When people step on an elevator, they usually do not consider the idea of being involved in an accident. However, these incidents are more common than people tend to realize. Elevators have many moving parts. If these parts do not function properly, they can cause the machine to malfunction. When these accidents happen, they can cause severe injuries that have the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. If you were involved in an elevator accident, continue reading and contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
What are Common Types of Elevator Accidents?
There are various different ways that an elevator could malfunction and cause an accident. Typically, this is the case if a property owner does not conduct routine inspections or its manufacturer strayed from protocol during its creation. The following are different ways an elevator accident can happen:
- 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
Can I Recover Compensation?
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
Injured parties must file a personal injury claim if they wish to pursue compensation. In doing so, they are required to prove negligence took place and directly caused the injuries they sustained. This can be accomplished by gathering proper evidence with the assistance of an attorney. Depending on the accident, there could be grounds for premises liability or product liability. Evidence that can help a case can include security camera footage, witness statements, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard, medical documentation of the injuries you sustained, and more.
Contact our Firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.