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    My mother fail down her stairs at her apartment. Their used to be hand rails, but they took them down because they always were damaged by people moving in and out. Is there a pacific law that requirs that apartments that have stairs that a person have to have some kind of way to hold on to something while walking down stairs.

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    Originally posted by Dagvesper View Post
    Is there a pacific law that requirs that apartments that have stairs that a person have to have some kind of way to hold on to something while walking down stairs.
    Probably - you will need to check your county's regulations. Most apt. buildings require hand rails if there are over so many stairs (four for example).

    Did your mother sustain any injuries?
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    • #3
      Yes, broken wrist.

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        Did the apt. building's insurance pay her medical bills? A claim could have been submitted to them for possible payment.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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        • #5
          Almost all building codes and rental codes require properly affixed bannisters.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Betty3 View Post
            Did the apt. building's insurance pay her medical bills? A claim could have been submitted to them for possible payment.
            I didn't make any moves yet. Wanted to get an idea where I may stand. Is there a statute of limitations on claiming an injury?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dagvesper View Post
              My mother fail down her stairs at her apartment. Their used to be hand rails, but they took them down because they always were damaged by people moving in and out. Is there a pacific law that requirs that apartments that have stairs that a person have to have some kind of way to hold on to something while walking down stairs.
              Proprietors or owners of buildings or premises such as apartments have the responsibility to make their occupants and third parties safe. Safety includes making sure that their premises are free from any dangerous conditions such as broken handrails or the lack of it.
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              For victims of trip or slip and fall

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