Nobody ever thinks they will be injured when they come aboard an elevator, however, this is unfortunately not the case. Many people are injured in elevator accidents every year, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it is rarely their fault. This is why most people who are involved in elevator accidents look into recovering financial compensation to help them heal. If you were involved in an elevator accident, here are some of the questions you may have
What are the most common causes of elevator accidents?
Elevator accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including, though certainly not limited to:
- Faulty wiring
- Abrupt stops
- Pully system malfunction
- Power failures
- Failing to keep equipment up-to-date
- Door operator errors
- Mechanical breakdown
- Control system malfunction
- Drive malfunction
- Improper installations
- Faulty wiring
- Negligent design
What are the most commonly sustained injuries in elevator accidents?
Some of the injuries sustained in elevator accidents that have recovered financial compensation in the past include:
- Back injuries
- Head trauma
- Severed limbs
- Cuts and bruises
- Crush injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation in an elevator accident?
If you can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will recover financial compensation. However, you must hire an experienced attorney who can determine whether you have a product or a premises liability lawsuit on your hands.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, you and your attorney must recover security camera footage, pictures of the hazardous condition, medical documentation, witness statements, and more. Additionally, once you file your claim, you should always be very careful about what you are posting on social media. Insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts to see if you post anything that may even remotely contradicts your claim. If you do, there is a good chance they will use it against you to prove your claim untrue in court and deny you of the compensation you need.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of another person, especially due to sheer carelessness. Not only must you now recover physically, but you must also find a way to pay for your recovery as well. This why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of your situation. Contact an attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more.