Riding an elevator or an escalator is hardly a cause for concern. However, when accidents happen, they are often very serious and result in significant injuries for anyone involved. There are a number of different reasons that an elevator accident may occur, whether it be a design defect or a mechanical failure. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious elevator accident, it is essential to retain quality legal representation from a qualified attorney. The legal team at Markey & Orsi has nearly 30 years of experience guiding clients through each step of the personal injury claims process and helping them recover significant compensation when it matters most. Contact our elevator accident attorneys today to schedule a consultation.
Determining Liability in an Elevator Accident | Our Attorneys Can Help
When an individual is involved in an elevator accident, they may be facing burdens that range from emotional to physical to financial. These accidents are quite serious and the only way to find justice for the victim is to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Elevator accidents are quite complex and therefore, it may be a challenge to determine who needs to be held accountable. Sometimes, the property owner is responsible while other times, it is the elevator manufacturer that failed to meet safety standards. It takes the skill of an experienced personal injury attorney to assess all factors and determine just who is responsible for the accident.
Property owner liability: In the event that the owner of the property where the elevator was located knew that the elevator needed maintenance but failed to schedule a repair, they may be held liable for an accident. This can be challenging for the injured party because when it comes time for their case, they will be required to prove that the owner either knew or should have reasonably known that there was an issue with the elevator and did not do anything to fix it.
Product liability: There may also be a situation where the property owner was completely unaware of any issues with the elevator because it would be undetectable to anyone who is not an expert in the field. The designer of the elevator could be liable for injuries if the design was flawed and there was an equally practical option available. The manufacturer can be held liable if they deviated from the design of the product and made a product that was dangerous to those who used it. The injured party will still have to fulfill the burden of proof in this situation and show whether the elevator had a design flaw, a manufacturing flaw, or did not have proper labels and warnings.
Regardless of whichever party is liable, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney that also has experience with product liability cases. This way, the victim can feel confident that they will have a successful resolution no matter the turnout. Contact Markey & Orsi today for a skilled legal team in both product liability and personal injury matters.
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an elevator accident, it is crucial to retain the services of an attorney with the knowledge and skill it takes to win your case. Markey & Orsi is committed to helping you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other noneconomic burdens that were caused by the accident. Contact our firm today.