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Recovering Compensation After Stairwell Accidents

You may be eligible for financial compensation if you have slipped or tripped on a stairwell leading to a fall that caused injuries. Continue reading to discover the most common causes of stairwell accidents, what you should do after being injured in a stairwell accident, and how to file a successful personal injury claim.

Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss our services. We are here to help with your upcoming legal process. You do not need to go through this process alone.

What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?

Many factors may have contributed to your stairwell accident. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents are as follows:

  • Uneven spacing between steps
  • Loose railings
  • Poor lighting in the stairwell
  • Damaged steps
  • Missing steps
  • Inadequate security

What should I do after being injured in a stairwell accident?

In order to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, you should have a plan in mind after being injured in a stairwell accident. Follow each of the below steps to protect yourself and your future:

  1. Call the police. The police will bring any necessary medical personnel to the scene to treat your injuries. They will also document the accident with a police report.
  2. While you wait for the police and ambulance to arrive, you should take photos or videos of the hazards that caused your accident.
  3. Collect any witnesses’ contact information should you need to refer to their statement in your upcoming personal injury case.
  4. After your injuries have been treated, collected all related medical documentation stating the severity of your injuries as well as the date and time of the incident.
  5. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof needed to recover the compensation you require to heal.

How can I file a successful personal injury claim after my stairwell accident?

You will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence to have a successful personal injury claim. With the assistance of a knowledgeable and skilled attorney, you will take legal action against the property owner. This could the owner of a store, a place of business, or a landlord. Your attorney will then work to uncover the evidence necessary to satisfy the burden of proof for your claim. This evidence will include photos of the unsafe conditions, the police report, witness statements, and medical documentation. Contact our personal injury firm today to begin this process as soon as possible.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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