An elevator accident can be physically devastating and emotionally traumatic. When a elevator malfunctions, occupants or workers can suffer life-changing injuries. Elevator disasters can cause catastrophic and fatal personal injuries to victims, including spinal cord fractures and traumatic limb amputations.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, our Boston elevator accident attorneys can help elevator accident victims or surviving loved ones in Boston fight for justice and financial compensation. If you have injuries from a Boston elevator accident, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers for a free case evaluation.
Most people do not believe elevator accidents will happen to them. These disasters may seem more common in movies than in real life. Unfortunately, elevator and escalator accidents occur more often the most people realize. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health states that elevator and escalator accidents seriously injure around 17,000 victims each year.
They take an average of 30 lives annually as well. The most commonly reported elevator accidents are falls down shafts, platform collapses, struck-by counterweights, and caught in or between equipment. Workers in the elevator industry are at an increased risk of injuries and fatalities. Statistics show workers account for about half of annual elevator deaths in the US.
After we accept an elevator accident claimant, our Boston elevator accident lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP will immediately go to work on identifying the cause of the catastrophe. The cause of the accident will point to the identity of the defendant – the person who will receive the victim’s injury claim.
We work with top-tier investigators, accident reconstructionists and other experts to help injured victims determine what caused their elevator or escalator accidents.
Workers and occupants can sustain catastrophic injuries when an elevator does not work as it should. Common injuries include paralysis, traumatic brain damage, broken bones, muscle strains, amputations and death. If you or someone you love has serious injuries from any type of elevator accident, our attorneys may be able to help.
As the victim of an elevator accident in Massachusetts, you may have the right to bring a civil claim against the party or parties that contributed to the disaster. The party that caused your accident could be the elevator manufacturing company, installation company, property owner or maintenance crew. Once your lawyer identifies the appropriate defendant(s), he or she will help you file a claim to damages by Massachusetts’ deadline.
In general, you must bring your claim within three years of the accident for a valid suit. A civil claim could end in financial recovery for you and your family’s related losses. A compensatory award from a defendant could repay you for medical bills, past and future lost income, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and/or wrongful death damages.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we put our clients first 100% of the time. Your number one job is to recuperate. We will help you do so any way we can, including connecting you to the right doctors in Boston. Our Boston personal injury attorneys may be able to help you and your family obtain fair compensation for a serious elevator accident starting with an in-depth discussion about your specific case. Contact us today to schedule your meeting.