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There are few things more jarring than being in an elevator accident, partly because it is one of the last places one can expect an accident to occur. However, if you have recently been injured in one, you most likely now require financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to our experienced team of New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about elevator accidents and how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible for elevator accident injuries in New Jersey?

If you are someone who was recently injured in an elevator accident, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can determine the party responsible–this is not as easy as you may think. Of course, a faulty elevator is a faulty elevator, however, there are two types of lawsuits you may file. If your attorney determines that the accident occurred due to a negligent elevator design or a negligent product manufacturer, you will most likely file a product liability lawsuit. However, if your attorney proves that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe elevator, did not fix it, and you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation in a premises liability lawsuit. Our firm will gather all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof, including pictures of the unsafe conditions, footage of the accident, police reports, witness statements, medical documents, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?

If you are someone who has been wrongly injured in New Jersey, you will have to file a personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. All too often, people wait too long to sue and are then denied their right to compensation. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally two years, which gives the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to sue for their injuries. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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