Elevators are complicated machines with many moving parts, requiring regular maintenance and repairs. When they break down, the resulting injuries can be very serious.
Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, is among the few law firms in the Baltimore area with specific experience in elevator accidents and escalator injuries. Learn more in a free consultation.
Injured By A Malfunctioning Elevator?
Our personal injury lawyers have obtained settlements and verdicts against companies that install and service vertical transports, such as Otis Elevator Company and Millar Elevator Industries. A lawsuit may also name a building owner or property management company that failed to address a known safety hazard with its elevator or escalator.
We have handled many accident scenarios, including people injured by:
- Falling into an elevator shaft
- Elevators falling multiple stories
- Jumpy/jerking elevators
- Malfunctioning elevator doors
- Feet or clothing caught in escalator treads
Demonstrating Negligence Or Incompetence
When regular maintenance is performed correctly, elevators and escalators should not constantly break down. But often when a malfunction is reported, the elevator contractor may simply reboot the system without fixing the underlying issue. This temporary solution is often a precursor to a serious injury accident.
Our attorneys are familiar with technical service requirements and we know the industry experts. Our experience in this niche area of the law works to your advantage in holding the parties accountable, in negotiations or in court.
Call 410-344-7380 or toll free 800-266-4732, or contact us online, to set up a free consultation. We have six convenient office locations in Maryland.