Elevator Accidents in Florida | What You Need to Know

Elevator accidents can result in severe injury to those involved. If you were hurt in one due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal options and speak with one of our dedicated Panama City personal injury attorneys.

How do elevator accidents occur in Florida?

Elevator accidents can occur as a result of a number of different factors. The most common injuries that result from these accidents that our firm has seen include the following:

  • Stumbling due to uneven or unbalanced leveling with the floor
  • Falling down the elevator shafts
  • Electrocutions due to faulty wiring
  • Getting caught in between malfunctioning doors
  • Being whipped around due to extreme elevator speed
  • Elevator fires

If you were injured in an elevator as a result of any of the following, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options.

What injuries can be suffered after an elevator accident?

After an elevator accident occurs, those involved can become severely injured. This can be physically, emotionally, and financially. To cover the expenses related to these serious injuries, individuals will often seek financial compensation through legal action. The following injuries may be compensated for:

  • Crush injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Neck injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Severed limbs
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death

How can I recover compensation?

In many cases, elevator accidents are caused by a property owner’s failure to conduct periodic inspections or a manufacturer acting negligently during production. If this happens, your injury may be a result of another party’s negligence, which consequently may qualify you for compensation. In order to recover the compensation you need to heal, it will be your responsibility to show proof of this negligence. This can be accomplished by taking photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Furthermore, it is necessary to seek medical attention. This will make sure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injury. Before you leave the hospital, be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Finally, you will want to retain the services of one of our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.

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