Many of us are familiar with the feeling of falling down the stairs–everything is fine, and then, suddenly, our center of gravity is thrown wildly off, and there is nothing we can do but put our arms out and hope for the best. Unfortunately for many people, a fall down the stairs can result in very serious injuries, and if you’ve been injured because of unsafe stairway conditions, there is a very good chance that you may qualify for financial compensation, and our Toronto stairway accident lawyer is here to help. Continue reading and contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about these accidents and what our firm can do for you.
Do I Need a Toronto Stairway Accident Lawyer?
Stairway accidents are unfortunate, and, oftentimes, they are preventable. This is why if you’ve been injured in an unsafe stairway, you should strongly consider speaking with a knowledgeable Toronto stairway accident lawyer who can help fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Stairway Accidents
While of course, there are times where we simply miss a step and take a spill, there are other times where stairway accidents are caused by unsafe stairway conditions. Some of the most common causes of stairway accidents that we see here at Merricks Law Group are as follows:
- Missing steps
- Uneven spacing between steps
- Damaged steps
- Loose railings
- Poor lighting in the stairwell
- Inadequate security
The basis of any personal injury claim is proving that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. In this case, we will most likely sue the property owner, whether it be your landlord, or the owner of a store or another place of business.
That being said, to prove negligence, we will have to uncover and use a wide array of evidence, including pictures of the unsafe stairway condition that caused your accident, a copy of the police report filed at the accident, witness statements, medical documentation, and more. Do not fight this uphill battle alone–our Ontario personal injury lawyer is here to lead the charge.
As long as we can win your personal injury claim, you should receive financial compensation to help cover the cost of a variety of damages, including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, emotional distress, and more. Though we understand that in many ways, money simply cannot take away the emotional damage an accident can cause, it can help a person on their road to recovery, and our goal is to win you every penny of the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Toronto Stairway Accident Lawyer
Here at Merricks Law Group, we understand that accidents can happen just about anywhere, and if you are someone who has sustained a serious slip or trip and fall in an unsafe stairwell, you need a lawyer who has the knowledge and skill needed to effectively fight for your rightful compensation. Contact our firm to schedule your initial consultation today.