Massachusetts Elevator Accident Personal Injury Lawyers – Gilman Law LLP
Elevators and escalators can be found at almost every shopping center, mall, and office building in Massachusetts. Due to wheelchair access laws, elevators are often a legal requirement in new multistory buildings. You use them regularly without thinking whether or not they have been properly maintained or inspected. However, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 17,000 people are injured by elevators and escalators each year and 40 people are killed.
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Elevators are very complex mechanical machines and generally last approximately 20 years, if properly serviced according to the manufacturer’s maintenance and inspection schedule. It is critical that building owners contract with a service and maintenance company to ensure that the elevator is maintained properly and always up to code. However, this is not always done.
If you have been injured while using an elevator or escalator, the building owner, manager, manufacturer, service or maintenance company might be legally responsible for your injuries.
Common Causes of Elevator Accidents:
Many elevator injuries are caused by inadequate maintenance, faulty wiring, unsafe design, electronic eye or pulley system malfunction.
In some instances, people are injured in an elevator accident due to a design flaw, defective part or inadequate warning which the manufacturer may be held responsible for.
Our team at Gilman Law will be able to investigate all of the facts surrounding your accident. We have access to the finest engineers that will assist us in the process to determine if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Our Elevator Accident attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury and product liability law and are here to help protect your legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an elevator accident, the Elevator Accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP will help you get the maximum compensation you deserve which may include compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses.
Legal Help for Victims of Elevator Accidents
Gilman Law LLP is a leading personal injury law firm and is here to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on an elevator, it is important to contact a lawyer that specializes in elevator accidents in order to help protect your legal rights. Many of these actions require you to file a claim within a strict time limitation in order to commence an action for recovery. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out our online form, or CALL TOLL FREE (1-888-252-0048) today.