What Should I Do after Being Injured in an Elevator Accident?

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim. To learn more about taking legal action after an elevator accident, continue reading. For assistance with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer. Our legal team will walk you through the steps of the process ahead. We want you to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. To learn more about filing a successful claim, read on and reach out to our firm.

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What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?

The most common causes of elevator accidents include the following:

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

What are the most common injuries sustained in elevator accidents?

Severe injuries can be sustained in elevator accidents including the following:

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

What should I do after being injured in an elevator accident?

In order to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, you must have a plan. Consider taking the following steps after your elevator accident while you are still at the scene of the accident:

  1. Alert the authorities. They will create a police report and document the accident. They will also bring medical assistance to the scene.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance, if you can, collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
  3. Take photos of the scene of the accident and any hazards that may have played a role. Take photos of your injuries.
  4. Seek immediate medical attention as soon as the ambulance arrives.
  5. Collect all medical documents related to your treatment. These documents should include the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  6. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will walk youth through the claims process ahead.

What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your elevator accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. It is best to file your claim as soon as possible to avoid being permanently time-barred from suing. Contact our firm today to learn more about our services. Our legal team is prepared to take on your claim when you are ready.

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