Can You File a Personal Injury Claim in Vermont When You Fall Down a Stairway That Has No Handrail?
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Can You File a Personal Injury Claim in Vermont When You Fall Down a Stairway That Has No Handrail?

| Feb 4, 2021 | Firm News |

Can You File a Personal Injury Claim in Vermont When You Fall Down a Stairway That Has No Handrail and are injured as a result of the fall? The answer is yes.

If there is no handrail on the stairway the property owner has breached their duty to make their premises safe and suitable for its invitees. So if you fell off the stairs due to the lack of a handrail you have a claim. This was a foreseeable risk.

I have settled a number of cases over the years where my clients either fell down the stairs or fell off the stairs because there wasn’t a handroll. In one case my client suffered the following injuries:

●Medial tibial plateau fracture
●Lateral tibial plateau fracture
●Tibial spine fracture
●Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
●Medial collateral ligament (MCL tear
●Medial meniscus tear
●Lateral meniscus tear

My client received surgical treatment as a result of the fall for the following:

○ACL reconstruction
○Medial meniscal repair

If you were injured because you fell down stairs or otherwise injured on some else’s property please call me for free consultation about your personal injury claim that happened in Vermont. I am available seven days a week at 802-888-7707.