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4 signs that stairs are well-maintained

Posted on February 9, 2015 4:08 pm under Premises Liability

Stairs are an integral part of almost any establishment. This common feature, however, has also been the cause of many accidents that resulted in injuries and sometimes even death. In fact, the American National Council on Compensation Insurance estimated that between 2001 and 2002, the estimated cost of stair-related fall injuries was considered the second highest, next to the cost of motor vehicle incidents.

As such, it is important for home and commercial owners to keep their stairs safe from any hazard that may result in an incident. A well-maintained stair should have these following qualities:

  • Stair surface, banisters, and handrails are free from any obstruction, splinter, or nail that could cause fall
  • Stair surface is free from any wet spots or debris that could make it slippery
  • No holes, cracks, or any other breakage are present
  • The stairs are well-lit

Owners have the responsibility to maintain the safety of the stairs in their premises. If you think an injurious stair accident resulted from an owner’s negligence in Milwaukee, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help you file a claim against the party involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed today.