Can I Sue For an Injury in an Elevator?

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Many people throughout Texas use elevators daily. We use them for work, doctor’s appointments, in shopping malls, and even to take us up to our apartments at the end of the day. Though most people do not think twice about boarding an elevator, under certain circumstances, they can become very dangerous. If you have been injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation so you can heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Smith County personal injury attorneys to learn more about our firm can help you.

What should I do if I am involved in an elevator accident?

Elevator accidents are jarring and often happen without warning, which is part of the reason why after being injured in one, many people do not know what to do. The first thing anyone should do after an elevator accident is to press the alarm button for assistance. Next, you should call the police. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions and ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information. Once you are treated in the hospital, you should retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can analyze each aspect of your situation and determine the party liable for your injuries.

For example, if you were injured because the elevator was negligently manufactured or designed, you will most likely have a product liability lawsuit. However, if you were injured because the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions and neglected to fix them, you most likely have a premises liability lawsuit. Our firm has helped the wrongly injured for years, and we are ready to help you too.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas?

Oftentimes, after sustaining an injury, people will choose to wait to sue the party responsible to see if their injuries first heal on their own. However, it is generally best to take legal action sooner, rather than later, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years. This means that if you wait any longer than two years to sue the party responsible for your injuries, you will most likely be barred from suing forever. Our firm can help. Give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.