What’s In A Set Of Stairs? Many Accident Hazards To Watch Out For

This post is written on behalf of Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr.

Just about everywhere you go in the normal course of a day contains at least one set of stairs to navigate. You probably have stairs or steps in your home as well, but these are not typically the ones you must beware of the most.

Commercial establishments in Los Angeles contain many different types of stairs from short to long and wide to narrow. Because you are not as familiar with these as you are with the ones in your home, you could find yourself the victim of a slip-and-fall accident on unfamiliar ground. It turns out that even stairways appearing to be clean and well maintained may present one or more potentially dangerous hazards to users. Here are just a few:

  • Broken, loose and cracked stair treads
  • Stairs and steps covered in carpet
  • Defective, loose or absent handrails
  • Stair treads that are not deep enough to accommodate the entire foot
  • Stairways covered in snow, ice, water or even algae
  • Step risers that are too tall or too short
  • Uneven, worn, damaged or loose steps

According to InspectAPedia, even stairways that are a single contiguous color can cause people to misjudge the steps (height, depth, condition, etc.), resulting in slip-and-fall accidents. Property owners have a duty to provide safe premises for all guests, visitors and customers. This means that you can pursue a legal remedy if you suffer injuries in a slip-and-fall accident caused by negligence on the property owner’s part.

To find out if you have grounds to file a personal injury or premises liability claim, it is wise to take your case to a California lawyer for evaluation. Filing a successful claim can help you acquire the compensation you need to make a full recovery.

No Fee Unless We WIN!

Get your free case review by calling now.
Free Consultation

Share this post with your friends

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
covid 19 novel coronavirus workplace injury work comp lawyer

Coronavirus Q&A With Attorney Sergio Puche

Learn What To Do If You Get Sick On The Job Or Can’t Work Due To COVID-19 It’s hard to get away from the topic of coronavirus, especially with all the recent event cancellations and school closures. There are lots of questions surrounding this new disease: how can the world mitigate it? How will this

Read More »
Los Angeles E-Scooter Accident

Head Injuries Among Most Common in E-Scooter Accidents

Cities that are hoping to reduce pollution and traffic are increasingly promoting the use of electronic scooters, which are often provided by private companies that rent out these devices for a short period of time via a phone application. Residents and tourists alike take these devices out for a ride and then drop them off

Read More »
uber driver background checks

The Uber Safety Report Part 3: Driver Background Checks

In this, the third and final article on the 2019 Uber Safety Report, we will take a look at how Uber background checks its drivers and whether the process is rigorous enough to keep you and your family safe. For more information on what was in the Uber Safety Report, check out Part 1 on

Read More »
uber fatal accident lawyer wrongful death

The Uber Safety Report Part 2: Fatal Accidents

In our last article on the 2019 Uber Safety Report, we provided important information on how to receive compensation if you were the victim of sexual assault on or after an Uber ride. This week, we look at Uber’s data on fatal accidents. Families who have lost a loved one in a fatal Uber accident

Read More »
los angeles uber sexual assault report 2019

The Uber Safety Report Part 1: Sexual Assaults

In this, the first of a three-part series on the contents of the 2019 Uber Safety Report, we examine the horrifying number of sexual assaults that took place against Uber passengers and drivers last year. Sexual Assaults Suffered by Uber Passengers and Drivers: What Are Your Legal Rights and Options? Uber, Lyft and other rideshare

Read More »

$21.5 Million Awarded To Motorcyclist Hit By Driver

As a motorcyclist, you know how dangerous it can be when you’re riding. People don’t always see you, and simple mistakes, like failing to signal, can mean that you don’t have time to get out of the way. When others make mistakes, the reality is that you could be badly hurt or killed.

Read More »
Scroll to Top

Our Phone lines are open!

Get your
questions answered immediately by a Los Angeles attorney