Elevators are a rather mundane part of everyday life for many of us. Whether we use them at work, at the mall, or on the way up to our apartments. Unfortunately, elevator accidents do occur, and when people are involved, they are oftentimes seriously injured as a result. If you are someone who has been injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible for an elevator accident?

When an elevator malfunctions and people are injured, those injured generally seek to hold the liable party responsible. Generally, an elevator accident is the fault of one of two parties: either a negligent product manufacturer/designer, or a negligent property owner or landlord. Property owners are responsible for ensuring everything is in working condition, including elevators. When they do not, serious accidents can happen. As long as you can prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions present, failed to take action to fix them, and you were injured as a result, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to compensation. However, you will first have to hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to win your claim. Some of the most valuable evidence can include pictures of the unsafe conditions, videos of the accident, witness testimony, medical documents, and more.

How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in an elevator accident in Maryland?

If you are injured in an accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim in accordance with the statute of limitations. Every state has a statute of limitations in place, though in Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, giving the wrongly injured a three-year window to sue. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.


If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.