Most people do not think twice before boarding an elevator. However, if you have been involved in an elevator accident, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding elevator accidents and the personal injury claims process going forward:
What causes elevator accidents?
Elevators are complex machines, and all it takes is for thing to go wrong and an accident can happen. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents include faulty wiring, door operator errors, power failures, negligent elevator design, drive malfunctions, pully system malfunctions, and more.
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after an elevator accident?
To win financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is very often easier said than done, so it is always wise to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf. An attorney will work to recover proof that the accident was not your fault, such as surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe elevator conditions that caused the accident, witness statements, police reports of the incident, and more.
You should always seek medical treatment and avoid posting on social media after your accident occurs. A medical professional will provide you with various documents pertaining to your injuries, which you may use to prove your personal injury claim. Additionally, by avoiding posting on social media, you decrease your chances of insurance companies finding any potential evidence that may disprove or contradict your claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury lawsuits. In New Jersey, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability claim against a negligent property owner. However, you must not make the mistake of putting off filing, for if you do, you will most likely be denied your right to sue, no matter how badly you truly need the compensation. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process–all you have to do is ask, and we will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.