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IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED INJURIES OR DIED FROM AN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION.
ELEVATOR INJURY LAWSUIT CLAIMS
There are thousands of elevators in the United States, and generally speaking, they are safe. Unfortunately, however, accidents do occur, and innocent people are injured. Many of the common causes of elevator accidents are preventable by better maintenance and other safety measures. Nevertheless, an elevator accident can result in damaging injuries or even death. According to the CDC, over 30 fatalities occur yearly, and elevator accidents in the U.S cause 17,000 injuries.
The proper safety measures could have helped to avoid many of these accidents. Here are some typical reasons for lift accidents so you can prevent them. One frequent reason for injuries in elevator mishaps is inaccurate leveling. When the elevator does not stop at floor level, incorrect leveling occurs.
This leaves dangerous, unexpected gaps between elevator cars and the floor. This is hazardous, particularly to older people and children. It can lead to slipping, trips, and falls. In addition, excessive speed causes injuries when passengers drop to the floor, bump into walls, or collide with one another.
Elevators must be maintained and checked regularly to ensure the speed is appropriate. In addition, elevators and escalators throughout the five boroughs must be inspected twice annually to comply with the NYC Building Code.
An elevator must be regularly checked; if required repairs are not made, it may become defective. This could cause severe injuries or death. Look for an inspection certificate inside the elevator, ensuring that the elevator has been adequately inspected.
Modern elevators usually have built-in door sensors, making them slowly open and close to prevent injuries. However, the door sensors may fail to detect an individual or limb. As a result, doors close unexpectedly, trapping a casualty inside or crushing body parts.
When the elevator is stuck on the bottom or at the top, it may result in the elevator shaft being opened. Falling down the elevator shaft is one of the deadliest elevator accidents. Defective door locks, equipment failure, or other reasons usually cause accidents involving an elevator shaft. Although an external door is opened, there is no elevator vehicle. Therefore, the passengers might need to realize the elevator’s interior needs to be included, and they would walk inside, falling through a hole.
It would help if you did not have to pay for someone’s negligent actions resulting in your injuries. An elevator accident attorney on our network can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. There is no fee unless you win. Call (866) 240-2414 or use our online contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation.
The Law May Limit the Time You Have to File a Elevator Accident Claim
Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from an elevator accident must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured person or their family’s legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.
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