One of the more mundane aspects of anyone’s daily routine is getting on and off elevators. Unfortunately, when an elevator ride does not go as expected, it is never a good thing. Elevators are complex pieces of machinery and when just one part stops working, there is a very good chance someone will be injured as a result. If you have been in an elevator accident, it is seldom your fault, which is why you are most likely looking into financial compensation, which may go towards your medical bills, cost of in-home care, and more. If you have been injured, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the primary causes of elevator accidents?

Elevator accidents can be caused by any number of factors, some of which are as follows:

  • Door operator errors
  • Mechanical breakdown
  • Faulty wiring
  • Abrupt stops
  • Power failures
  • Failing to keep equipment up-to-date
  • Pully system malfunction
  • Negligent elevator design
  • Control system malfunction
  • Drive malfunction
  • Improper installations

What injuries can an elevator accident cause?

  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Crush injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Severed limbs
  • Back injuries 
  • Head trauma

How do I recover compensation following a Florida elevator accident?

To recover financial compensation in any personal injury claim, the first thing you must do is satisfy the burden of proof. This means you and your attorney will have to assemble all the possible evidence to have the most convincing case possible to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prove the injuries you have sustained were due to another party’s negligence. For example, your attorney may help you recover security camera footage of the incident, which is perhaps the clearest way to prove your claim. However, you may also take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, as well as provide medical documents regarding the extent of your injuries to help bolster your claim. You mustn’t do anything to compromise your claim, such as posting on social media. Though you may not think it, insurance companies very often monitor an individual’s social media accounts following a personal injury claim. If you post anything that remotely challenges your claim, they may use it as evidence against you to deny you of the compensation you truly need. 

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today.