Broken Hand Rail Caused Fall in Stairway?

Broken Hand Rail Fall Lawyers in NYC,
Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens

A broken hand rail is a common occurrence in a densely populated city like New York. Thousands of New Yorkers lean, push and pull on these railings every day as they climb and descend public staircases.

Use and abuse is a leading cause of broken hand railings. Screws and bolts rip loose from the wall over time.  However, the building owner and property manager are legally obligated to inspect and repair any broken hand rail in a prompt and professional way.

Fell Down Steps with Broken Hand Rail?

New York Broken Hand Rail Fall Lawyers

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If you have fallen on the stairs due to a broken hand railing, take a photograph of the defective condition to use as evidence in court.

You should also take a picture of your own hands to show they are healthy. Also take a picture of the tops and bottoms of your shoes to show they are in good condition and are not to blame for your fall.

When a serious injury results from a broken hand rail, the building owner may also be violating the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Broken Hand Railing Lawsuit in NYC

Common Stair Railing Fall Injuries:

Broken Bones

Head Injury

Organ Damage


Broken Hand Rail Lawsuits Against Property Owners

Be sure to report the fall and broken hand railing to building security. This serves to document your accident.  Reporting the incident also helps protect other members of the public from a similar accident.

Moreover, the accident may have previously been reported or discovered by building management.  If inadequate corrective measures are taken, the property owner could be made to pay punitive damages.

Documenting the fall and obtaining any necessary emergency medical attention are the import first steps.  Next, call an experienced slip / trip and fall lawyer for a consultation and case evaluation.

Our New York accidental fall lawyers can offer a legal analysis of negligence causing diagnosed bodily injures.  Send us your medical records for a free case review today.

Our personal injury lawyers represent stairwell fall victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and across the New York area.

About NYC Injury Attorneys

Michael Hurwitz, Esq. is the managing member of The Hurwitz Law Firm, PC, and is a personal injury attorney representing accident victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout the New York City region.