Most of us find ourselves using staircases at least once a day. Though most of the time we go up and down flights of stairs without incident, staircase accidents are possible, and they may happen more than you think. If you have been injured in a staircase accident, you are most likely now looking into financial compensation to help you recuperate. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please read on and speak with our experienced Maryland premises liability attorneys today.
What can cause a staircase accident?
Staircase accidents often happen suddenly and without warning, which is part of what makes them so jarring. Some of the most common causes of staircase accidents can include damaged or missing steps, broken handrails, poor lighting, unevenly spaced stairs, and more. If you were injured for any of these reasons, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
What should I do after being injured in an accident?
If you are injured in a staircase accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. An ambulance will be sent to your location to treat your injuries and the police will write a report documenting the incident that took place. From here, if you are capable of doing so, ask any witnesses to the accident for their contact information. They may vouch for you and corroborate your story, if need be.
Finally, you should ensure you hire an experienced attorney who knows how to effectively gather and present evidence on your behalf to prove that you were injured as a direct result of a property owner’s negligence. Our firm will tirelessly work to recover surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, and more.
How long will I have to sue after being injured in a staircase accident?
When you are injured, you are granted a certain amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, so you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm has helped wrongly injured individuals recover the compensation they need for years–let us do the same for you.
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.