidents occur in the home. Have you or a loved one suffered an injury from falling down defective stairs? Discuss your case with a New York City slip and fall attorney to find out what your legal options are.

Attorney for New York City Defective Stairs Injury Cases

Defective stairs, poorly maintained staircases and other such negligence can cause a very serious slip and fall injury or even death. If this has happened to you then you should consult with a knowledgeable injury lawyer as soon as possible. Businesses, office buildings, stores, malls, apartment buildings and any other property you can think of may have defective or poorly maintained staircases which serve as a potential danger to those using them. Managers and property owners are responsible for ensuring that stairs are safe to use by keeping them in good repair, well lighted with non-slip surfaces, etc. Shoddy construction or installation, loose or slick hand rails may also be the cause of a fall. Don’t let your claim be put aside or lessened in importance—you have legal rights when it comes to a personal injury that was not your fault.

An experienced and competent attorney with us at Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP has helped clients obtain substantial compensation for their injuries from a slip and fall. Such injuries can be very painful and may take weeks or months to recover from. Make sure the responsible party is held culpable and get the financial restitution you deserve!

Contact a New York City defective stair injury lawyer with us and see how we may be able to help.

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