Elevator Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
Suing an elevator company isn’t easy. You must determine the cause and prove negligence. We are elevator attorney experts. Call the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli today. Your initial consultation is free and you won’t pay anything for services rendered unless we win a settlement for you.
There are over 900,000 elevators in the US. Most are in great shape and will take you from one level of a building to another without anything eventful happening. Eighten billion passengers make trips on elevators each year and most never experience anything negative. If you weren’t so lucky and you were injured, you can file a lawsuit against the owner of the elevator or against the building – depending on the circumstances.
In order to pursue a claim, you’ll need to know a lot about elevators. You’ll be required to establish cause and fault. To do so, you’ll be required to have extensive knowledge about the operations and construction of elevators. We are elevator experts. We can help you bring the ones that are responsible for your injury to justice. We aren’t intimidated and won’t back down.
Elevator Defects and Malfunctions
While we’d all like to trust any elevator we step onto to do its job and take us to the appropriate floor with no issues, that’s not always the case. Some of the defects and malfunctions elevators can experience are:
- Pulley system malfunction or breakdown of mechanical functions
- Open shaft that poses the risk of falling
- Faulty doors that fail to protect passengers
- Incomplete repairs
- Faulty wiring
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Unbalanced leveling
- Faulty switches causing entrapment
Injury and Death Caused by Elevator Accidents
It’s something you don’t even want to admit is real, but there have been cases of death and injury caused by defects or malfunction of elevators in the past. Some incidences involved construction workers who were doing maintenance and repairs on the equipment, but others were passengers on the elevator, just like yourself.
Among the reasons elevators can cause injury and death are:
- Equipment malfunction
- Trips and falls due to elevator parts protruding
- Slips and falls due to wet floors that aren’t marked
- Slips and falls due to slippery floors
- Elevator doors that don’t function correctly
Injuries that might be sustained by elevator accidents include:
- Loss of limb or limbs
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Electrical shock
- Neck and back injuries
- Heart attacks
Elevators are inspected periodically. That doesn’t mean the company or business that was responsible for any repairs actually took care of them. If you were injured in an elevator or if a loved one was killed, you should call now for legal representation. We are elevator experts who can help you recover your losses.
What Should I Do in Order to Sue an Elevator Company or Building?
The very first thing you should do if you were injured at an elevator is to comply with all medical advice and instructions. Keep records. Take photos of your injury. Keep all of your appointments. When you are able, contact us. We can help you fight for compensation that is rightfully yours. Then, come in for a free consultation. We’ll go over key details of your case and ask you questions. If we feel you have a good chance at a case against the Los Angeles elevator company or building, we’ll proceed by gathering evidence, talking to witnesses, etc. It is important to call us right away so we can get started on your case. The statute of limitations in California is two years but you certainly don’t want to wait that long. Time is not on your side. Witnesses forget details and you may too. Furthermore, you’ll want to settle as soon as possible to recover the money you’ve spent on medical bills and other expenses. Contact the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli today. We are elevator experts in Los Angeles. We will fight for you. We are on your side.
Free Case Evaluation by Elevator Injury Attorney
You will never be charged unless you recover loses. We are happy to evaluate your elevator injury. We understand that the experience was not just painful but was most likely mentally painful too. Elevator rides are supposed to be uneventful. We all rely on the service of elevators and trust them to take us where we want to go. If that was not the case for you, we are here to help you. You may now have developed an elevator phobia which can interfere with getting from one level of a building to another. We are here for you but be sure to call today. Time is of essence so call today and let’s get started getting the settlement that is rightfully yours. We are on your side and won’t back down.
You Deserve The Best
A true Angelino, Jacob was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. He attended Beverly Hills High School and was accepted to UCLA where he received his undergraduate degree in history. Upon graduation from UCLA, Jacob went on to earn his law degree from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law.