What You Should Know About Elevator Accidents in Texas

Elevator accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, you may be facing severe physical, emotional, and financial burdens for years to come. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to our skilled Houston personal injury attorneys to learn more.

What are the most common causes of elevator accidents in Texas?

There are a number of different ways that elevator accidents can occur. Because elevators are comprised of many intricate parts, if one part does not work properly, serious injuries can result. Some of the most common accidents our firm has seen are due to the following:

  • Pully system malfunctions
  • Negligent elevator design
  • Drive malfunctions
  • Abrupt stops
  • Improper installations
  • Control system malfunction
  • Power failures
  • Failing to maintain/update equipment
  • Faulty wiring
  • Door operator errors
  • Mechanical breakdowns

Can I pursue legal action after an elevator accident?

If you were injured in an elevator accident, you will want to reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss whether you have a viable claim. If your attorney finds that you were injured as a result of a negligently manufactured or designed elevator, then you will likely file a product liability lawsuit. On the other hand, 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 likely be advised to file a premises liability lawsuit against that property owner. Contact our firm today to learn more.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Texas?

If you were hurt in an elevator accident and would like to pursue legal action, it is important that you understand Texas’ statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is typically two years. This implies that if you fail to file within two years from the date of the accident, you will likely miss out on the chance to recover the damages you need to heal. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact our firm today.

If you were hurt in an elevator accident in Texas, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney. Our legal team is on your side.


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.