Personal Injury — Elevator Accidents
Elevator accidents are more common than most people probably think. Every year, thousands of Americans report injuries sustained as a result of escalator and elevator accidents. Old, poorly maintained elevators and escalators are often—although not always—the culprit. Liability in elevator accidents depends on a number of factors, but victims have a right to hold responsible parties legally accountable. Sadly, many elevator accidents go unreported and the victims don’t pursue their legal rights.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or death in an elevator accident, it is important to understand that legal help is available to you. Please contact Aitken * Aitken * Cohn today to speak with one of our dedicated and respected personal injury attorneys. We can evaluate your case FREE of charge and ensure your legal rights are protected.
What Causes Elevator Accidents?
The key cause of elevator and escalator malfunctions is poor maintenance. Many public and private buildings, shopping areas and schools fail to keep accurate and up-to-date maintenance records on their elevators and escalators. Poorly maintained elevators and escalators can result in mis-leveling, door malfunctions, abrupt stopping or even falls—all of which can cause serious personal injury.
Common injuries that can occur as a result of elevator accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Head injuries
- Back injuries, including chronic back pain
- Damage to and loss of function in joint areas: knees, elbows, wrists and ankles
In instances of severe falls, a person may suffer paralysis or death.
Your Legal Rights
Individuals who have been injured in an escalator or elevator accident often suffer serious physical and financial consequences. Victims may be eligible to recover some or all of their losses including medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in an elevator or escalator accident, let the dedicated personal injury lawyers of Aitken *Aitken * Cohn help you. Our firm has extensive experience successfully handling a wide range of personal injury cases. Please contact us today for no-cost case evaluation with an aggressive and experienced personal injury lawyer who can ensure you get the compensation you deserve.