Settlement for a woman who fell down a flight of stairs at her Clinton Township, Michigan apartment building and suffered serious injuries to her neck. The woman was a tenant at the apartment complex and fell down the steps when the handrail on the stairs came loose from the wall. This was a defective condition that the apartment complex was aware of but it was never repaired by the maintenance staff before the incident.
A broken hand rail or loose hand rail is dangerous because it presents a false sense of safety to the person who is descending the staircase. When it give way, the person can stumble and lose balance and then literally tumble down the stairs. The injuries from these falls are often serious, including broken bones, injuries to her back and neck, and even traumatic brain injuries.
The woman suffered injuries to her neck and knee. The injury to her neck was very serious and required cervical disc surgery. She had a lengthy period of recovery and still suffers pain and discomfort in her neck. Our Michigan trip and fall attorneys were able to settle her case for $225,000 before even filing a lawsuit.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries on steps due to a loose or defective hand rail, call our top rated fall injury lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. When a person suffers injuries from a fall due to a broken stair hand rail, there is often a personal injury claim that can be filed against the owner or manager of the property. For more information about your legal rights, call our award winning Michigan law firm now. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until the case is settled or won.