Elevator Accident Lawyers in Atlanta
Helping Clients across Tucker with Their Personal Injury Needs
Thousands of people each day step onto elevators in hotels, office buildings, and malls without a single thought as to the possibility that an elevator malfunction may occur, causing injury and harm to the occupants. In a high-rise city such as Atlanta, elevators are an efficient and economical means of transportation, and they are also one of the most important maintenance issues building managers face. When compared to the number of elevator rides on any given day, incidences of elevator accidents are rare, but the injuries caused by these accidents are very serious and often fatal.
Proving the Cause of an Elevator Malfunction
By thoroughly investigating maintenance, inspection, and accident records where an incident occurred, an experienced attorney can usually determine who should be held liable for an elevator malfunction. Individuals should have a reasonable assurance of safety when using any public equipment in or around a business premises.
When this safety is compromised, the most likely cause is poor maintenance. This may be the responsibility of members of the staff employed by the building or property owner, or it could be a matter that is handled by an outside company. The aid of a knowledgeable elevator accident lawyer is important when trying to determine who is responsible for injuries caused in the accident and for helping you file a premises liability claim.
Lawsuits for Injuries Caused by Elevators
The possible injuries from an elevator accident can include cuts and bruises or trauma to joints and limbs from doors closing prematurely, or head trauma or other serious injury caused by a malfunction of the elevator.
Elevator accident lawyers help injured parties obtain settlements for injuries caused by:
- Elevator door malfunctions
- Premature movement of an open elevator car
- Sudden stops or drops of an elevator car
- Emotional trauma resulting from being trapped in an elevator for an extended period of time
- Heat stroke and dehydration symptoms caused by being trapped in an elevator car
- Trips and falls resulting from an elevator failing to properly align with the floor
Most elevator accidents involve either some malfunction of the system of cables and pulleys used to operate the device, or an electrical malfunction.
Elevator Accidents Affect Thousands of Individuals
According to ConsumerWatch.com, elevator accidents affect more than 10,200 individuals each year, sometimes resulting in death. Contributing to elevator malfunctions is the fact that elevators are not subject to federal accident investigations, and information about defective parts recalls is not made widely available, as manufacturers are only required to notify the owners of the equipment.
Contact Our Elevator Accident Lawyers in Atlanta
If you have been injured or traumatized due to the failure of an elevator to operate properly, contact Buddoo and Associates, P.C. immediately to begin a discussion with a knowledgeable attorney regarding your case.
Our Atlanta elevator accident attorneys are focused on helping you receive fair compensation. Call (404) 800-3755 today.
“I've dealt with them twice and both times they've successfully got me the money I needed for my accident.”- Darrien B.
“The staff is very friendly and understanding. Mr. Buddoo himself is easy to talk with, very understanding and knowledgeable in what he does.”- Constance T.
“From the very beginning, when I contacted them about my accident, they were very communicative, they always contacted me with updates and check-ups.”- Neka B.
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident $5,000,000
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident $1,450,000
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident $1,175,000
Auto Accident $1,100,000
Utility Vehicle Auto Accident $900,000
Litigation Auto Accident Settlement $800,000
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident $800,000
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident Settlement (State Court) $785,000
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident $650,000.00
Commercial Vehicle Auto Accident $650,000
Commercial Vehicle Truck Accident Settlement (Federal Court) $650,000
Tractor Trailer Accident $590,000
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