STEPS AND STAIRS INJURIES
LAWYER IN PHOENIX
With an emerging skyline and a growing number of multi-level buildings all throughout Scottsdale and the Valley, countless buildings in Arizona have steps and stairways. Whether inside a building, outside, or even underground, stairways can pose a significant hazard to the public. Every year in the United States alone, over 1 million people are injured on stairs.
While other options may be available, many people elect to take the stairs for a variety of reasons. Some may take the stairs as a means of getting some daily exercise, while others may find it a more efficient and quicker way to get to their destination compared to waiting in a packed elevator. In Arizona, maintaining safe steps and stairways is the responsibility of a property owner. And when property owners fail to maintain their stairs accordingly, tragic results like severe injuries, and even death can occur. Enara Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys can help you get compensated when you’ve been injured as a result of negligently maintained stairways and steps.
In Phoenix, the City of Phoenix Building Construction Codes regulates the construction and repair of residential and commercial property. It includes the standards for building stairs and stairways that are necessary to prevent hazardous conditions and foreseeable accidents from occurring. Unfortunately, accidents can never be completely prevented, and still occur often due to defective and broken stairs and steps.
At Enara Law, our team of Phoenix personal injury lawyers have extensive experience with step and stair accident claims. If you have been injured on a staircase in Arizona, we will aggressively represent you to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
CONDITIONS THAT LEAD TO
STEP AND STAIR ACCIDENTS
Statistics from a study conducted by the National institutes of Health have shown that an average of well over 1,000,000 people are treated annually in emergency departments for a stair-related injury. That alone is enough of a reason to ensure that stairways and steps are properly constructed, cleaned, and maintained to prevent from adding to these injury statistics, or even death.
There are a variety of conditions that can give rise to an accident or injury on steps or stairways, and most are avoidable with regular maintenance. Some of the most common that Enara Law’s personal injury attorneys have seen include:
- Wet stairs or steps
- Broken, damaged or uneven steps
- Recently mopped or waxed stairs
- Worn or defective steps or stair tread
- Inadequate or missing handrails and/or guard rails
- Uneven steps or risers of differing heights
- Insufficient lighting
- Non-visible stair edges
- Stairs covered in garbage, debris and or liquids
- Stairs built without a permit or not built to code
- Debris, tools or materials left on stairs by other people or employers, especially construction companies
TYPES OF DAMAGES AWARDED
FOR STAIRS AND STEPS INJURIES
The type of damages and amounts you may be awarded vary from case to case, depending on the severity of injuries and circumstances surrounding the injury. Each case is completely unique and is treated completely different when assessing the compensation you can recover.
However, some of the most common damages awarded in step and stair injury claims include:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of defective or hazardous stairs or steps, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Enara Law are here to help get you compensated, so you can focus on your health and recovery.
HOW MUCH DOES A STEPS AND STAIRS
INJURY LAWYER IN PHOENIX COST?
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We are transparent with our fees, which we charge on a contingency basis- with no hidden fees. That means you don't pay if we don't win.
- We offer a free and confidential case consultation.
- We advance all costs associated with the cases we handle.
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The aggressive personal injury attorneys at Enara Law are ready to help you obtain compensation if you have unexpectedly been injured as the result of a defective or negligently maintained stairway or steps.