Injured in a Stairwell Accident? | What to Know

You may be eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim if you have recently sustained inures in a stairwell accident due to no fault of your own.  To learn more about stairwell accidents and the steps you should take following an injury, continue reading. If you require assistance with your upcoming personal injury claim, do not hesitate to contact our experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi.

What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?

The following are the most common causes of stairwell accidents:

  • Missing steps
  • Damaged steps
  • Loose railings
  • Uneven spacing between steps
  • Poor lighting in the stairwell
  • Inadequate security

What steps should I take after being injured in a stairwell accident?

If you have sustained injuries in a stairwell accident, it is essential that you take the following steps to increase your chances of filing a successful personal injury claim in the future:

  1. Call the police. They will document the accident by conducting a police report. They will also bring an ambulance to the scene to treat your injuries.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, if you can, take photos of the scene.
  3. Take photos of your injuries.
  4. Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  5. Once the ambulance arrives, seek medical treatment immediately.
  6. Once the treatment is complete, collect all medical documentation.
  7. Retain the services of a skilled personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Your attorney may also be able to collect further evidence to support your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is generally three years. This means that you must file your claim within three years of the date of your stairwell accident. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. It is important to be aware of this time period because failure to file your claim within three years may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury firm. We will walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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