Lake Charles Stair Collapse Attorneys
In order for a staircase to actually collapse, serious structural problems must have existed prior to the accident. Though it should really go without saying, property owners in Lake Charles have a legal and ethical obligation to maintain the safety of their property. So, if reasonable steps were not taken by property owners to maintain a staircase that then collapsed, accident victims can and should take legal action against that property owner.
If you were hurt when a staircase collapsed on another person’s property, you have every right to be angry. More than that, you probably have good cause to file a premises liability claim against the property’s owner. That being said, it will be in your best interests to reach out to an attorney who can help you determine what legal repercussions may now be available to you. Once you are ready, Lake Charles stair collapse attorney N. Craig Richardson has the experience and resources to help you exercise your rights.
Determining Liability for Stair Collapse
Structures like staircases must undergo periodic inspection and maintenance if they are to remain safe for guests to use. Bearing that in mind, if you can demonstrate that the staircase collapsed as the result of inadequate maintenance, there is good reason to believe that the property owner may be held liable for the accident. However, it should be noted that property owners may potentially be protected from suit if they can prove that use of the staircase was prohibited—with the use of proper signs and obstruction, for instance—or if they can prove a victim was trespassing at the time of the accident.
Pursuing Compensation with a Stair Collapse Claim
After we are able to determine who is liable for your accident, we will be able to turn our attention to developing a legal strategy that can be used to pursue compensation to offset all of the costs that may come to be associated with your recovery. Though the circumstances of every accident will be unique, there is a good chance that your claim will seek compensation for the following:
- The medical and rehabilitative care you need to recover
- The pain and suffering you have had to, and may continue to, experience
- The income you are not able to earn during your recovery
Our legal team understands just how quickly the economic burdens of a serious accident can accumulate, and we can help you take any legal action that may be necessary for you to hold the responsible party financially accountable for your injuries.
Consult with a Stair Collapse Attorney in Lake Charles
If you or someone you love was injured when a staircase collapsed on another person’s property, you should reach out to an attorney to discuss what legal action you may be able to take against the property owner. Once you do, we will be able to put more than twenty years of our experience to work for you. To speak with Lake Charles stair collapse lawyer N. Craig Richardson about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (337) 381-5349 today.