Elevator Accidents in Jacksonville | What You Need to Know

Elevator accidents are, fortunately, rare. However, they still happen, and if you are someone who has recently been injured in one, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how our legal team can assist you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most elevator accidents occur?

Elevator accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Just some of the most common causes of elevator accidents are faulty wiring, pully system malfunctions, door malfunctions, dangerous elevator designs, and negligent elevator maintenance.

How do I know if I have a valid injury claim?

If you were recently injured in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. As long as you can prove that the accident wasn’t your fault and that you were injured due to the negligence of another, you should have a valid claim. That said, the type of claim that our firm files will depend on the circumstances of your accident. For example, if you were hurt because a property owner failed to ensure that the elevator was regularly inspected and operating properly, or that he or she either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe elevator conditions, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. That said, if you were hurt because the elevator had a problematic design or was negligently manufactured, we will most likely file a product liability claim. It’s paramount that you speak with an experienced attorney after sustaining a serious injury, as only an attorney can assess the root cause of your accident and proceed with an injury claim appropriately.

How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in Florida?

In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, traditionally, four years. This means that in most cases, injured parties have four years from the date of their accident to bring a personal injury claim against the party responsible. That being said, it is always best to bring an injury claim as soon as possible. We are here to help you today. All you need to do is give us a call.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.