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Elevator Accident Lawyers in North Carolina

Were You Injured in an Elevator Accident? We Can Help.

Although elevators are normally quite safe, certain issues can make them dangerous, leading to accidents and injuries. Larger cities tend to see more incidents of elevator injuries than smaller towns. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, elevators and escalators injure about 17,000 and kill about 30 people each year.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator due to negligence, you may have a premises liability claim. Contact an experienced North Carolina elevator accident attorney at Lanier Law Group to learn more about your legal rights and options. We have offices in Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Piedmont Triad, Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Asheville. Our firm is dedicated to providing you with personalized attention and working tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve for any injuries you have sustained.

Reach us online or by phone at (855) 757-4204 to request a free consultation. We can come to you if you are unable to travel to one of our offices. 

Common Causes of Elevator Accidents & Injuries

Many elevator accidents and resulting injuries are caused by elevator malfunction due to misleveling. Misleveling occurs when the elevator fails to line up properly with the floor when it stops. People may trip or fall when they get in or out of the elevator or injure themselves if the distance in leveling was extreme.

An overloaded or rapidly descending elevator can also cause injuries. Serious injuries, such as back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, brain injuries, or even internal organ injuries can result from these types of accidents.

Types of Elevator Accident Claims

If you were injured in an elevator accident, there may be several avenues to pursue a claim for damages on your behalf. If the elevator malfunctioned due to poor or lacking maintenance, our office can pursue a claim under premises liability law against the owner of the building and/or the company responsible for elevator maintenance. If the accident was caused by a manufacturing defect, damages can be pursued against the manufacturer of the elevator under product liability laws.

Either type of claim requires skilled and effective legal counsel from an attorney who knows how to deal with large corporate entities. Our firm has dedicated and knowledgeable in-house insurance adjusters who are well-versed in the inner workings of insurance companies. Together with our legal staff, our North Carolina elevator accident attorneys can aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for any damages you sustained as a result of your injuries, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact us at (855) 757-4204 to schedule a free consultation today. There are no fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. 

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*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $750,000 Apartment Complex Maintenance Negligence
  • $300,000 Premises Liability

    Personal Injury premises liability settlement for a client standing on a ladder painting a closed garage door when the door was inadvertently opened causing him to fall 7 feet onto concrete.

  • $300,000 Premises/Inadequate Security

    Our client was violently attacked with a baseball bat by another customer while shopping at a discount store.

  • $207,500 Premises Liability

    A client suffered a puncture wound and severe nerve damage when he stepped on a nail in the threshold of a door.

  • $125,000 Premises Liability: Trip and Fall on Apartment Stairway
  • $70,000 Premises Liability Claim/Homeowner’s Insurance Claim

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Featured Reviews, Testimonials & Results
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    There are times in your life you are so hurt and feel life has a grudge against you. Nothing in your life is going right. I lost the most important person in my life to death, of which I knew mistakes were made because I witnessed it with my own eyes. When you contact a law group you most of the time get all business and a matter of fact conversation. I want all to know that from the first phone call they listened to my lengthy story, sobbing most of the time with so much compassion. They never made any promises but offered assurances that no stone would be unturned. They fulfilled every word they said. They restored faith that I had lost. Until you are in a position like mine you can never know how invaluable Lanier Law Group is. They were wonderful while maintaining their professionalism. They treated me like a family member. They really do care about their clients. But most of all they are the best at what they do. I worked in the court system for years so I knew how attorneys and law firms basically operated. Understanding the law and it's interpretation is the ultimate key to winning any case. Also know that if an attorney/attorneys study and review your case and know that you don't have a chance in a court of law and are big enough to tell you that instead of giving you false hope, you then my friend have a group with valuable shared values. I have so much respect for everyone in this Law Group. I recommend Lanier Law Group, P.A. to anyone who needs representation, they are in your corner. 20 out of 10 stars.
    - Diane W.
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    I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!
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    Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
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