Were You Injured due to Unsafe Stairs or Railings?
Premises Liability Attorneys in New York City
Stairwell accidents can cause serious injuries, whether a person tumbles
down a flight of stairs or trips while walking up. If not designed, constructed,
or maintained in compliance with applicable building codes, stairs can
be dangerous and can cause an unsuspecting person to fall and sustain
significant injuries. At Sullivan & Brill, LLP, we have been successful
in holding property owners accountable for
injuries caused by dangerous stairs or steps. Our personal injury team, led by partner Joseph F. Sullivan, has obtained many
settlements and verdicts for premises liability, including stairway defect cases.
We represent injury victims across New York City, including Brooklyn, the
Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island, as well as in
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Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises up to code and
safe for patrons, tenants, and visitors. Sullivan & Brill, LLP has
the proven ability to hold owners accountable for negligence in the upkeep
of steps and stairways.
Accidents can occur due to:
- Stairway collapse
- Broken or worn-out steps
- Improperly repaired steps
- Stairs not built to code (uneven treads)
- Unexpected step-ups or drop-offs
- Icy steps or other slipping hazards
- Torn rugs or carpet runners
- Missing or loose handrails
- Poor lighting
Accidents on stairs can result in back injuries, hip fractures or broken
legs, tailbone injuries, ankle or knee injuries, arm or wrist fractures,
as well as shoulder injuries from trying to break the fall. We work closely
with clients to detail damages for medical bills, future surgery, lost
income, lasting disability, and pain and suffering.
Prompt and Thorough Investigations
Our premises liability lawyers work swiftly to document the hazardous condition,
locate witnesses and obtain other evidence such as maintenance and inspection
records, code violations, or prior lawsuits. We pursue action against
owners of apartment buildings, bars and restaurants, retail stores, and
other commercial properties, and we are prepared to go to trial if necessary
to hold landlords and premises owners accountable.
We offer a
and we work on a contingency basis – no attorney fees unless we recover