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Missing or Broken Steps

If you are a property owner, it is your responsibility to make the premises as safe as possible. If you fail to do so, and someone gets injured on your property, it can result in an emotionally trying and expensive lawsuit.

Steps are a structural element that can be dangerous in the safest of circumstances. A defect or damage can result in a situation that is especially hazardous to people who walk on them. 

Read on to find out more about common stair defects, the injuries that can occur and what you can do if you were injured on broken steps.

Common Staircase Problems

Here are some defects that are commonly found in stairs:

  • Slippery treads
  • Loose or missing handrails
  • Poor lighting
  • Loose or ripped carpet
  • Loose boards
  • Tilted or uneven steps
  • Overly steep stairs

Common Broken Stair Injuries

There are many types of injuries that occur as a result of tripping and falling down stairs. These include: 

  • Skull fractures
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries 
  • Internal bleeding
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • A concussion
  • A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Facial Injuries

What to Do If You Were Injured by Broken Stairs

If you were injured falling down stairs, the best thing to do is team up with a Columbia premises liability lawyer. A good lawyer will help you build a strong case which involves proving that it was the property owner’s negligence that caused the injury.

They will also help determine what type of compensation you are eligible for and the amount of compensation you can expect. Compensation can be awarded for things like medical expenses, a loss of wages and pain and emotional suffering.

If you are looking for a South Carolina lawyer to represent you following an accident on broken stairs, Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers is highly recommended. Michael Jeffcoat has a long history of helping people in personal injury cases. His team is known for their honest evaluations, reasonable rates and aggressive representation. They will see to it that justice is served and give you the closure you need to move on with your life.

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