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Manatee County Stairway Accident Lawyers

Many of us use stairways on a daily basis–whether at work, while shopping, or otherwise. That said, we seldom expect to encounter any danger while simply moving up or down a floor, however, hazardous stairway conditions can pose a very real risk to pedestrians. If you were recently injured in a stairway slip or trip and fall accident due to no fault of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact the skilled Manatee County stairway accident lawyers here at Becker & Lindauer, LLC for guidance.

Stairway Accident Lawyers | Here for Trip/Slip & Fall Victims in Florida

Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe for all who lawfully use them. If you sustained an injury in a stairway because of a safety hazard that should’ve been remedied by the property owner, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Reach out to our seasoned Manatee County slip and fall lawyers so we can get started working on your case.

Common Stairway Safety Hazards

Stairway accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though they are most often a result of dangerous stairway conditions. Some of the most common stairway safety hazards we see are as follows:

  • Uneven or missing steps
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Insufficient maintenance/upkeep
  • Dangerous stairway design
  • Clutter on stairs
  • Lack of handrails or defective handrails
  • Lack of non-slip tread
  • Broken steps
  • Poor lighting

Do You Have a Valid Claim?

To have a valid premises liability claim, you will have to prove that the property owner either knew or should have known about the hazardous stairway conditions, failed to address the issue timely, and that the hazard was the direct cause of your accident. You must also prove that the accident resulted in damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

To prove as much, you and your attorney will have to gather and present evidence that sufficiently corroborates your claim. Some of the most useful types of evidence when it comes to premises liability claims are as follows:

  • Pictures of the unsafe stairway condition(s)
  • Surveillance footage of the accident
  • Witness statements
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene (if you called emergency medical services)
  • Medical documents and bills regarding your injuries

Don’t Wait–File Today

Though you may be hesitant to initiate a premises liability claim, the truth is that the sooner you do, the better. Furthermore, the statute of limitations for most injury claims in Florida is two years, meaning accident victims typically only have two years from the date of their accident to sue. Our Manatee County stairway accident lawyers stand ready to fight for you.

Contact Our Bradenton Stairway Accident Lawyers Today

Don’t initiate the claims process without a seasoned attorney in your corner. Contact Becker & Lindauer, LLC today so we can begin fighting for the full and fair compensation to which you re entitled.