What You Must do After Being Injured in an NJ Elevator Accident

Rarely do we ever think, upon setting foot in an elevator, that we are about to get into a serious accident. Unfortunately, more people are injured in elevator accidents every year than you may think, which is why our firm is here to tell you that if you have been injured in one, we have what it takes to help. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can guide you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am involved in an elevator accident?

If you are injured in an elevator accident, the first thing you should do is press the elevator alarm button for assistance. Next, call the police, as they will come to the scene of the accident and send an ambulance. They can also help get you out of the elevator if it is stuck. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information and ensure you receive all medical documentation from your doctor after being treated. Finally, if you wish to take legal action, you will have to hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can determine whether you have a premises liability claim or a product liability claim. Our firm will gather all of the evidence needed to hold the negligent party responsible.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in an accident in New Jersey?

If you are someone who has been injured in an accident, you should file your claim as soon as possible–do not wait to see if your injuries simply heal on their own. The reason for taking swift action is that the state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time individuals have to take legal action against negligent parties. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, so the wrongly injured will, generally, have two years from the date of their accident to sue. Our firm is here to begin the claims process as soon as possible–all you have to do is ask.


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.

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