If you are someone who has recently been injured in an elevator accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help you recover from any damages you have incurred. Fortunately, our team of experienced New Jersey elevator accident attorneys is on your side. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do elevator accidents happen?
Though we tend to think of elevators as safe, the truth is, there are hundreds of components involved, and all it takes is for one thing to go wrong and a serious accident can happen. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents include drive system malfunctions, negligent installations, failure to keep the system maintained and up-to-date, mechanical breakdowns, negligent elevator design, and more.
How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation after an elevator accident?
Several factors will determine whether you can receive compensation after an accident, which is why you must hire an attorney who has years of experience fighting for clients just like you. First, your attorney will have to determine the party responsible for your accident. In this case, you will either file a premises liability lawsuit if you were injured due to a negligent landlord or property owner, or you will file a product liability lawsuit if you were injured due to a negligent elevator designer or manufacturer.
From here, your attorney will have to gather and present evidence that clearly demonstrates that you were, in fact, injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most valuables types of evidence can include medical documents, police reports, witness testimony, and, of course, pictures or videos of the accident/unsafe elevator conditions that caused the accident.
How long will I have to sue after an elevator accident injury?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations for both premises and product liability lawsuits in the state of New Jersey is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent party. If you wait too long to file and the two-year mark passes, you will most likely lose out on your right to sue. The sooner you file, the better. Our firm is ready to tirelessly fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.