Los Angeles Fire Escape Injury – How a Lawyer Can Help

fire-escapeIf you have been injured on a fire escape in or around Los Angeles, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

When are landlords liable for fire escape injuries?

Some landlords allow tenants to use their fire escapes as an extension of their apartment. In these cases, a fire escape should be kept safe to use just like a staircase or escalator or any other part of the premises. In some cases, landlords may have a sign in place or something which says to use the fire escapes in the event of an emergency only, but it is well known that people spend time on them due to plants, ashtrays or even sofas on the fire escapes. When a landlord knows of a danger, or should have known of a danger on the fire escape, and someone is injured on it due to the landlord or property owner’s negligence or failure to warn of the dangerous condition, victims may seek to hold property owners accountable with premises liability lawsuits.

Common fire escape problems

A fire escape is meant to save your life in the event of a fire, but they are often made of steel and exposed to the elements so they rust, get worn, and even come loose from buildings. Some common problems which cause injuries include:

  • Holes in the flooring of fire escapes which cause trips and falls
  • Rusty or deteriorated beams
  • Loose railings
  • Missing slats
  • Loose anchorages
  • Broken or loose bolts
  • Fire escape collapse

Injuries include

Falls from fire escapes can be fatal. In other cases, people may fall 1 story and break bones. Head and brain injuries are common. Many of these injuries stem from these types of accidents:

  • Injuries from trip and fall accidents
  • People falling down stairs
  • People falling over railings
  • Death from fire escapes which fall

Injured on a fire escape?

If you were injured on the fire escape balcony, stairs, or ladder, contact us today. The call is free and we will be happy to take a look at your case. If an insurance company calls you to take a recorded statement, do speak to an attorney first, especially if there are serious injuries involved.

Sherman Oaks, CA

Law Offices of Steers & Associates
5900 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 270
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Phone: (800) 824-5416
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Steers & Associates
445 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (800) 824-5416
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Lancaster, CA

Law Offices of Steers & Associates
1805 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (800) 824-5416
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Riverside, CA

Law Offices of Steers & Associates
11801 Pierce Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Phone: (800) 824-5416
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Long Beach, CA

Law Offices of Steers & Associates
111 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (800) 824-5416
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Whittier, CA

Now serving Whittier and the surrounding communities
Phone: (562) 320-8684
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 9:00am – 5:30pm