If you have suffered an injury due to a faulty handrail slip and fall, you could be eligible for compensation. Contact our experienced Buffalo slip and fall injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and get started on filing a claim. We will guide you every step of the way and act as your personal advocate throughout the duration of the case. Let our experience and dedication work for you.
Faulty Handrail Slip and Fall | What to Know
Sometimes, injuries are caused on staircases by a faulty handrail. They’re not secured properly, the handrail’s too low, or it isn’t graspable. You’ve probably seen these stairways where they have 2x4s or 2x6s as handrails. Well, that’s not good enough. The law requires that you’re able to grasp onto the railing, in case you do stumble, and that it prevents you from falling.
Railings serve a purpose. They make sure that if people do happen to stumble on stairs – because people do –handrails are there to make sure that they don’t fall. You have to make sure that that handrail is properly secured, that it’s the right height, and that it’s proper as far as being able to grasp onto.
It’s very important, in these types of cases, to get photographs, measurements, things of that nature. We have code enforcement experts that we use on a regular basis, that get out and get the proper measurements, and then we can look at building codes and property maintenance codes to determine whether or not the owner of the property was in compliance. If they weren’t in compliance, you have a pretty strong case.
Contact our experienced Hamburg slip and fall injury lawyers for a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.