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Elevator Accident Injuries

Elevators, like all machines, need frequent maintenance to continue operating safely. Unfortunately it is very difficult if not impossible for a passenger to detect that there is anything wrong with an elevator before entering it. When elevator accidents occur, it is often as a result of sudden malfunctions or equipment damage that is unforeseen.

Elevators are so common that accidents can happen in almost any setting, including office buildings, shopping malls, and sports stadiums, to name a few. If you have been involved in an elevator accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your personal injury. The Waukesha elevator accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® have the legal experience you need to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 242-2874.

Elevator Accidents and the Law

The proper functioning and maintenance of an elevator is the responsibility of the building’s owners or managers. They are required by law to keep all aspects of the building safe, and not doing so is considered neglect. Elevator accidents and other accidents that occur on someone else’s property because of neglect fall under a field of law called premises liability law.

If you have been involved in an elevator accident, one or more of the following parties may be held responsible:

  • Property owner or building manager
  • Elevator engineer or manufacturer
  • Elevator maintenance staff

Compensation for Your Injuries

Elevator accidents can lead to very serious injuries or even death. Your elevator accident may entitle you to compensation for injuries, damages, and related costs, such as:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Hospital stays
  • Physical therapy
  • Short-term or long-term unemployment due to disability
  • Lost income
  • Mental or emotional therapy for pain and stress caused by the accident

Any accident causing personal injury can have a serious impact on your life for both the short-term and long-term. An aggressive personal injury attorney with experience in premises liability law can track down the people who are legally responsible for your injuries and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been injured in an elevator accident, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.