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New York Stairway Accident Lawyer

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Few things are worse than sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to very many people every single day. One of the more common types of slip or trip and fall accidents in Long Island and NYC is stairway accidents. If you’ve been hurt due to dangerous stairway conditions, a seasoned stairway accident lawyer from our legal team is here to help you fight for your rightful compensation. Contact Zlotolow & Associates today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Stairway Accident Lawyer | Here to Fight for You

At Zlotolow & Associates, we are aggressive negotiators and skilled litigators. Our New York slip and fall lawyer will build a strong case for compensation by:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into your accident and injuries
  • Identifying all parties legally responsible (liable) for your accident and injuries
  • Fully documenting your costs, losses, pain and suffering
  • Fighting insurers for all of the compensation you are entitled to receive

Our objective as your personal injury attorneys will be to ensure you do not face a financial burden because of your accident. You should never be left with debt due to someone else’s mistake.

Common Causes of Stairway Accidents

Though stairway accidents can occur for several reasons, they are often the result of dangerous stairway conditions. Just some of the most common stairway hazards that we see are as follows:

  • Slippery stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Debris on stairs
  • Worn-out handrails or steps
  • Missing handrails
  • Uneven steps
  • Missing steps
  • Loose rugs or mats
  • Misleveled steps
  • Steps that are too narrow or too steep

After a Stairway Accident

After sustaining an injury in a stairway accident, the first thing you should do is call the police sot hey can write up a report of the incident and send medical attention your way. After you call the police, you should try to take the following steps:

  • Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  • Photograph or take a video of the dangerous stairway conditions.
  • Notify the property owner of your accident, if possible.
  • Keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injury.
  • Retain the services of a seasoned stairway accident lawyer.

Statute of Limitations

In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York City is three years, but it is drastically shorter if you were injured on property owned by a municipality or the city. In this case, you’ll only have 90 days from the date of your accident to file a Notice of Claim. Our firm is ready to fight for you today. All you need to do is reach out.

Contact a Stairway Accident Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you’ve been unfairly harmed due to dangerous stairway conditions, the time to act is now. Our legal team is here to help you explore your options and fight for the compensation you deserve and need to make a swift recovery. Contact Zlotolow & Associates today to schedule your free initial consultation with our dedicated New York personal injury law firm.

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