Deadly Folsom Stairway Collapse

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Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Folsom Stairway Collapse

The family members of 26-year-old Shun Xiang Yuan who died in a tragic staircase collapse on July 3, 2015 have filed a lawsuit claiming negligent death.  The man was visiting his friend who resided at the Legends at Willow Creek Apartments in Folsom.  As he ascended the concrete staircase to the third floor, the stairs collapsed and he fell two and one-half stories to the ground.  The staircase fell on top of him.  The man was fatally injured as a result of this tragedy.

Details of the Deadly Folsom Stairway Collapse Lawsuit

The wrongful death complaint alleges that the owner of the complex and their development partners knew it was likely that injury or death could occur to people accessing that particular staircase.

Dry Rot Issue

The lawsuit claims the defendants knew about a dry rot issue on the premises after a prior stair collapse back in 2014, but failed to make necessary repairs.

Additionally, plaintiff’s claim the companies recklessly disregarded unsafe conditions and have failed to comply with building codes.

What is Premises Liability?

When a tragedy like the deadly Folsom stairway collapse occurs to a guest or tenant living on another person’s real property, the actual owner of that property may be found liable (legally responsible) if you can successfully prove that the owner’s negligence led to the death or injury of the victim.  Having an experienced premises liability attorney on your side is imperative if you are making a claim for negligence on the part of the property owner.

Folsom Premises Liability and Personal Injury Attorney

Hello.  I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom Personal Injury Lawyer.  I have been helping people involved in premises liability and stairway collapse cases in Folsom and throughout Northern California for over three decades.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a stairway collapse due to the negligence of another, please call me right away at (916) 921-6400. 

Once you’ve made the call, I will go over all the details of your accident with you.  I am here to provide free, friendly advice at no obligation to you.

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