Can I Sue For an Injury in an Elevator Accident in Washington D.C.?

For many people across the state of New Jersey, using elevators is a rather mundane part of daily life. People take them up to their apartments, up to their jobs, and more. Unfortunately, under certain conditions, elevators can become extremely dangerous. If you have been injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely now looking to recover financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. That’s where we come in. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about elevator accidents and how we can help you sue after being injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured in an elevator?

If you are injured in an elevator, you should first press the alarm button for assistance. Next, you should call the police, and they will send an ambulance and the fire department, especially if you are stuck in the elevator. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions, ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their name and phone number, and retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney after you are treated in the hospital.

Our firm will first have to determine whether you have a premises liability case or a product liability case. If you were injured because the elevator was negligently manufactured or designed, you will most likely have a product liability case. On the other hand, if you were injured because the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions and failed to take action to fix them, you will most likely have a premises liability case. No matter the cause of your injuries, you should not have to suffer alone. We have helped countless individuals over the years, and we are ready to help you, too.

How long do people have to sue for an injury in Washington D.C.?

When someone is injured, they must file an injury claim within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. Generally, it is best to file your claim as soon as possible. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.