Most of us don’t have a fear of elevators, as they are simply slow-moving machines that get us to where we need to be. However, at times, elevator accidents can happen, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our Bronx personal injury attorney to learn more about elevator accidents and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?
Elevator accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons, however, they are almost never the fault of a passenger, as passengers typically don’t do anything other than patiently stand there and wait to arrive at their floor. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents that our firm sees include defective elevator parts, property owners failing to have elevators maintained or fixed, or even elevator repairmen errors. Regardless, if you were hurt due to no fault of your own in an elevator accident, you should seek legal representation at once.
What should I do if I am hurt in an elevator?
If you are hurt in an elevator accident, it is paramount that you document the incident as best as you can, as long as you are physically capable of doing so. The first thing you should do is call the police to the scene of the accident. They will send an ambulance that can take you to a hospital for the medical treatment you need. You should then take pictures or videos of the accident and its aftermath and get the contact information of anyone who witnessed or was involved in your accident. Once you are treated in a hospital, you should ensure that you receive a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney who can fight for your rightful compensation.
Is there a time limit on filing a personal injury claim in New York State?
There is. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, which means that those who’ve been wrongfully injured must bring their personal injury claims within three years of the date of their accident. Our firm is prepared to begin the claims process on your behalf at once. Give us a call today so we can get started.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.