Elevator accidents often happen without warning and can leave accident victims critically injured. If you have sustained a serious injury in an elevator accident, you should speak with a Port St. Lucie defective elevators lawyer at once. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today to learn more about elevator accident claims and how we can help you with yours.
Do I Need a Port St. Lucie Defective Elevators Lawyer?
Elevator accidents can happen for a number of reasons. It is paramount that you hire an experienced St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer who can assess the circumstances of your accident and determine the liable party before filing your personal injury claim.
Common Causes of Elevator Accidents
There are various potential causes of elevator accidents, though in most cases, they occur because of negligence. Some of the parties who may be responsible for an elevator accident are as follows:
- Property owners: Property owners are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe. At times, landlords or other property owners will fail to have elevators regularly serviced, or otherwise fail to make repairs when needed. If you were injured in an elevator accident and our firm can prove that the property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator and neglected to fix it, you should have a valid premises liability claim.
- Product designers/manufacturers: At times, elevator designers or manufacturers are the parties responsible for an accident. If the elevator was unsafely designed or negligently manufactured, it can become unsafe for public use. If we can prove that you were injured because of a design flaw or error in manufacturing the elevator, we should have a valid product liability claim.
- Elevator servicemen: As previously mentioned elevators, must be regularly maintained to help ensure they stay in working condition. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for elevator servicemen to make an error when fixing an elevator and causing it to become unsafe.
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof by proving you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you should recover compensation. This compensation can cover your medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensate you for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact a Port St. Lucie Defective Elevators Lawyer
No one who’s been hurt should have to fight their way to compensation on their own. It is always best to seek the services of an experienced attorney who knows how to effectively handle and navigate through injury claims. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team to schedule your initial consultation today.