Elevator Accidents in Gainesville, FL
Elevator accidents can cause severe injuries. The building owner, commercial business, or another party could be liable for damages caused by elevator injuries. Our Gainesville elevator accident lawyers at Allen Law Firm, P.A. help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our Gainesville personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling thousands of injury claims. Our legal team includes former insurance adjusters and managers, which gives our lawyers unique insight into how insurance companies handle claims.
How Our Gainesville Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help You After an Elevator Accident
Proving that another party is responsible for your elevator accident can be challenging. Several parties could share liability for your claim. Sorting out causation, fault, and liability is essential for winning maximum compensation.
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we have extensive resources and experience handling complex litigation cases. Our attorneys are aggressive negotiators and skilled trial lawyers. You can trust that we will not stop until we exhaust every legal avenue available to get you justice.
When you hire our award-winning legal team in Gainesville, Florida, you can expect us to:
- Conduct a thorough investigation to determine why the elevator accident happened
- Gather evidence from the accident scene, reports, experts, eyewitnesses, and other sources
- Handle all matters related to the insurance claim
- Document your damages and the extent of your injuries
- Calculate the correct value for your damages
- Negotiate with the insurance company and other parties for the total value of your damages
- File a lawsuit and take your case to court if the other parties refuse to agree to a fair settlement amount
You deserve to be treated with respect and fairness. Our legal team fights to ensure you receive what you deserve after an elevator accident.
Contact our legal team to schedule your free case evaluation with a Gainesville elevator accident attorney.
Where Do Elevator Accidents Occur?
Thousands of people are injured each year in elevator accidents in the United States. Elevator injuries can occur in:
- Residential buildings, including apartments and condos
- Commercial buildings and retail stores
- Government buildings and facilities
- Hotels and resort complexes
- Construction sites
- Schools and dorms
- And anywhere an elevator is used by the public, employees, or others
If you or a family member is injured in an elevator accident, seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Report the accident to the building manager as soon as possible. Call Allen Law Firm, P.A. to discuss your next steps with an experienced Gainesville elevator accident lawyer.
What Causes Elevator Accidents in Gainesville?
Elevator accidents and injuries can result from one or more factors. Some situations and factors that could contribute to the cause of an elevator accident include:
- Recalled elevators or parts
- Faulty wiring
- Defective or malfunctioning pulley system
- Inadequate maintenance and service
- Door malfunctions
- High-speed and/or free falls
- Floor and carriage misalignment
- Slip and fall injuries
- Electrical malfunctions
- Clothing or items caught in the door
The injuries caused by elevator accidents depend on the circumstances of the accident. However, common injuries include broken bones, amputations, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death. Victims and their families deserve fair compensation from the parties who caused the elevator accident.
What Compensation Could I Receive for an Elevator Accident in Gainesville, FL?
- Medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Loss of income and benefits
- Mental anguish
- Disabilities and impairments
- Mental anguish
- Future lost wages and decreases in earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of quality of life and enjoyment of life
- Assistance with personal care and household chores
The amount you receive for an elevator accident claim depends on the facts of your case. Permanent impairments can increase the value of a claim. On the other hand, if you were partially to blame for your injury, contributory fault can reduce the amount you receive for damages.
Who Is Liable for My Elevator Accident?
The property owner is generally responsible for maintaining safe premises. However, a business owner or building owner could also be liable if they lease the land. Government entities can also be liable for elevator accident claims.
You have the burden of proving that the party:
- Owed you a duty of care;
- Breached the duty of care,
- The breach of duty was the direct and proximate cause of the elevator accident; and,
- You sustained damages because of the elevator accident.
The at-fault party might have a significant liability insurance policy that might pay for some or all of your damages. However, if not, you might need to file a personal injury lawsuit to protect your rights.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Gainesville Elevator Accident Lawyers
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we believe injury victims should be compensated fairly for all damages. We fight to make that happen for each of our clients.
Please contact our law office to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Gainesville elevator accident injury attorney.