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Should I Hire An Attorney When I Get Injured On Stairs?

After an accident, many people are content to simply let the body heal rather than seeking legal and medical guidance. Serious injuries, however, can result chronic pain – a lifelong reminder of the accident.

Tripping and falling down the stairs – whether it is because of faulty construction, poor maintenance or lack of cleaning – can have severe consequences. It is wise to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer who can provide the advice and representation you need.

Another important thing to do is to take a lot of photos to document the condition(s) that contributed to your injury.

What Injuries Can Result From Falling Down Stairs?

Depending on numerous factors, falling down the stairs can result in serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Broken wrists
  • Broken hips
  • Torn tendons and ligaments
  • Dislocations
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage

How Are Accidents Caused On Stairs?

Negligence – either from faulty construction or poor maintenance – can lead to serious accidents. The causes can include:

  • Broken hand rails
  • Torn carpeting
  • Broken tiles
  • Weakness in flooring
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Stairs that are too narrow or too steeply sloped
  • Slippery surfaces

Injuries Suffered on Stair Falls?

At Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, we are proud to represent clients in the Chicago area and communities throughout Illinois who have suffered serious injuries. From vehicle accidents to nursing home abuse to dangerous premises, our staff of dedicated professionals stands ready to fight for you through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier or in court if it becomes necessary.

If you were injured after falling down the stairs, an experienced attorney can explain your legal options. Contact Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, to talk with our team about your case. We represent clients in and around the Chicago area.

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

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