There are multiple rules and regulations regarding elevator use in Michigan. These govern what counts as an elevator and how to receive compensation when a personal injury happens because of an elevator.
Law classifies elevators as any cage or car that has been installed in a building and is used to transport property and people vertically. These are the three types of elevators:
If you are injured while riding any of these three machines, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit.
When you get into an elevator, or on an escalator, you're usually in a place of business, a building, or other such property. The property owner and elevator manufacturer have an absolute obligation to make sure this device is safe to ride on.
Generally, elevator accidents occur due to the negligence of irresponsibility of the liable party. There are times when safety warnings are not displayed adequately inside or near the vestibule. An operator may have made a mistake, or faulty wiring might decide to act up. There are a lot of reasons an accident may occur.
The key is always to be prepared and have a plan of action in case of calamity.
The nature of the accident plays the most significant role when determining which party is responsible for an accident. The following individuals might be responsible:
The best thing to do if you are unsure is to contact a lawyer specializing in these types of injury cases. A lawyer will be able to root out the liable party. In addition, they will be able to investigate what went wrong the day of the incident.
Every injury case is specific, and an attorney will have to look at your situation to determine what the particular claim will be. The most common adverse occurrences with lifts are:
An elevator injury may have devastating consequences on an individual and their family. Medical costs are incredibly high, and besides, the victim may be unable to work because of their fractures.
If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury in an elevator or escalator, don’t hesitate to call a lawyer. The attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center will help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us at (800) 961-8477 for a free case evaluation.