CAN I SUE FOR AN INJURY SUSTAINED ON AN ELEVATOR IN TEXAS?
March 31, 2021
Elevators are a part of many of our daily lives. Fortunately, most people go their entire lives taking elevators without incident. However, under certain circumstances, elevators can become extremely dangerous, and if you have been injured in an elevator accident, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What Should I Do After Being Injured in an Elevator Accident?
If you are injured in an elevator accident, the first thing you should do is press the alarm button for immediate assistance. Next, you should call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene. Then, take pictures of the unsafe conditions if you can, and ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information. Ensure you receive medical documentation regarding your injuries after being treated, and then retain the services of a knowledgeable Odessa personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your claim.
How Do I Know Who is Responsible for an Elevator Accident?
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may file either a premises liability lawsuit or a product liability lawsuit. It is critical you retain the services of an attorney who can determine the party liable for your injuries. Essentially, if your attorney can prove that you were injured due to a negligent product design or manufacturer, you will file a product liability lawsuit. However, if your attorney can prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator conditions, failed to timely fix them, and you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit.
How Long Do I Have to Sue Someone for a Wrongly Sustained Injury in Texas?
If you have been wrongly injured, you must file your injury claim in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, under most circumstances, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. This is why we advise clients to not wait to sue. In fact, the sooner you reach out to our firm for assistance, the better. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.
Contact Our Experienced Odessa, Texas Firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At the Law Office of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are here to help.