What Should I do After an Elevator Accident in New Jersey?

If you were a passenger when an elevator accident occurred, you most likely sustained very serious injuries. Fortunately, with the help of an attorney, you may be able to recover financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent property owner:

What causes elevator accidents?

Since elevators are composed of hundreds of working parts, all it takes is for one thing to go wrong, and a serious accident can happen. Some of the most common causes of elevator accidents include abrupt stops, power failures, faulty wiring, improper installations, neglecting to keep all equipment up-to-date, mechanical breakdowns, and more.

How do I sue for an elevator accident?

To win any personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is oftentimes easier said than done, so it is always best to hire an experienced attorney who knows how to gather and present evidence, proving that you were indeed injured at the hands of a negligent landlord or property owner.

Some of the most compelling evidence our firm will work to recover can include security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents detailing the severity and origin of your injuries, witness statements confirming your claim, and more. As long as your attorney can prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard and did nothing to fix it, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New Jersey?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place for premises liability claims. The phrase “statute of limitations” simply refers to the amount of time an individual has to take legal action against another party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is two years, so you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent property owner. You should note that if you wait any longer than two years, you will be barred from suing, no matter how badly you truly need the compensation. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.