While sometimes used solely for decorative purposes, railings are often installed for safety reasons. Railings provide safety by providing a guard against steep declines or drops.
After many people use railings, they eventually become worn down and need to be repaired or replaced. However, if they are not taken care of, then they could break of fall apart.
Such an accident could cause someone to fall off a sidewalk and slip on a steep decline. If these accidents lead to an injury, then the party responsible for maintaining the rail could be held liable for damages.
If you or anyone you know has been injured because of a defective rail, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.