What You Should Know About Elevator Accidents in Florida

What You Should Know About Elevator Accidents in Florida


There are few things more jarring than being involved in an accident, as accidents frequently occur when we least expect them. This is especially true when it comes to elevator accidents. Please continue reading to learn more about these accidents and how our Florida personal injury attorney can guide you through every step of the claims process if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible for elevator accidents?

When someone is injured in an elevator, their attorney will first have to determine the liable party. For example, if your attorney determines that the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous (or potentially dangerous) elevator conditions (such as by failing to have it serviced timely) and that you were injured and incurred damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim. That being said, if your attorney determines that you were injured because of an elevator design that was inherently unsafe, or that you were injured because the elevator was negligently manufactured, then you will most likely have a product liability claim.

To learn more about whether you will have a valid premises liability claim, simply click the video below.

How can I improve my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

To bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim in Florida, you should take the following steps:

  1. Call the police and notify the property owner of your accident.
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures or video of the accident and its aftermath.
  4. Receive medical treatment and ask for a copy of all documentation surrounding your injuries.
  5. Retain the services of a reliable Orlando personal injury attorney.

What is the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, in most cases, four years, which means that you must bring your personal injury claim within four years of the date of your accident. Waiting any longer than four years will most likely result in you permanently losing your right to sue. Our firm is ready to help you today.

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.

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