Elevators are a common part of our everyday lives. In fact, they are found in most buildings, including apartments, schools, offices, and more. Because we use them so often, we do not think about the dangers. Elevator accidents can cause serious injuries. As a result, it is important to know what to do in the event that an injury occurs. Read on to learn more about elevator accidents in Connecticut.
What are Common Types of Elevator Accidents?
Common causes of accidents can include:
- 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
What Types of Injuries Occur?
After a personal injury accident, such as an elevator accident, takes place, injured parties often suffer significantly. These injuries can lead to overwhelming expenses, which is why compensation may be recovered in the event of the following:
- Cuts and bruises
- Crush injuries
- Back injuries
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
- Severed limbs
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
Can I Recover Compensation?
If the manufacturer of the elevator does not follow protocol during production or the property owner does not properly maintain the machine, it can become defective. This means that you may be able to recover compensation, as your injury was a result of negligence. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. To do so, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. This can include photos and videos taken at the scene of the accident. Additionally, it is important that you seek medical attention. Going to the hospital immediately after your accident has occurred will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. It is important that you do not wait too long, as the statute of limitations may pass. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years from the date of the accident.
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