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If You Or A Loved One Was Hurt On An Unsafe Stairway

Defective stairways, handrails, and railings can seriously injure you. Property owners should be held liable for those injuries when they have allowed dangerous conditions to go uncorrected.

At Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC our premises liability lawyers help injured victims recover the compensation they need after suffering injuries caused by defective stairways and railings. Call 312-574-3362 for your free personal injury consultation.

Dangerous Conditions on Stairways

Stairways can prove to be hazardous in a number of ways, including:

  • Lack of a handrail when it is required by code
  • Handrails that are not properly attached to the wall
  • Stairs coated with a high gloss paint that are particularly slippery when wet
  • Worn tread on the stairs
  • Risers that are not uniform
  • Improper repairs

Injuries Caused by Defective Stairways

These hazards are easily correctable and can cause painful injuries, such as:

When you are injured because of a defective stairway, you deserve to be compensated for your medical costs and pain and suffering.

Aggressive Legal Representation

Our experienced lawyers can help. Property owners and their insurance companies do their best to avoid admitting liability and paying the injured victims damages. We provide aggressive representation to fight those parties who are trying to avoid taking responsibility for their actions.

Have you been hurt by a hazardous stairway or handrail on someone else’s property? Call Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC today at 312-574-3362 to talk with an experienced injury lawyer about your case. We represent clients in and around the Evanston, and Chicago areas.

We don’t charge you fees until we win or settle or your case. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis.

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