Georgia Elevator Accidents Can Cause Serious Injury


April 21, 2011

People typically assume that elevators are safe and that elevator accidents that cause serious injury are rare events. It is easy to assume that malfunctioning elevators do not exist outside the world of Hollywood movies. However, elevator accidents cause injury to over 11,000 people in a typical year according to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

These accidents typically result from the defective manufacture or design of an elevator or inadequate maintenance by the property owner or private maintenance company. If you suffer injury in a Georgia elevator accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the elevator manufacturer, the property owner and/or the elevator maintenance company.

The Georgia elevator accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have been zealously representing those seriously injured throughout Georgia for over 27 years. If you are involved in an elevator accident, contact our Georgia elevator accident lawyers for a free consultation and to learn about your legal rights to money damages. We will carefully investigate elevator accidents to determine the cause and all potentially responsible parties so that we can build the most persuasive case possible. We work hard for our clients and are committed to our goal of being recognized as the top personal injury lawyers in Georgia.

One major issue involving elevator safety is that elevators are not subject to Federal regulation nor are they regulated by the CPSC. Elevators are typically inspected by state building inspectors. If an elevator accident is the result of a defective system or component, we may be able to file a product liability lawsuit on your behalf. It is more common that elevator accidents are the product of a failure by a property owner to properly inspect an elevator or conduct appropriate maintenance.

Elevator accidents can result from malfunction of the lift system and cabling, which can cause serious injury when a sudden jolting stop follows a free fall. Another common cause of elevator accidents involves an elevator failing to line up correctly with the building flooring. People can also often suffer injury from being trapped in elevators for extended periods of time.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an elevator accident, the Georgia elevator accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are available to speak to you regarding your accident. We can provide an initial case evaluation and advise you regarding your rights and prospects for filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the elevator manufacturer or property owner. Our Atlanta elevator accident lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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