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The Dangers of Stair Collapse Accidents

The older a building gets, the more likely it is that it will become structurally unsound. This can be due to a variety of factors including:

  • Wear and tear due to use over time
  • Aging of the building materials
  • Outdated / poor construction techniques or designs
  • Response to other structural defects / instabilities
  • Weathering

When stairs in particular become structurally unsound and fall into dangerous states of disrepair, they pose many risks to anyone located on or near them. Many stair injuries are the result of trip and fall accidents caused isolated problem areas, such as a broken railing or faulty step.

However, far more dangerous is the collapse of an entire staircase. This poses a serious risk for anyone standing on the stairs at the time of the accident, anyone standing next to or below the stairs, or anyone standing on an upper floor that relies on the staircase for structural support.

Stair collapse accidents can be severe, resulting in a variety of injuries including:

  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Bruising
  • Broken bones / fractures
  • Sprains
  • Contusions
  • Head / brain trauma
  • Spinal damage
  • Paralysis or permanent disability
  • Death

Not only do stair collapse victims face a number of physical challenges, but they sometimes have to deal with emotionally scarring, as well. Oftentimes, people who have been involved in a serious accident, such as a stair collapse, will require counseling in order to fully recover from the traumatic experience in question.

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The medical bills and counseling fees associated with recovering from a stair collapse accident can be incredibly high, and victims deserve financial compensation from the property owners responsible for their injuries.

If you have been injured in a stair collapse, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to schedule a consultation.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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