Staircase Fall Accident

If you have been injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident on a stairs, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident. A trip and fall accident may leave you with severe injuries and high medical bills. Contact the attorneys at Sutton & Smyth, LLP to take the first step towards getting the monetary compensation you need for your accident.

Types of Staircase Accidents

  • Broken step
  • Uneven step
  • Steps that are too small
  • Slippery Steps
  • No Handrail
  • Poor Lighting


Staircase trip and fall and slip and fall accidents can cause severe and permanent injuries. However, the laws in New York can favor building owners over accident victims. These are five things you can do after an accident on a stairs to help get the compensation you need:

  1. Call 911
    • Call 911 and request an ambulance
    • Tell them of all injuries, even minor ones
    • Stay in area you fell
  2. Gather Evidence
    • Take photos of the accident scene and staircase 
    • Take note of which staircase your accident took place and of what floors you were between
    • Take photos of injuries
  3. Take Down Witness Information
    • Get names and phone numbers
  4. Seek Medical Treatment
    • Go to a hospital, urgent care center or your primary care doctor
    • Tell doctors of all injuries
  5. Act Fast and Contact an Experienced Injury Lawyer ASAP
    • Contact the experienced lawyers at Sutton & Smyth, LLP 
    • We know what information needs to be gathered to preserve your claim for compensation. Call 877-529-6570 to speak with our attorneys today