Elevator Rides and Personal Injury Law
Many people have been victims of elevator accidents, causing serious injuries to their necks, backs, legs, arms, and other parts of the body.
Owners and property managers of buildings that have elevators are responsible for keeping them in good working condition. When an elevator malfunction causes personal injury, there are various parties that may be held liable for the damages; these include the owner or manager of the building, as well as the companies that manufacture and service the elevators.
Causes of Elevator Accidents
Some common types of elevator accidents involve:
- Defective or malfunctioning elevator doors;
- A sudden stop or start of an elevator;
- Failed safety devices;
- Electrical issues causing an elevator to get stuck or free fall;
- The improper leveling of an elevator;
- Worn or broken cables or improperly maintained cables; or
- Operator error.
If you, or someone you care about, has been injured in an elevator accident, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at John Mickelson Law Corporation. We can help provide you with the financial assistance and medical treatment you need. Please call (604)-684-0040 to schedule a free consultation at our Vancouver, Abbotsford, or Surrey office.Go back to Blog