Faulty Handrails and Stairwells
The Hyannis slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent people throughout the area and across Massachusetts who have been injured in a wide array of accidents, including those caused by unsafe handrails and hazardous stairwell conditions. We focus our practice on serving injured clients, and we are committed to helping them obtain any and all legal remedies to which they are entitled.The Hazards of Unsafe Handrails and Stairwells
Faulty handrails and dangerous stairwell conditions pose a significant risk of injury to those who come into contact with them, particularly because these hazards often aren't noticeable until it's too late. In fact, many people may be surprised to learn that stairway accidents are much more common than those involving elevators, and result in roughly 1,600 deaths a year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. That's not to mention the specific risk posed to children: nearly 100,000 kids are sent to the emergency room each year as a result of falling down stairs.
These accidents can be caused by a number of unsafe conditions, which include:
- Poor lighting
- Damaged steps
- Wet floors
- Debris or trash in walkways and landings
- Cracked, busted, or unstable handrails
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we understand how physically painful an accident caused by a faulty handrail or stairway can be, as well as the significant stress and frustration that comes with mounting medical bills, missed work, and dealing with responsible parties and their insurance companies. The good news is that the law gives you the right to seek redress from a negligent property owner or equipment manufacturer, and we can help you pursue all of the damages to which you may be entitled.We Can Help You Seek Damages for Handrail and Stairwell Accidents
Premises liability is the legal theory under which the owner of a property - whether it's a retail store, a school or public building, or a personal residence - may be held responsible for any injuries that occur on the grounds, including those caused by unsafe conditions involving handrails and stairways. Generally, the property owner is liable for any injuries caused by hazardous conditions of which the owner knew and failed to warn visitors, or should have known with reasonable diligence.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have been representing clients injured in slip and fall accidents, including those caused by faulty handrails and unsafe stairwell conditions, since 1994. With more than 146 years of combined experience, we have the background, knowledge, and ability to aggressively fight for our clients' rights. We will take the time to listen to your story, explain your legal rights, and develop a strategy that will serve your best interests. We are never too busy for you, and will return your phone calls personally.
We also have a proven track record for earning optimal results for those we represent, and we stand by our record: among other victories, we've previously earned settlements of up to $2.2 million for our clients, including a number of six figure recoveries for people injured in slip and fall accidents and other premises liability situations.Helping You Seek Justice
With offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys proudly serve injured clients throughout the state. We offer flexible evening and weekend hours, and will travel to meet you if you can't physically make the trip to one of our offices. Call us at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.