A young man was injured when an elevator suddenly plummeted several stories and then came to an abrupt stop. The force of the abrupt stop threw the young man down on the floor of the elevator. Further, the abrupt stop caused the elevator’s escape hatch to become dislodged and fall, landing on the young man’s head and causing him to sustain serious injuries to his head, neck, and back.
The young man filed a lawsuit against the elevator repair company responsible for maintaining the elevator. He alleged the elevator repair company negligently maintained the elevator, thereby causing it to malfunction and fall. The suit ultimately settled out of court for almost $2,000,000.
Elevator accidents like this one are not uncommon. They are frequently the result of improper installation, defective products, poor maintenance, or mismanagement. Further, elevator accidents are a significant concern, as they can result in serious injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.