Steps to Take Following a Stairwell Accident in Maryland

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If you have recently sustained injures in a stairwell accident due to negligence, you may be seeking to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. To learn more about stairwell accidents and the steps to take following your accident, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today.

What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?

The following factors are the most common causes of stairwell accidents:

  • Loose railings
  • Poor lighting in the stairwell
  • Damaged steps
  • Missing steps
  • Inadequate security
  • Uneven spacing between steps

What steps should I take after being injured in a stairwell accident?

If you have sustained injuries in a stairwell accident, it is important to have a plan. Take the following steps while you are still at the scene of your accident to protect yourself and to increase your chances of filing a successful personal injury claim:

  1. Alert the authorities. The police will be able to document the accident by creating a police report. They will also bring any necessary medical assistance to treat injuries.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, if you can, take photos of any hazards that played a role in your accident.
  3. Take photos of your injuries.
  4. Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  5. As soon as the ambulance arrives, seek medical attention and treatment.
  6. Collect all related medical documents. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  7. Retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. This time period is important to consider because failure to file your claim within three years may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. It is best to bring attention to your claim as soon as possible. Reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to begin this process. Our legal team is prepared to take on your case today.

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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.