Few accidents are more startling than those involving stairways, as that sudden sinking feeling is unique to serious falls. Unfortunately, stairway accidents frequently lead to very serious injuries, and if you have recently sustained such an injury in a stairway, you should speak with an Atlanta stairway accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact The Jones & Jones Law Group to learn more about stairway accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one.
Should I Hire an Atlanta Stairway Accident Lawyer?
Winning premises liability claims is seldom easy here in Georgia, which is why if you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you cannot hire just any attorney; you need an Atlanta injury lawyer with years of experience handling personal injury claims on behalf of individuals just like you. You’ve just found that lawyer here at The Jones & Jones Law Group.
Common Causes of Stairway Accidents
Stairway accidents can happen for a wide array of reasons. In many cases, they are a result of someone simply missing a step and taking a nasty fall. However, in other circumstances, they are the result of a property owner simply failing to ensure that his or her stairwell is safe for all those who use it. Some of the most common causes of stairway accidents that our firm sees are as follows:
- Broken railings
- Missing or loose steps
- Insufficient lighting
- Lack of security
- Uneven steps
As long as we can prove that your injuries were caused directly by the property owner’s negligence, you should recover financial compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the financial cost of an injury, such as the following:
- The cost of surgeries
- The cost of overnights at a hospital
- The cost of rehabilitation
- Lost wages as a result of being unable to return to work
Non-economic damages deal with the emotional impact of an injury, including the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Claims in Georgia
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Georgia is, generally, two years, which means that you are required to take legal action against the liable party within two years of the date of your accident occurring. Our firm is here to help you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact an Atlanta Stairway Accident Lawyer
Stairway accidents are frequently both physically and emotionally traumatic, and if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one, you should not have to fight the uphill battle on your own. Our firm is ready to help you in any way we can. Contact The Jones & Jones Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.