In early May 2021, two women were involved in an elevator incident in Galveston County, Texas. The incident occurred when the women were using an in-home elevator. As the elevator ascended, it struck the underside of the home’s deck, causing both women to fall fifteen feet to the ground below. Both women were injured. One of the women suffered a significant head injury and tragically died as a result. Investigators are still attempting to determine the cause of the incident and determine whether it was due to a defect in the elevator, improper installation, or other factor.
Unfortunately, elevator accidents are far too common and at the same time are almost always preventable. In many instances, elevator incidents are the result negligence in the design/manufacture of the elevator, or the result of negligence in the elevator’s installation. Elevator incidents also occur due to negligence in the failure to properly maintain the elevator and/or in inspecting and servicing the elevator.
For over 70 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of an elevator that was negligently designed and/or installed, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.