When structures are not adequately maintained or built to code, people get hurt. Properties that have poorly maintained structures can cause a multitude of injuries. This includes loose, broken, or defective railings for stairs, decks and balconies. Falling down a flight of stairs or off a balcony can result in serious injury and even death. When this happens, the property owner may be the source of negligence. If your injuries could have been prevented by reasonable maintenance, you may be entitled to compensation.
More than 40 million decks in the U.S. are more than 20 years old. Without the proper maintenance, these structures become incredibly unstable and unsafe. There have been large lawsuits over defective railings that have resulted in horrible injuries and death. With several stories in the news of people falling to their death at sporting events, it is wise to have any decks, patios, stairways or anything with protective railings inspected for everyone’s safety.
Recently, three Wichita citizens were injured when a second-story deck collapsed. It is unknown whether the collapse happened because of too much weight or if it was a faulty structure. Although there were six people standing on the deck, only three suffered injuries. The injuries included a possible skull fracture and brain bleed, a broken ankle and a possible dislocated shoulder.
If your property owner has failed to maintain these structures, which led to an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The same goes for public places such as the mall. You have a right to expect safe conditions in these places. If you have been injured as a result of slippery floor conditions, read our article here.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury or have been injured because you slipped and fell on someone else’s property and it was not your fault, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
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