The law firm of Zalman Schnurman & Miner handles stairway trip and fall matters throughout the New York area. We have many years of experience in all sorts of trip and fall cases. Trips and fall on stairways can occur as a a result of many types of defects such as: uneven steps, steps (risers) that are too high, steps (treads) that are too deep or too narrow. When steps vary from what the stairway pedestrian expects, a trip and fall on the stairway can result, often in serious injuries. Steps that have broken edges (nosing) can also trip unwary pedestrians. Steps that are sloped or pitched forward can cause a pedestrian to slip off. Often the trip and fall is caused by a problem the or lack of with handrail on the stairway. If a handrail is improperly constructed or missing a stairway pedestrian may not be able to keep their balance or recover from a slip or trip on the stairs. Handrails may be too low, too high, too close to the wall, too large to grip, or missing on one or both side of the steps. Foreign objects on a step can also be the cause of a trip and fall on a stairway. Water, oil, garbage or other debris can be the cause of a serious trip and fall accident. Because a person falling down (or up) a stairway often hits the steps multiple times there is a greater likelihood of serious injury and multiple injuries when falling on a stairway than on level ground. Stairway accidents often result in fractures, head injuries and/or surgery. We are familiar with the serious injuries which are caused by stairway falls and how to present them for maximum recovery. If you have fallen on a stairway you will want to retain attorneys experienced in handling such a matter. The attorneys at Zalman Schnurman & Miner are familiar with the relevant building regulations, codes and guidelines which building owners must comply with. We work with experienced engineers and safety experts who will inspect the steps and stairways to determine the cause of your fall and who is responsible. If you think you might need a stairway trip and fall lawyer do not hesitate to contact us at Zalman Schnurman & Miner for a free consultation. Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is a New York law firm that concentrates in personal injury actions such as stairway accidents, ceiling collapses, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, premises liability, trip and falls, slip and falls, snow and ice cases, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, etc. Learn more at www.1800Lawline.com, or contact us at 1-800-LAWLINE, or 1-800-529-5463 Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. handles personal injury actions in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and Rockland County. We can often refer you to attorneys in other areas that we have worked with in the past. The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not meant as legal advice or to cover all possible facts or factors. An attorney should be consulted to discuss specific facts and laws.