Nobody ever thinks that something bad will happen on an elevator. Generally, within a minute or two, you are already off the elevator and on your way to your destination. However, sometimes this is simply not the case, and it is almost always one of the scariest things that can happen to a person. These accidents happen suddenly and are rarely a passenger’s fault. This is why if you have been injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help cover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?

Elevators must always be working in tip-top shape, and when even one seemingly small thing goes wrong, a violent accident may occur. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents are as follows:

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

What are the most common injuries caused by elevator accidents?

Elevators are notorious for the severe injuries they are capable of causing. Some of these injuries are as follows:

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

How do I recover compensation following a Maryland elevator accident?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Your attorney must determine whether you have a product liability lawsuit or a premises liability suit. However, this is not always easy, so you must first assemble sufficient evidence to recover the compensation you need. 

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

To prove another party’s negligence, you and your attorney may recover security camera footage of the accident as it happened. Additionally, you should take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, as you may also use these to prove your claim. Never hesitate to seek medical attention following an accident, as a medical professional will treat your injuries accordingly, as well as provide you with documentation detailing their extent. Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, you must ensure you hire an experienced and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for the compensation you deserve. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of your situation. Contact our firm today.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.