Many of us go up and down flights of stairs every day, which is why we seldom think about what would happen if we had an accident. Unfortunately, many people are injured in staircase accidents every year, and if you are one of them, you are probably looking into receiving financial compensation. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward.
What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?
Stairwell accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, though they can very often be traced back to property owner negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of stairwell accidents can include broken or loose steps, defective railings, insufficient lighting in the stairwell, and more.
What should I do after being injured in a stairwell accident?
If you are injured in a stairwell accident, the most important thing you can do is seek medical attention right away. Calling the police will have an ambulance sent your way, as well as warrant a written document describing exactly how the accident occurred, which you may use to prove your personal injury claim. Additionally, you should ask anyone who saw the accident occur for their contact information, as they may corroborate your story in court.
It is always crucial that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney, as he or she will work to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. If your attorney can prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe stairwell conditions, failed to fix them, and you were injured as a result, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
How long will I have to sue a negligent property owner in Washington D.C.?
In Washington D.C., if you are injured, you will have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit against a negligent property owner, known as the statute of limitations. If you are injured, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Those who wait past the three-year mark to file will generally be denied their right to compensation, no matter how badly they need it. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
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.