There are few accidents more jarring and unexpected than elevator accidents. Though these accidents are, fortunately, rare, they do occur, and if you are someone who has been injured in one, you’re most likely looking to recover financial compensation to help you deal with any injuries you’ve sustained. Please continue reading and reach out to our Port St. Lucie defective elevators lawyer to learn more about elevator accidents in Florida and how we can help if you have been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who is responsible for elevator malfunctions that lead to accidents and injuries?
Elevator accidents can happen for many reasons. Oftentimes, they happen when elevator parts are negligently designed or manufactured. In this case, an injured person may file a product liability claim against the product designer/manufacturer, alleging that had the product defect not occurred, they would not have sustained an injury in an accident. That said, in other cases, we may determine that the elevator accident was a result of a negligent elevator mechanic, who made an error when servicing the machinery. Finally, in some cases, we can even prove that the accident was a direct result of a landlord or property owner’s negligence. As long as we can prove that the landlord either knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator conditions, failed to fix them, and you were injured and incurred damages as a result, we should win your premises liability claim.
What should I do if I’m hurt in an elevator accident?
If you are injured in an elevator accident, you should do what you can to document how the accident happened, as well as its aftermath. For example, you should take photos or videos of the accident/the damage it caused, ask witnesses for their contact information, and, of course, call the police to the scene and ensure you receive medical treatment at once. Finally, you should always retain the services of a knowledgeable Palm City personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet again.
Contact our experienced Port St. Lucie Firm
Here at The Florida Personal Injury Law Team, our firm understands the detrimental effects that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family. Our firm handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including those involving auto accidents, slip and falls, defective products, construction accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, and more. If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, look no further than the Florida Personal Injury Law team. To schedule your first consultation with our team, contact an experienced Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney today.