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Stairwell Falls Can Cause Serious and Permanent Injuries to Victims – What Are Your Rights?

StairsSlip and fall injuries are some of the most commonly experienced injuries in America. Stairwell falls, which can result in short-term, long-term, or even permanent disability, are included in that statistic, and under the right situation, victims may be owed compensation for any losses or expenses they may have experienced. Learn more about the injuries that victims may sustain in a stairwell injury, learn how to determine if you may be eligible, and discover what a seasoned attorney can do to assist in your personal injury case.

Stairwell Falls and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Of all the injuries that victims can sustain in a stairwell injury, traumatic brain injury is the most common. It can also be one of the more severe injuries that victims sustain. In the worst of cases, this type of injury can cause extreme swelling of the brain and death. However, even in less severe cases, victims may experience long-term or even life-long complications, such as memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and persistent headaches.

Other Common Stairwell Injuries

Although head injuries are some of the most concerning, there are other types of injuries that a victim may sustain in a stairwell fall. Some of the most common include

  • Broken bones,
  • Facial fractures,
  • Sprains and strains,
  • Contusions,
  • Lacerations,
  • Organ ruptures, and
  • Abrasions.

Victims may also experience puncture injuries or crushing injuries if they were carrying a heavy or dangerous item when they fell. Debris on the stairwell may also result in injury to the victim.

Understanding Your Rights After a Stairwell Injury

Not every stairwell fall may entitle a victim to compensation. However, victims are still encouraged to have their case examined by an attorney after a slip and fall accident – especially if the fall occurred on government property, business property, or someone else’s residential dwelling. If an element of negligence exists, and if certain other factors are present in the case, an experienced attorney can protect your rights and best interests while assisting you in your pursuit of damages. Medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages are just a few examples of the losses that victims may be compensated for in a slip and fall injury case.

Contact Our San Jose Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a stairwell accident, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, we can examine your case, explain your options, and assist you in effectively navigating through the claims process. No matter what the situation, our seasoned San Jose slip and fall injury lawyers will aggressively pursue the most compensation possible for your situation. Call (408) 289-1417 today.

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