Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Victims Of Elevator Injuries
Elevator accidents happen more frequently than most people imagine. Elevators require constant maintenance to remain in good working order, and failing to perform that maintenance properly can be extremely hazardous. Depending on the nature of the accident, serious injuries or fatalities can occur. At the personal injury law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, we are skilled in handling all types of injury and accident cases. You are entitled to compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, and we aggressively pursue that compensation on your behalf.
Elevator Accident Injuries In California
There are numerous things that can go wrong with an elevator, and there are several different types of elevator accidents. The most severe type of accident is a fall. When an elevator drops a significant distance and/or crashes into the bottom of the shaft, the result can be catastrophic. Victims suffer:
In addition, sudden stops can cause elevator riders to fall and get hurt. Injuries can also occur when an elevator is mis-leveled and you trip on your way in or out of the elevator. When doors close too quickly or fail to reopen when stopped, there can be serious injuries to the arm or leg of the victim as well.
Most elevator accidents are caused by a lack of regular maintenance. When this is the case, there may be more than one liable party. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that the elevator is properly maintained, and they can be held liable for elevator accidents in their buildings. Additionally, the third-party company or individual who is hired to perform elevator maintenance can be held liable, and a San Diego premises liability lawyer can help evaluate your claim.
Move Forward With Your Life After An Elevator Accident
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an elevator accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Our experienced San Diego personal injury lawyers will go over the specifics of your accident and provide their opinions on how to proceed with your case. We have offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we work with clients in accidents throughout Southern California. We only charge attorney’s fees when we win your case, so there is no risk to you in pursuing the compensation you deserve. Call our San Diego office at 619-512-5995 or our Riverside office at 951-290-3367.