Fortunately, most of us use elevators our entire lives without issue, whether in our apartment buildings, at work, at the doctor’s office, or other places. There are times, however, where elevators can, unfortunately, become very unsafe–usually due to negligence. If you are someone who was recently injured in an elevator accident, you must read on and reach out to our Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about elevator accidents and how our firm can assist you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who is responsible for elevator accidents?
If you have been injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely looking to hold the liable party accountable. To do so, you must first hire a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can analyze each aspect of your situation and determine the liable party. For example, if our firm can prove that the property owner (either a landlord, super, or otherwise) either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe elevator conditions, failed to take action to remedy the unsafe conditions, and that you were injured and incurred damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim.
That being said, if we can prove that you were injured as a result of an unsafe elevator design, or because of a flaw in the manufacturing process that caused the elevator to become inherently unsafe, we will most likely file a product liability claim. No matter your circumstances, if you have been harmed in an elevator accident, our firm is here to help.
How long will I have to sue for an injury in Maryland?
When someone is injured in an accident, they are only allowed a certain amount of time to take legal action against the liable party. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Here in Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, in most cases, three years, giving the wrongfully injured party three years from the date of his or her accident to sue the liable party. That being said, the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better off you will be. The longer you wait, the harder it may become to track down witnesses of your accident, prove that your injuries were directly caused by your accident, and more. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.