Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : November 28, 2022

Dallas Stairway Collapse Attorneys

More than one million injuries occur on staircases each year in the United States, and thousands of these injuries result from the collapse of faulty staircases. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their staircases to ensure the safety of any visitors. If they fail in this duty, victims injured in stairway collapses can hold the property owner and others financially liable for their injuries and expenses.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to a staircase collapse, the personal injury attorneys of The Benton Law Firm can help. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and other damages. Contact us online or at (214) 777-7777 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our experienced Dallas stairway collapse attorneys today.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

A stairway collapse can cause severe injuries. If you or a loved one is recovering from these injuries, you may be wondering how you are going to pay your medical bills and your daily expenses when you can’t work. The last thing you need is the stress involved with legal proceedings. A skilled premises liability attorney will give you the support you need and take care of the complexities associated with your case so that all your energy can go toward healing or caring for your injured family member.

When a stairwell collapses, everyone associated with the property where it happened will likely point fingers at one another. Property owners may blame the general contractor; the general contractors may blame their subcontractors and so on. Do not get involved in this mess. Ultimately, all that matters is that you get the compensation you need for injuries you sustained on a structure that belonged to someone else. An experienced stairwell collapse personal injury attorney from The Benton Law Firm knows how to manage all of the potentially liable parties so that you get the compensation you need for your injuries without the complications and stress you would face if you tried to do this alone.

When you are injured in a stairwell accident, multiple parties can complicate the legal process, including the insurance company. Insurance companies are big businesses, and their job is to settle claims as quickly and as cheaply as possible. These speedy settlements do not take your injuries into full perspective, but if you try to deal with the insurance company, you can lose quickly. Insurance companies can be tricky in their negotiations, and before you know it, you have accepted a settlement that may not cover all your bills from your injuries. At The Benton Law Firm, we understand how insurance companies work because we deal with them all the time. When you select our firm, you get a team of experienced stairway accident attorneys who will advocate for your best interests with the insurance companies.

Why Choose The Benton Law Firm?

When you select The Benton Law Firm to represent your case, you’ll get a close-knit team of legal professionals who are experienced in cases just like yours. We handle stairway collapse injuries, premises liability cases, and other personal injuries with efficiency, practicality, and success. While we can never guarantee results, the millions of dollars we have won for our clients over the years should give you some peace of mind. Our goal is to successfully recover maximum available compensation for our clients in every case we take.

When you bring your case to The Benton Law Firm, you will be matched with an attorney who has knowledge and experience with your particular case type. You will receive personal attention from your attorney, and our team will always be available to answer your questions and give you legal advice. Our work ethic does not stop there. At The Benton Law Firm, we care about the well-being of our clients, and we will ensure that you get the medical treatment you need for your injuries right now, even while your claim is pending. We treat our clients like we would want our family members to be treated, and you will feel that compassion and respect when you call or visit us.

About Stairway Collapses

Over the years, we have seen all types of injuries resulting from stairway collapses. Our team of legal professionals can assist you in getting the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, long-term disability, and other damages.

The most common types of injuries from stairwell collapse include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Fractures
  • Cuts and bruising
  • Broken noses
  • Broken teeth
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Other injuries with long-term effects
  • Wrongful death

The property owners where your stairwell collapse injury occurred should be held responsible. Liability in stairwell collapse cases general falls under premises liability, meaning that the person who owned the place where you were hurt had a duty of care to maintain the stairwell properly. We all know that accidents happen, but proper maintenance for property owners includes making regular inspections and repairs of their premises. Failure to inspect, maintain, and repair property can cause severe, even fatal injuries, and property owners who shirk this duty should be held responsible.

Preventable causes of stairwell collapse include:

  • Poor Construction: The way a stairwell is constructed can cause a variety of issues that compromise the integrity of the structure. Wear and tear on improperly built staircases can cause accidents. If your injury was caused by poor construction, the team that originally built the staircase may be held liable.
  • Disrepair: Property owners have a duty to regularly inspect their property for damage, promptly repair any issues, and warn visitors about those issues in the meantime. Failure to do any of these tasks can make the property owner liable for resulting injuries.
  • Bad Design: Some staircases collapse because they were improperly designed from the start. If your accident is caused by a poorly designed staircase, the staircase designer can be held liable.

These are just some of the causes of stairwell collapses. If you or a loved one has experienced any type of injury from a stairwell accident, please seek legal counsel from The Benton Law Firm today to get the compensation you need for your recovery.

Contact The Benton Law Firm Today

At The Benton Law Firm, we know the devastation that a stairwell collapse accident can have on you and your family. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and other damages. Call our premises liability attorneys today at (214) 777-7777 or contact us online for a free consultation to review your options.

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