Elevators are a part of thousands of people’s daily routine, which is why they are so rarely considered a safety hazard. Passengers are seldom responsible for an elevator accident, which is why when they occur and passengers are injured as a result, they will generally seek financial compenstion. If you have been injured in an elevator accident, you most likely feel hurt and angry that someone allowed this to happen to you. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequently occurring types of elevator accidents?
Unfortunately, several aspects of an elevator can malfunction and cause an accident. Some of the most common elevator accidents are as follows:
- People falling down the shafts
- People tripping due to unbalanced leveling with the floor
- People being whipped around due to excessive speed
- People getting caught in between defective elevator doors
What injuries are usually sustained in elevator accidents?
Some of the injuries most commonly sustained in elevator accidents are as follows:
- Crush injuries
- Back injuries
- Severed limbs
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
How do I recover compensation in an elevator accident?
To recover compensation following an elevator accident, you must prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why it is so important you hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process. Your attorney will first have to determine whether you have a product or a premises liability claim. From there, he or she will then focus on recovering all the necessary evidence and documentation to present the most convincing case possible.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
Some of the evidence you and your attorney may recover includes, though is certainly not limited to:
- Medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries
- Witness statements verifying your claim
- Police reports detailing the events as they happened
- Security camera footage of your accident
- Pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, do not wait. Reach out to one of our experienced attorneys who understand the vital importance of obtaining the financial compensation you need for an efficient and smooth road to recovery.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.
Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.