Most of us find ourselves on elevators from time to time, if not every day. Most people do not feel unsafe in them, as they are generally dependable and travel at a rather slow, predictable speed. However, if you are someone who was injured in an elevator accident, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help with your recovery. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more.
What causes elevator accidents?
Many people are not fully aware of the variables present every single time they step foot in an elevator. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents can include improper installations, neglectful maintenance, power failures, abrupt stops, negligent elevator design, drive malfunction, mechanical breakdowns, and more.
How do I win a personal injury lawsuit?
To win any personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, elevator accidents are oftentimes more difficult to assign liability to. For example, if you were injured in an elevator accident, you will have to determine whether you are filing a premises liability lawsuit, or a product liability lawsuit.
That is why it is always best to hire an attorney who has years of experience helping clients through the personal injury claims process. If you were injured due to a negligent property owner or landlord, you will file a premises liability lawsuit, whereas if you were injured due to a negligent product designer or manufacturer, you will file a product liability lawsuit.
To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will tirelessly work to recover various types of evidence, including photos or videos of the accident or safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports, witness statements, medical documents, and more.
How long do I have to sue another party for an injury in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, individuals have two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you wait any longer than two years, however, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.