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
Jamestown. 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.