Elevator / Escalator Accident
While injuries related to elevator or escalator accidents don't happen frequently, they can be extremely serious when they do. Victims may find that they are facing on overwhelming financial burden, considering medical costs, lost income, and other associated costs. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys know that experience matters, and that the lawyer you choose can make the difference in recovering the damages you deserve. Our firm will thoroughly review your case in an effort to determine the most effective strategy to secure maximum compensation.
Elevator accidents can result in loss of limb or amputation injuries; for example, when someone enters an elevator and the doors close on an arm while the elevator goes into motion, the result can be catastrophic. Depending on the nature of the accident, an individual could literally lose his or her life due to a significant loss of blood. Innovative and technological advances had made the world easier and more convenient for us today, however the malfunction of an elevator or escalator can result in serious or even life-threatening injuries. If you or a loved one have sustained injury because of a malfunctioning escalator or elevator, we urge you to contact our Los Angeles escalator accident lawyers immediately.Let Our Orange County Injury Attorneys Fight on Your Behalf
There are countless reasons an elevator in an apartment building or hotel, office building, or high rise may malfunction. Bucket failure, broken or loose bolts, failing sensors, computer programs and electronics, electrical failure, malfunctioning sensors, and other defects or problems can result in serious injuries including back injuries, arm or hand injuries, crushed bones, even devastating emotional issues for those who are claustrophobic or may experience panic or anxiety attacks.
Power failures, lurching and floor shifting, abrupt landings or sudden stops - all of these things can result in serious injuries. Elevator injuries typically fall under the scope of premises liability, meaning that property owners and/or managers are responsible for proper maintenance of their property or equipment/machinery on that property. In many situations, the manufacturer of the elevator is responsible for proper maintenance of the equipment. Elevators and escalators must be regularly maintained by professional contractors or technicians in order to be kept in good working order.
No matter who is responsible, we will investigate and determine all parties who may be held liable for the accident, and the resulting injury and financial loss you have suffered. Insurance companies rarely pay out the full damages those who are injured deserve. Our injury attorneys are skilled and capable negotiators; if we cannot get a fair settlement from the insurance company, we will not hesitate to litigate the case in court. Our goal is to collect every penny you deserve, which may include medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, future medical treatment, even future income and other costs in some situations.Contact The Justice Firm Immediately
We cannot stress enough the importance of clearly understanding your legal rights; it is just as critical to understand the specifics of your unique case. At The Justice Firm, we will work diligently to obtain the full damages you deserve for your injuries, and to hold those who were negligent accountable. Contact us now at 310-914-2444.