Elevators are a common mode of transportation. They are heavily used in shopping malls, casinos, hotels, apartment complexes, office buildings, hospitals and other buildings. Most people use them without ever thinking they could be injured. Unfortunately, like all machinery, elevators can malfunction, resulting in serious emotional and physical injuries.
If you or someone you love suffered an elevator accident injury in the Las Vegas area, we can help. At Christiansen Law Offices, we strive to help clients recover physically, emotionally and financially from these types of injuries. Contact us today online or by telephone at 702-570-9262 to speak with a skilled Nevada attorney.
Causes of Elevator Accidents
Most elevator accidents are either caused by defective design and/or manufacture or by improper maintenance. With 50 years of combined legal experience, our Las Vegas elevator accident attorneys represent clients injured in a range of elevator accidents caused by:
- Faulty brakes
- Elevators opening between floors
- Doors closing unexpectedly
- Door jams
- Falling into elevator shaft
- Elevator misleveling
When limbs are caught in elevator doors, fractures and broken bones are common. When cables fail, causing passengers plummet to the bottom of the elevator shaft, people can suffer serious, potentially fatal injuries. A passenger may also suffer a back injury or neck injury from a slip-and-fall incident caused by misleveling.
If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, we will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case. We will gather all available evidence, which may include video footage inside the elevator, and consult with experts to pinpoint liability. Rest assured, we will not be satisfied until we recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
Let Us Help You
If you have been hurt in an elevator accident due to the negligent actions of a manufacturer or property owner, we can help you obtain damages for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as future expenses for a potentially permanent physical disability. Contact us online or call 702-570-9262 to discuss your elevator accident injury with our experienced lawyers.