Who is Responsible For an Elevator Accident?

Elevators are in nearly every building here in Baltimore, and though most of us do not ever consider something bad happening in one, the unfortunate reality is that, under certain circumstances, they can become very unsafe, leading to serious injuries. If you are someone who has recently been involved in an elevator accident, you most likely now require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland firm to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who do I sue if I am injured in a malfunctioning elevator?

If you were injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely now wondering who is responsible. Most likely, you are either going to file a premises liability lawsuit or a product liability lawsuit. If your Maryland personal injury attorney determines that you were injured due to negligence on the part of the elevator designer or manufacturer, you will most likely file a product liability lawsuit. However, on the other hand, if your attorney can prove that the property owner or landlord knew, or should have reasonable known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and you were seriously injured as a result, you will file a premises liability lawsuit.

To win a lawsuit, you will have to satisfy the burden of proof. That is why our firm will gather and present various types of evidence, including medical documents, pictures of the unsafe elevator conditions, videos of the accident occurring, witness statements, police reports filed at the scene of the accident, and more. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the process ahead–all you have to do is ask.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Maryland?

If you are injured in an accident, the statute of limitations in Maryland states that you will only have three years from the date of the accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Of course, you may be tempted to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own, however, you should understand that the sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet once again.


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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