Most of us use elevators on a fairly regular basis, which is why we rarely think twice before boarding one. However, under certain rare circumstances, elevators can become extremely dangerous. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about elevator accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after being injured in an elevator accident?
If you are injured in an elevator accident, you should first push the alarm button for assistance. Next, you should immediately call the police, who will send additional emergency services to the scene. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe elevator conditions and ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number. Once treated, ensure you receive all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries, and then retain the services of an experienced Houston personal injury attorney who can determine the party liable for your injuries.
Who is responsible for an elevator accident in Texas?
Your attorney will have to first evaluate your situation and ensure he or she identifies the party responsible for your injuries before proceeding with a lawsuit. If your attorney determines you were injured due to a negligently manufactured or designed elevator, you will most likely file a product liability lawsuit. However, if your attorney can prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator conditions, did not timely fix them, and you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit against that property owner.
How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in an elevator accident in Texas?
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you will have to file your lawsuit in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. The sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. If you have any additional questions about the process ahead, give us a call today. We are always here to help.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.