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, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Asheville, and 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.
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.