There are many people who use an elevator on an almost daily basis. This is because they are in almost every building that has more than one floor, such as office buildings or malls. If an elevator is not made or maintained properly, it can cause dangerous accidents to happen. In the event of this, injured parties may pursue legal action to recover compensation for any damages. In doing so, be sure to retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney for assistance.
What are Common Types of Elevator Accidents?
An elevator has countless moving parts. These are required to work together properly so that the elevator can do its job. If it does not, malfunctions can happen that cause accidents. This may be the case in the event of the following:
- Electrocutions due to faulty wiring
- Tripping due to uneven or unbalanced leveling with the floor
- Falling down the elevator shafts
- Getting caught in between malfunctioning doors
- Being whipped around due to excessive elevator speed
- Elevator fires
Can I Recover Compensation?
An elevator accident can cause serious injuries. This can include cuts and bruises, crush injuries, back injuries, head trauma, neck injuries, severed limbs, broken bones, and wrongful death. In the event of this, legal action can be pursued by filing a personal injury claim. This requires them to gather evidence that proves negligence took place. The negligent party can vary depending on the case. If a property owner caused the accident, it may be a premises liability case. If the elevator manufacturer caused the accident, it could be a product liability case. Evidence that can be helpful can include security camera footage, witness statements, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard, medical documentation of the injuries you sustained, and more.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.