Elevator accidents in Michigan occur at an alarmingly frequent rate. Every day, millions of people use elevators and escalators to get to their offices and places of work. Whether you work in a 25-story high-rise or on the third floor of a condominium complex, an elevator is a necessary means of vertical transportation. They are efficient, spacey, and very useful. Given all of this, elevators can also be very dangerous.
According to national statistics, nearly thirty people die from elevator-related injuries every year. An astounding 11,000 people were treated and/or hospitalized due to injuries received due to elevator malfunctions or elevator accidents.
Premises liability comes into play whenever someone is injured in an elevator. Has the proprietor of the building and elevator in question kept the elevator and surrounding environs hazard-free? Or has he negligently failed to keep the elevator and surrounding premises up to regular standards of safety? As well as proprietors, service companies may also be at fault for faulty maintenance.
If you have been seriously injured in an elevator accident and received treatment and/or substantial loss of wages, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Do not let time go by. Many states have time constraints on premises liability cases. Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates today for a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.
When elevator accidents are not fatal, common injuries associated with these types of accidents include: