Birmingham Stair Collapse Attorneys
Owning property is a marker of a certain degree of status and it has notable financial rewards. It comes, however, with a considerable amount of responsibility. Property owners are obligated to ensure that they provide adequate maintenance to prevent guests from suffering undue harm. Failure to monitor the condition of a staircase or to repair damage can create the threat of a serious accident. Stair collapses can cause severe injury, and those who are harmed may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit.
If you have been hurt due to a property owner’s neglect of a stairway, we can help you to hold the responsible party accountable. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Birmingham stair collapse attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., by calling 205-414-8160 for a free consultation.
Dangers and Causes of Stairway Injuries
A broken piece of wood on one stair may only result in scrapes or bruises. However, when stairs completely give way, people may suffer from broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, and brain injuries. Sadly, being under a collapsed stairway or falling from a great height may prove to be deadly.
Many times these accidents could have been prevented if a property owner had invested the necessary time and money to properly maintain the staircase. The following may lead to a stairway collapse:
- Rotted wood
- Loose handrails
- Poor stairway design
- Improper maintenance
- Termite damage
If you are suffering from the devastating repercussions of a stairway collapse, learn more about your legal rights today. Contact the Birmingham stair collapse attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160.