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Reasons why stair accidents happen

| Aug 29, 2018 | Premises Liability |

We tend to use stairs in almost any type of building or premises that we encounter. We often use many different staircases every day, and it is likely that we do not even notice when we are doing so. Using stairs is such an automatic activity for many of us that we expect the steps to be uniform in height and to be safe for use. Therefore, when they are not as we expect them to be, accidents and injuries can occur as a result.

If you have suffered an accident or injury while using stairs in the state of Arizona, it is possible that you will have had to take time off work in order to recover, suffering from a loss of wages as a result. In addition, it is likely that you needed to pay for medical treatment. If it can be proven that your injury was a result of negligence by the premises owner and/or manager where you injured yourself, you may be successful in an attempt to recoup compensation.

The common causes of stair accidents

One of the most common causes of accidents on stairs is not due to the stairs themselves but due to poor lighting. Any staircases that are poorly lit should have luminous strips in place to make the steps visible.

Often, stairs also cause accidents when they are wet or have items left on them. In addition, they can be especially dangerous if the heights or widths are uneven.

It is important to take action if you believe that a premises owner and/or manager was irresponsible and caused you to suffer from an accident on the stairs in the state of Arizona.

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