Do we handle injury cases involving elevators? You Bet!
While there are not as many injury cases resulting from elevator incidents as cars, motorcycles, or trucks, there are still plenty of injuries that arise every year from these types of accidents. In fact, about 17,000 people every year suffer injuries from elevator accidents and about 30 people die. Half of these injuries are from elevator constructors or elevator mechanics who are working on elevators, but the rest are from normal, everyday people using these machines.
Florida Elevator Premises Liability Claims
Elevator accidents can happen from a variety of mishaps, including—but not limited to—inadequate leveling that prevents the elevator from aligning properly with the floor, door entrapment, abrupt acceleration or deceleration, poor maintenance, broken doors, elevator cables breaking, malfunctioning safety devices, and falls caused by an exposed elevator shaft.
If you have children, remind them about elevator safety and to make sure that the elevator is there before stepping inside. Elevators are quite fun, but can also be very dangerous.
Under the premises liability theory, you may have a claim against the property owner, property management firm, or maintenance firm if you were hurt in an elevator accident. Under premises liability laws, property owners (as well as any parties in charge of upkeep, including property management firms) are legally obligated to take reasonable precautions to keep their property secure and free from any known hazards that could result in injury.
Damages from Elevator Accidents
Elevator accident victims are entitled to compensation for their past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation expenditures, and any other damages resulting from the accident. You might be entitled to file a wrongful death claim for wrongful death damages if a loved one died in an elevator accident. These losses frequently include funeral and burial expenditures, pre-death medical expenses, loss of companionship, and more.
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Please get in touch with Whittel & Melton’s Florida Elevator Injury Attorneys as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an elevator accident in Florida. You can call us anytime at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.