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(Main Office and Mailing Address)

Call(518) 274-5820

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28 Second Street
Troy, NY


Call(518) 783-3843

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200 Harborside Drive #300
Schenectady, NY


Call(518) 584-8886

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511 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Injured by Defective Stairs? You May Have Legal Options

Person going down the StairsAttorneys for Victims of Defective Stairs

Serving all of Upstate New York including Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs

Did you slip on stairs or trip in dimly lit conditions, but chalked it up to your clumsiness or bad luck? If a property owner’s code violation or neglected maintenance led to serious injury, E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, can explore a lawsuit for your economic losses and personal suffering.

Our personal injury attorneys have sued owners of apartment buildings, office buildings, hotels, stores, shopping malls, restaurants and other properties for falling injuries caused by defects or inadequate lighting. Contact us today to find out if you have a case.

Understanding Property Defects and Code Violations in Upstate NY

The New York State Building Code governs residential property, commercial premises and places of public assembly. It specifies everything from the height of individual steps to the type of handrail required. It mandates a safe means of ingress/egress and adequate lighting of stairwells, walkways and parking areas.

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy applies decades of experience in personal injury litigation to your premises liability claim. We often consult with engineers, architects and other industry professionals to prove that construction defects, code violations or negligent upkeep led to your slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident:

  • Broken or missing handrail
  • Broken railings on decks or balconies
  • Broken steps, torn rugs or slippery stairs
  • Unlawful steepness or uneven tread depth/riser height
  • Broken or insufficient lights in stairwells and entryways
  • Dark parking lots or parking ramps
  • Potholes or sidewalk defects
  • Snow or ice obscured by bad lighting

Personalized Legal Advice

Based in the Albany area, we have represented injured people in the Greater Capital District, throughout Upstate New York and across most of Western New York State. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone at (518) 274-5820 or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. 

If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation.