Most of us go our entire lives without ever being involved in an elevator accident. Unfortunately, this is not true for everyone, and if you have recently been injured in an elevator accident, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Orlando personal injury attorneys to learn more about elevator accidents and how we can help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most elevator accidents happen in Florida?
Elevator accidents happen for a wide range of reasons, though they can usually be traced back to negligence. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents in Florida are as follows:
- Pully system malfunction
- Negligent elevator design
- Power failures
- Failing to keep equipment up-to-date
- Faulty wiring
- Abrupt stops
- Control system malfunction
- Drive malfunction
- Improper installations
- Mechanical breakdowns
- Door operator errors
Who is responsible for an injury sustained in an elevator accident?
If you are someone who has been injured in an elevator accident, you should first hire an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party. If you were injured because of a negligent elevator manufacturer or designer, you will file a product liability claim. If you were injured due to a negligent property owner, you will file a premises liability claim. To hold a property owner accountable for his or her negligence, you will have to prove various things. To learn more, simply click the link below to learn more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims, and Florida is no exception. If you have been injured in an accident, you must not wait past the statute of limitations to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, you will, generally, have four years from the date of your accident to sue. If you wait any longer than four years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from doing so.
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.