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When property owners and managers fail to perform routine upkeep of elevators used by the residents or the public, the negligence can cause catastrophic results. If you have been injured in an elevator accident that you believe could have been avoided, you may have a claim to compensation.
Isaiah Jerez is an elevator accidents attorney with over a decade of experience helping people recover from damages they’ve suffered after an accident. Jerez Law currently serves clients across Las Vegas, Nevada & Salt Lake City, Utah with a deep commitment to professionalism, legal advocacy, and care.
Why Do Elevators Malfunction?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), elevator defects injure more than 10,000 people each year. This shocking statistic underscores the importance of regular maintenance and inspection of these machines.
When things go wrong, you must be able to show the court that the accident was caused by a malfunction that could have been prevented with proper care from the owner or manager. Some signs of elevator maintenance negligence may include:
- Pulley System Degradation
- Infrequent Maintenance Records
- Inspections Performed By Unqualified Personnel
- Hazards In The Construction of the Elevator
- Unresponsive Doors Causing Crushing Injuries
- Faulty Wiring
- And more…
If you have been injured in an elevator accident, you may want to consider speaking with an attorney. By finding out why a malfunction occurred, you can begin to think about whether or not another party is responsible for the damage.
Who Is Liable in an Elevator Accident Lawsuit?
Depending on the specifics of your situation, you will typically bring an elevator accident claim against an individual property owner or their insurance company. Identifying the liable party (those who are responsible for causing your injuries) is one of the key aspects of any case.
What Should You Do If You’ve Just Been Injured In An Elevator Accident?
In the aftermath of a malfunction, it’s important to try and remain calm. In these catastrophic situations, it’s helpful to take a few simple steps to protect yourself and your future wellbeing…
- Call 911or hit the emergency call button to signal for help.
- Make sure that neither you or anyone around has suffered an injury that needs immediate attention.
- Speak with anyone who witnessed the accident and collect their information.
- Document the scene and your injuries by taking photos or videos.
- Be certain to find medical attention to document and prevent missing any injuries.
- Contact an elevator accident injury claims lawyer for a case evaluation.
Our firm is available to answer any of your questions about a recent elevator injury or any of your other personal injury law concerns.
Jerez Law Is Here To Help
For years, our elevator accidents law firm has worked with clients across the greater Las Vegas, NV, & Salt Lake City, UT, areas to find victims of negligence the compensation they need and deserve.
If you’re looking for an elevator accident compensation lawyer, Isaiah Jerez is here to help – he’s committed to providing those with an attorney they can depend on. Get started today by contacting us for a case consultation here or by phone at our offices in Las Vegas, NV & Salt Lake City, UT. We look forward to speaking with you!