Elevators are everywhere, and most of the time, we don’t give them a second thought. However, elevator accidents happen more often than you think, and if you are someone who has been injured in an accident, you most likely need a premises liability attorney on your side. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help.
What causes elevator accidents?
There are several causes of elevator accidents, including faulty wiring, sudden stops and starts, negligent elevator design, mechanical breakdowns, neglecting to maintain the elevator, drive malfunctions, and more.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after an accident?
To recover financial compensation, you will need to hire an experienced attorney who can identify the exact cause of your injuries. For example, depending on the party responsible, you may either file a premises liability lawsuit, or a product liability lawsuit. If you find that a landlord or property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard and failed to take action to have it fixed, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit. However, if your attorney determines that you were injured either due to negligent product design or manufacturer, you will file a product liability lawsuit.
No matter the cause of your accident, you will need an attorney who can then prove your claim via obtaining and presenting evidence such as security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports, medical documents, witness statements, and more.
What is the statute of limitations?
The phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the time you have to take legal action against another person. Therefore, since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent party. However, you must ensure that you do not make the mistake of putting off filing. Though four years may seem like all the time in the world, it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. Those who wait any longer than four years risk losing their right to sue altogether.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.