Escalator accidents are terrifying, by large, because they are so unexpected. When you take an escalator, you most likely do not suspect an accident will occur, however, they are not unheard of. If you have been injured in an escalator accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
What can cause an escalator accident?
Escalator accidents are not as uncommon as you may think, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most frequent causes of escalator accidents can include defective handrails, mechanical malfunctions, missing screws, faulty emergency shut-off buttons, neglecting regular escalator maintenance, and more.
Do I qualify for compensation after an accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, in escalator accidents, you must an experienced attorney who can determine the party responsible for your injuries. For example, if the landlord or property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the hazardous escalator conditions and failed to take action to fix the problem, injuring you as a result, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit. However, if your attorney proves that you were injured due to negligent product design or a negligent manufacturer, you will probably file a product liability lawsuit.
To prove a personal injury claim, our firm will tirelessly work to recover all valuable evidence needed to present your case as convincingly as possible. For example, our firm will seek out surveillance footage of the accident, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, pictures of the unsafe escalator conditions that caused the accident, and more.
How long do I have to sue a negligent party after an accident?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Maryland is, generally, three years. Therefore, those injured have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent property owner, product designer, or product manufacturer. Our firm is ready to take the steps to file a lawsuit so you can win the compensation you deserve–all you have to do is ask.
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.