We rely on handrails to provide extra support when descending stairs or walking across an elevated area. Unfortunately, sometimes, these handrails break, exposing you to a higher risk of accidental injuries.
If you sustained an injury due to this situation, you can contact a Tallahassee faulty handrail accident lawyer from our team at Fasig | Brooks. We can help you Come Back Stronger by helping you file a claim for compensation.
You can contact a Tallahassee premises liability lawyer for help with your legal needs by calling or completing our online contact form.
Can You File a Claim After a Faulty Handrail Accident?
You may qualify for compensation after a faulty handrail accident if someone else’s negligence directly led to your injuries and financial losses. For example, you may seek damages if a property owner allowed you to use a dangerous or defective handrail and you fell.
Property owners in Tallahassee have a duty of care to guests on their property. They must address any potential hazards in a timely fashion once they become aware of the issue. Failure to replace or repair a damaged handrail can constitute a breach of this duty.
However, property owners sometimes claim they shouldn’t have to cover the costs for these accidents by arguing that you did not have permission to be in an area with a faulty handrail. You can discuss these claims with a Tallahassee faulty handrail accident attorney.
What Situations Cause Faulty Handrail Accidents in Tallahassee?
Your attorney can investigate the causes of your faulty handrail accident to establish liability. Our team can handle accidents caused by:
- Loose or broken handrail grips
- Handrails that collapse when under pressure
- Screws or sharp edges protruding from a broken handrail
- Inadequately installed handrails
For example, we may build a claim to bring you compensation if a property owner installed handrails at an inappropriate height or failed to place handrails in appropriate locations around their property.
What Compensation do You Get for a Faulty Handrail Accident?
Individuals who sustain injuries due to a faulty handrail may receive funds to cover their:
Accidents caused by faulty handrails could leave you with broken bones or a concussion if you fall. Our team can help you secure funds to cover your emergency treatment, hospitalization, medical procedures, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and medications.
Our team can also help you secure funds to cover your lost pay, bonuses, or raises for any time you had to take off to recover from the injuries caused by a faulty handrail accident.
Pain and Suffering
Depending on your situation, you may qualify to receive non-economic losses to cover things like your emotional pain and mental suffering after an accident caused by a defective handrail. Your attorney can review the effects of an accident on your life.
How Will a Tallahassee Faulty Handrail Accident Lawyer Help?
A premises liability law firm can handle all your legal concerns after an accident caused by a faulty handrail. We focus on investigating the causes of your accident and showing that the defective rail caused your accident.
We can vary our investigative techniques. Depending on your situation, we may:
- Speak to witnesses who saw your accident
- Review your accident report
- Look for evidence of previous accidents in the same location
- Look for photo or video evidence from the time of your accident
- Go over your medical records
- Work with expert witnesses
Taking these steps can help us build a solid claim to seek damages. We’ll also handle legal communication with the property owner and their insurance agents, giving you time to recover. We’ll answer your legal questions and help with any legal challenges you face.
We can negotiate with insurance agents on your behalf, possibly bringing you a settlement to cover your losses. If insurance representatives treat you unfairly, we can help you file a premises liability lawsuit.
We’ll discuss all available options for your claim when you contact us for a risk-free consultation.
Why Hire Our Team After a Faulty Handrail Accident?
Our team at Fasig | Brooks puts in the work to help you Come Back Stronger after an accident caused by a faulty handrail. We take these claims seriously and use our years of legal experience to develop a personalized strategy to address your losses.
We began handling cases in 2008 and have worked aggressively to assist clients with personal injury and premises liability claims. We maintain open communication and keep you up-to-date about any potential changes in your case.
We also believe in standing behind our record of success. You can find out how we’ve helped clients like you by reviewing our case results. Additionally, we handle these claims using contingency pricing, so you only pay legal fees after we bring you compensation.
What’s the Time Limit on Your Faulty Handrail Accident Claim?
You must file a faulty handrail accident claim before the premises liability statute of liability expires in Florida. The state recently made sweeping changes to regulations surrounding deadlines for legal claims.
Your attorney can review your situation and provide specific information about the time available to proceed with your case. If you wait too long, the court can dismiss your claim without giving you any compensation.
Speak to a Tallahassee Faulty Handrail Accident Lawyer Now
You can hire a Tallahassee faulty handrail accident lawyer from our team at Fasig | Brooks for help with all your legal needs. We’ll investigate the reasons for your accident, focus on your losses, and stand up for you in and out of court.
You can work proactively to secure compensation for your losses by calling or completing our online contact form.