Slip and Fall: Faulty Stairs
It is a property owner’s duty to ensure that all stairwells in their establishment have adequate lighting, with sturdy handrails on both sides. It is also vital to ensure stairs are not slippery and to provide visible warning signs whenever stairs have been freshly mopped or waxed. Failing to do any of these things can result in someone slipping, tripping and falling down the stairs. For obvious reasons, falling down the stairs versus falling on a flat surface can result in more devastating injuries, especially for senior citizens who have more fragile bones and are more prone to serious injury. In many cases, these types of slip and fall accidents can be deadly.
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Falling down the stairs can result in:
Additionally, property owners must ensure that all of the steps in a staircase have visible edges and the same amount of depth and rise. They must also be free of obstacles and debris, which are other causes of slip and fall accidents. Although it is important to always take caution when walking down steep areas such as stairways, some conditions are out of peoples’ hands and could have easily been prevented if the property owner took all the necessary safety precautions.
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