Many of us step onto elevators every day. Very little thought is given to elevator use, whether
we use them to get to our homes, our work, or to visit the doctor. However, when an elevator
trip causes an accident, your whole view of elevators can change in an instant. Although most
elevators are perfectly safe, when not properly maintained and operated, they can be quite
dangerous. When you suffer from an elevator injury, you should speak to an elevator injury
Why Speak to an Elevator Injury Attorney?
It might seem speaking to an elevator injury attorney is a little extreme. However, many elevator
accidents are caused due to improper care by property owners or managers, as well as
outdated elevators that should no longer be operating. Because these issues can be avoided,
and because the law stipulates that property owners must take reasonable care to maintain their
property, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What Types of Elevator Injuries Deserve Compensation?
This is a good question, and the answer might very well be almost any injury. If you suffer due
to a property owner’s negligence, you could have a personal injury case. Common injuries
caused by elevators can include but are not limited to the following:
● Concussions and other head injuries
● Severe bruising
● Sore back or neck
● Injured or severed limbs
● Anxiety or panic attacks
● Injury from a fall
● Broken bones
Any of these injuries can be caused by property management shortfalls.
What Causes Elevator Injuries?
Injuries occur due to a long list of issues, all, or most of which are preventable. This might
● Outdated inspections
● Malfunctioning doors and systems
● Broken control panels
● Lift mechanism failures
Even if the injury occurs due to a new or unexpected functional issue, you have a right to seek
What If the Injury Was My Fault?
It might seem that something like tripping or falling is your own fault, but you need to determine
why you tripped or fell. For example, malfunctioning elevators often don’t line up with the floor
which creates a lip or dip you might not notice. Because you are expecting the elevator to be
safe, you aren’t necessarily going to be looking for level issues. As a result, you trip. An attorney
can prove this issue was in fact not your fault and the accident could have been avoided had the
elevator been functioning properly.
Who Would I Sue in Case of an Elevator Injury?
Your elevator injury attorney will offer advice regarding the legal proceedings involved in your
case. They understand how to establish proof of negligence and establish what party(s) to sue.
They consider your injuries, how they occurred and how they impacted your life at the time of
the injury, during your recovery, and possible future consequences. This allows them to
determine how much compensation you should seek. They work with you throughout the
process and are ready to manage unforeseen conflicts if they arise.
If you have sustained an injury from an elevator, the elevator injury attorneys at Malley Law Firm
can help. Even if you feel you were at fault, they can offer expertise and advice to seek the
compensation you deserve. Click here to contact our team for your initial free consultation.