What to Know About Escalator Accidents in Washington D.C.

You have likely stepped onto an escalator countless times in your life without the thought of an injury ever crossing your mind. Unfortunately, escalator accidents happen much more than you might think. If you have been injured in an escalator accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Continue reading to discover the most common causes of escalator accidents, who is responsible for an escalator accident, and the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. If you are considering opening a personal injury case, it is important that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for your right to compensation. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

What are the most common causes of escalator accidents?

Escalator accidents can be caused by a number of factors including the following:

  • Inadequate maintenance/failing to keep equipment up to date/inspected
  • Escalators reversing in direction
  • Defective electrical systems
  • Missing foot brushes
  • Missing comb plates
  • Faulty handrails
  • Design flaws

Who is responsible for an escalator accident?

If you have been involved in an escalator accident that resulted in serious injuries, it is important that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will determine the liable party that you will take legal action against. They will then prove that you were injured as a result of the liable party’s negligence.

If your personal injury attorney determines that you were injured due to a negligent product designer or manufacturer, you may file a product liability lawsuit. If it is determined that you were injured due to a property owner’s unsafe conditions that were failed to be fixed, you may file a premises liability claim. Your attorney will then collect evidence to support your claim including photos of the hazards that resulted in your injuries, surveillance footage of the accident, police reports, medical documentation, witness statements, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years from the date of your accident in Washington D.C. This means that you will have to take legal action within this period of time to avoid being barred from suing. To get started as soon as possible, give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation. We are prepared to take on your case today.

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.

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