Injuries From Broken Or Unsafe Handrails

Guardrails, handrails and stair rails often serve more than one safety function. In addition to providing a hand grip to prevent falls, the rail may provide a barrier between you and an unsafe area. If the rail is missing or broken, you may be exposed to serious harm.

At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates in Anaheim, our lawyers represent people who are injured in accidents caused by a handrail that is missing, broken or defective. Call 714-464-6903 for a free lawyer consultation.

Who's Liable For Injuries From Broken Or Missing Handrails?

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition for guests and others who are on the property legally. If you are injured due to an unsafe condition, the property owner may be liable. Damages in these cases are typically paid by homeowners insurance or business general liability insurance. If the rail was defective or installed incorrectly, the manufacturer or installer may be liable.

The following are examples of negligence:

  • Failure to install a handrail or guardrail where one is needed
  • Failure to repair a broken handrail or guardrail
  • A handrail or guardrail that comes loose or breaks in use
  • A guardrail or handrail that is not installed at a proper height

It is important to take pictures of the broken or missing handrail before the property owner makes repairs. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can take steps to protect your right for full compensation for the harm you have suffered, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

For More Information About Handrail Or Guardrail Accidents

Please call our Orange County lawyers at 714-464-6903 or fill out our simple contact form to get answers to your questions about accidents involving a handrail or guardrail. We never charge for consultations, and there is no obligation.