Elevators are a part of everyday life for many people, as they are in office buildings, shopping malls, apartment buildings, and more. While elevators usually aren’t considered dangerous, there are instances where people can become seriously injured if a property owner or a manufacturer is negligent. These accident cases can be complicated because it isn’t always immediately clear who is at fault. If you have been seriously injured as a result of an elevator accident, it is important to take your legal options into consideration. The legal team at Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is here to guide you through your options and help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact our firm today for compassionate legal representation when you need it most.
One of the most important elements in any personal injury case is the need to find evidence against the negligent party that shows they were responsible for causing the accident. Elevator accident cases can be more complex than others, as it can be challenging to determine whether the elevator manufacturer is at fault or if it is the fault of the property owner. If it is determined that the property owner knew or reasonably should have known about an issue with the elevator and failed to fix it, they can be held liable. In other situations, the property owner may genuinely not have known that there was an issue with the elevator because it was a manufacturing defect. In these cases, the manufacturer of the elevator can be held liable and the case may be considered a product liability issue. Product liability matters require the victim to determine whether there was a design defect, manufacturer defect, or improper labeling. It is important to consult with an experienced elevator accident attorney who can assess your case and help you determine who needs to be held liable for your injuries.
The state of Florida requires all personal injury cases to be filed within four years of the date of the accident. The same goes for product liability cases if the manufacturer is at fault. If you fail to file your claim within this time period, you will not be eligible to recover damages for your injuries.
If you have been seriously injured in an elevator accident, you may be facing significant physical and emotional burdens. On top of that, you may also face unexpected financial hardships as a result of the accident. With the help of a personal injury attorney, you may be able to recover compensation that is also referred to as damages. You may be eligible for economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire in-home care. You may also be eligible for non-economic damages for your emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of an elevator accident, you may be facing significant burdens that can have lasting effects on your future. It is important to retain the services of a compassionate, knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can help you find justice in the wake of your accident. The legal team at Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can help you focus on healing while we focus on holding the negligent party accountable. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.