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A missing or broken handrail on a stairway or any walkway can spell disaster. While holding onto a defective handrail, a person can easily lose his or her footing and fall. Or, while trying to prevent a fall, a person may reach out for a handrail that isn’t there. These and other accidents can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries that have a profound impact on victims and their families.
When it comes to accidents caused by defective or missing handrails, our team at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. is committed to helping victims seek the answers and compensation they deserve. Our NYC slip and fall accident lawyers can investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident and its location to see who is liable and how to prove fault. We have the resources and manpower to meticulously review every piece of evidence in order to build compelling, clear cases for our clients.
The victims of accidents caused by broken or missing handrails may suffer a variety of serious injuries:
These injuries can result in the need for extensive medical treatment. Anyone that suffers an injury due to a fall in New York should seek immediate medical attention and hire legal representation as soon as possible. Having a lawyer work on your behalf to gather evidence and represent you in court will ensure all of your legal rights are protected.
Building codes and the principle of property owner liability for maintaining safe premises will influence the validity and value of a case involving a broken or missing handrail. Whether your accident occurred at a commercial, residential, or even government-owned property, our New York City injury attorneys can take the necessary steps to seek justice on your behalf.
As a renter, you should feel reasonably safe in your home, apartment, or other space and have confidence that it is properly maintained and free from unexpected hazards. If you have suffered injury from the failure of your landlord to follow building codes in New York City, we encourage you to file a premises liability claim at once.