Defective Stairs/Inadequate Lighting in New York

Many times, people who trip and fall on a staircase or in a stairwell blame themselves for being clumsy and assume the accident was their own fault. This is not always true. Sometimes serious trip-and-fall accidents happen because of negligence on the part of a property owner or due to a building code violation.

At Block O'Toole & Murphy, we can carefully investigate your case and help determine if a building owner, property manager or other party may be liable for your damages. As one of New York's premier personal injury law firms, we have an outstanding reputation for successfully representing clients in a wide range of accident and injury cases. Our lawyers have obtained more than $850 million* in verdicts and settlements for our clients in the aggregate.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Involving Stairs or Lighting

Our premises liability attorneys handle a wide range of accident and injury cases involving defective stairs or inadequate lighting in New York. Such accidents and injuries may be caused by:

  • Stairs built without a permit or not built to code
  • Insufficient lighting on the stairway
  • Wet or icy steps
  • Worn or defective stair treads
  • Uneven risers or steps of uneven height
  • Debris, tools or other materials left on stairs
  • Collapsing stairways
  • Inadequate or missing handrails

Consult an Attorney for Dangerous Stairs in New York

If you or someone you love was injured by a slip-and-fall accident on defective stairs or because of a trip-and-fall accident involving poor lighting, take action to defend your legal rights and options with regard to financial compensation. Schedule a FREE consultation with the experienced premises liability lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy today. Call our New York City office at 212-736-5300, or contact us online.

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