What Should I do After an Elevator Accident in Maryland?

Elevator accidents are among the most sudden, and therefore some of the most shocking. If you are someone who has recently been involved in an elevator accident, there is a very good chance you are now injured and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any of the damages you have incurred. Please read on to learn more about elevator accidents and how our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need:

What causes elevator accidents?

Elevators are composed of hundreds of interdependent parts, and if one of them malfunctions, a serious accident can occur. Some of the most frequent causes of elevator accidents include abrupt stops, power failures, negligent elevator designs, mechanical breakdowns, driver malfunctions, improper installations, defective wiring, and more.

Do I qualify for compensation after an accident?

After an accident, you will have to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine the exact cause of your accident. In elevator accidents, you may hold a property owner, manufacturer, or designer responsible, depending on the origin of the accident. If you can prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known of the safety hazard and failed to address the problem, there is a very good chance you will have a valid premises liability lawsuit. On the other hand, if you can prove that your accident was caused by a manufacturer who cut corners, or an elevator designer that failed to ensure the elevator was safe before clearing it for production, you will most likely have a product liability lawsuit.

To prove your personal injury claim, our attorneys will recover surveillance footage of the incident, police reports, medical documents, witness statements confirming your claim, pictures of the hazardous elevator conditions that caused your accident, and more.

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

The statute of limitations for Maryland personal injury claims is three years, which means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent property owner, manufacturer, or designer. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be barred from suing. Too many people take advantage of the seemingly large timeframe, only to find that they’ve let their date elapse. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need for a swift recovery.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

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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