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Serious Legal Representation For Staircase Injuries

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, stairs are among the most dangerous spots for slip-and-fall accidents, leading to more than 7 million hospital trips every year – and thousands of deaths.

At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, our attorneys have been successfully advocating for staircase injury victims and those injured in other premises liability accidents for more than 30 years throughout the Issaquah area. Our team knows what it takes to get results.

What Causes Staircase Falls?

Staircase falls can occur due to all kinds of different factors, and they can happen in private homes, apartment complexes and businesses. Some of the most common safety violations include:

  • Poor lighting: Inadequate lighting on staircases can make it difficult for people to see the steps clearly, increasing the risk that someone will misjudge the height of the stairs or make a misstep.
  • Uneven and worn steps: Without proper maintenance, steps can easily throw someone off their balance or cause them to lose their footing.
  • Loose or damaged stair treads: These help people keep a secure footing as they go up and down steps, so any irregularities can cause someone to trip and fall.
  • Damaged or missing handrails: Handrails that aren’t properly secured to the wall or staircases that are missing handrails entirely are always a hazard.
  • Design issues: Poorly designed stairs, including those that have steps of different heights or stairs that are too steep and narrow, pose a much higher risk of accidents than those more carefully crafted.

Slip-and-falls on staircases can easily lead to multiple broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage and paralysis, among other injuries.

Call Today To Talk To A Lawyer

A slip-and-fall accident can have long-lasting consequences for your entire life. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, you will work directly with a Washington attorney who can advocate for you throughout every stage of your claim. Use our online contact form or call 206-981-5043 to schedule your free consultation. We take no fees unless we recover money for you.