Most people exercise caution when going up and down flights of stairs. Unfortunately, this is not always enough. If you were injured in a stairwell accident due to an irresponsible property owner, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help you recuperate. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
How do stairwell accidents happen?
Stairwell accidents, unfortunately, are not uncommon, though they are avoidable most of the time. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents can include broken steps or railings, unevenly placed steps, and poorly lit stairwells, preventing people from clearly seeing their path.
What should I do after a stairwell accident?
If you are hurt in a stairwell accident, it is always best you call the police first. Not only will an ambulance come to address your injuries, but the police will write up a report that documents the accident as it happened, which you may use to prove your personal injury claim. Additionally, you should then ask witnesses for their contact information, take pictures of your injuries and the safety hazard that caused your accident.
Finally, contact an experienced attorney who is capable of proving that you were injured due to a property owner’s negligence in what is known as a premises liability lawsuit. Your attorney will fight to prove that had the property owner exercised reasonable care, your accident would not have happened. Our firm will tirelessly work to uncover valuable evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident itself.
How long do I have to sue a negligent Maryland property owner?
In Maryland, if you are injured, you will have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the careless property owner. This timeframe is referred to as the statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent property owner. If you wait longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. This is why it is always best to bring your case to our firm’s attention as soon as you possibly can. We are ready to begin the claims process so we can fight for the compensation you need.
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.