Elevator accidents are extremely frightening, particularly because of the fact that once you realize something is happening, there is virtually nothing you can do to protect yourself. If you’ve been injured in an elevator accident, our firm is here. Continue reading and contact our Bronx personal injury lawyer to learn more about elevator accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I’m hurt in an elevator?
If you are hurt in an elevator, it is paramount that once you call the police, you begin collecting evidence. Oftentimes, when these accidents occur, there is more than one person riding the elevator. In this case, you should ask the other passengers for their contact information. You should also take pictures and/or videos of the accident and its aftermath. You should ensure you seek medical treatment as soon as possible and obtain a copy of all medical documentation regarding your injury. Finally, to file your personal injury claim, you should speak with a seasoned Bronx personal injury lawyer who can work to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
How do I know who is responsible for an elevator accident?
Generally speaking, there are two types of lawsuits you may have: premises liability or product liability. If you were injured because the landlord, super, or otherwise the owner of the property knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator conditions and failed to take action to fix them, causing you to sustain an injury and incur significant damages as a result, you will have a premises liability claim. For example, if the elevator was due to be serviced and your landlord simply ignored it, this may help your case. On the other hand, if you were injured because of a defective elevator design or a negligent elevator manufacturer, you will file a product liability claim. Our firm can determine which is the best course of action for your specific case.
How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in New York?
Generally, the state of limitations for both premises liability and product liability claims in New York is three years, meaning that you will only have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
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