While elevators are convenient machines, they can also be dangerous in the event that they do not function the way they are meant to. If a malfunction occurs in an elevator, it can cause an accident to happen that results in serious injuries. If you were involved in an elevator accident, continue reading and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
What are Common Types of Elevator Accidents?
Elevators are complex pieces of machinery that are made up of various parts. These parts must work cohesively in order to be sure the elevator does its job without causing any harm. In the event that a part does not work correctly, the entire machine can malfunction and an accident can happen. This may be the case if a property owner does not inspect it or a manufacturer did not create it properly. The following are different ways an elevator accident can happen:
- Electrocutions due to faulty wiring
- Tripping due to uneven or unbalanced leveling with the floor
- Falling down the elevator shafts
- Getting caught in between malfunctioning doors
- Being whipped around due to excessive elevator speed
- Elevator fires
Can I Recover Compensation?
Personal injury accidents, such as an elevator accident, often cause significant suffering to those who are involved. This is not only physical, but financial too. It is because of this that injured parties may want to pursue compensation. The following injuries may be compensated for:
- Cuts and bruises
- Crush injuries
- Back injuries
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
- Severed limbs
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
Injured parties must file a personal injury claim in order to pursue compensation. During this time, they are required to prove negligence directly caused their injuries. With the assistance of an attorney, this can be done by gathering evidence that backs up the claim. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be a product or premises liability lawsuit. Helpful evidence can include security camera footage, witness statements, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard, medical documentation of the injuries you sustained, and more.
Contact our Firm
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!