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Injured in an Elevator Accident in Maryland? What to Know

If you have been injured in an elevator accident due to no fault of your own, you are likely eligible to recover financial compensation for your damages. To learn more about your eligibility for compensation following an elevator accident and the steps you can take to increase your chances of filing a successful claim, continue reading and contact our experienced Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys. Our legal team at Timian & Fawcett is prepared to assist you with your case. To discover more about our services and how we can help, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?

The most common causes of elevator accidents are as follows:

  • Negligent elevator design
  • Mechanical breakdown
  • Abrupt stops
  • Drive malfunction
  • Faulty wiring
  • Improper installations
  • Power failures
  • Pully system malfunction
  • Failing to keep equipment up-to-date
  • Door operator errors

What are the most common injuries sustained in elevator accidents?

Serious injuries can be caused by elevator accidents. The most common injuries to be sustained in an elevator accident are as follows:

  • Crush injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death
  • Severed limbs
  • Head trauma
  • Cuts and bruise

What should I do after being injured in an elevator accident?

Take the following steps after being injured in an elevator accident to increase your chances of filing a successful personal injury claim in the future:

  1. Call the police. They will conduct a report to document the accident. They will also bring any necessary medical assistance to the scene.
  2. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  3. Collect all medical documents relating to your injuries.
  4. Take photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
  5. Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
  6. Retain the services of our experienced Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys who will help you satisfy the burden of proof.

What is the statute of limitations for an elevator accident claim in Maryland?

In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years. This means that you will have three years to take legal action regarding your injuries. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. This is because if you fail to file your claim within the timeframe, you may be barred from suing. To avoid this and to get started with this process as soon as possible, contact our firm today.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

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.

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