Elevators are a part of our daily lives and many people do not realize or think about the risks that they may cause. In fact, elevator accidents happen quite often on a daily basis. Our Michigan elevator accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases for victims injured or killed in an elevator accident.
According to the Centers for Construction Research and Training, elevator accidents kill about 30 people and seriously injure about 17,000 people every year in the United States. In addition, most elevator accident fatalities are from people working, maintaining, repairing or installing an elevator shaft, causing them to fall. However, statistics show that children and older adults 65 and older are most at risk of sustaining an injury while on an elevator rather than an elevator maintenance worker.
Common Causes of Michigan Elevator Accident Injuries
According to the Centers for Construction Research and Training, the most common elevator accidents that result in injury include:
- Falling from an elevator
- Being caught between elevators
- Being caught between an elevator and a door
- Being caught in elevator equipment
- Being hit by elevators
- Having an elevator collapse
Michigan Elevator Accident Lawsuits
Under Michigan law, the owner of the building has a duty to make the premises reasonably safe for its occupants. The failure to take proper preventative action often leads to serious injuries. Personal injury lawsuits can be filed for victims of elevator accidents.
Building owners usually deny responsibility for failing to make elevators safe and blame the injury victim. Our Michigan elevator accident lawyers will step in to hold them accountable for your injuries. Sometimes these accidents result cause a death, which may leads to a Michigan wrongful death claim.
Contact Our Michigan Elevator Personal Injury Lawyers
Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. There are strict time deadlines so it is important that you call us today.
If we accept your case, we will begin work immediately. All clients are represented under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose, so call us today!