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Staircase Safety Tips

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Stairway Fall Lawyer. Falls account for an estimated 8.9 million visits to the emergency room each year and are the third leading cause of accidental deaths. Nearly 30,000 people die because of fall injuries each year. A 2012 study on childhood injuries found that nearly 100,000 children fall down the stairs each year. More serious injuries occur when traveling down a stairway than up.

A Spill, a Slip, a Hospital Trip

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Stairway Injury Cases Require a Thorough Investigation and Detailed Analysis

A fall down a flight of stairs can result in a victim suffering catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Stairway trips and falls are especially dangerous to individuals who are over the age of 60 or have certain preexisting conditions or injuries. When you fall down a stairway on property belonging to another (even if you are a tenant and the property is owned by a landlord), premises liability law may entitle you to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses you experience as a result of the accident.

A premises liability case seeks to hold a property owner responsible for the losses and expenses an injury victim sustains while lawfully on the owner’s property as a result of a dangerous condition that the property owner knew about – or should have known about – but did not adequately address. While a slip on a wet floor and a fall down stairs may both fall under the general heading of “premises liability lawsuits,” there are unique aspects about your stairway accident that may warrant the assistance of an experienced stair accident lawyer.