There are few accidents more jarring and frightening than those involving elevators, as when an elevator malfunctions, there is very little anyone can do. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Orlando personal injury attorneys to learn more about elevator accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?
Elevator accidents are almost always due to negligence, either on the part of the elevator designer/manufacturer or the person who owns the elevator. In some cases, an elevator accident may even occur because of a negligent elevator repairman. If our firm can prove that the elevator or certain parts of the elevator were negligently designed or manufactured and caused your accident, you should have a valid product liability claim. However, if we can prove that the property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe elevator conditions, failed to fix them, and you were hurt and sustained damages as a result, you should have a valid premises liability claim. To learn more about whether you may have a premises liability claim, simply click the video below.
What should I do if I am injured in an elevator accident?
If you are injured in an elevator accident, if possible, after calling 911, you should try to document the incident. You can take pictures of the accident and your injuries, ask witnesses for their contact information, keep a copy of all medical documentation/bills pertaining to your injuries, and more. In many cases, elevators have cameras in them, which should capture the accident on film as well. Finally, you should speak with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Our firm can help you prove your personal injury claim. As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof, you should recover financial compensation to help you heal from any economic or non-economic damages you sustained in the accident. These damages can include the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.