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Elevator Accident Lawsuit

Elevator accidents can cause serious injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator accident, contact our Elevator Accident Lawyers for a free consultation. We have experience handling these types of cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Elevator accidents can happen in many ways. Sometimes they are the result of a mechanical failure, while other times they may be caused by negligent maintenance or poor safety standards. Whatever the cause, if you have been injured in an elevator accident, you may be able to file an elevator accident lawsuit to recover damages. 

At our law firm, we have experience handling all types of elevator accidents. We can investigate the cause of the accident and fight to hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation at 800-337-7755 or chat with our personal injury lawyers today. We can review your case and advise you of your legal options. 

Elevator accidents can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. An elevator accident can even kill someone. 

Cargo Elevator Accidents

Cargo elevators are supposed to be installed and operated according to strict safety standards. Unfortunately, these standards are often not followed, leading to serious accidents. 

If you have been injured in a cargo elevator accident, or if your loved one was killed in a cargo elevator accident, contact our law firm today. We can investigate the cause of the accident and help you get the compensation you deserve. 

Passenger Elevator Accidents

Passenger elevators are supposed to be safe for everyone who uses them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Elevator accidents can happen when an elevator car suddenly drops, when the doors open unexpectedly, when the elevator does not level with the outside floor causing a tripping hazard, or when someone gets trapped between the doors. 

If you have been injured in a passenger elevator accident, or if your loved one was killed in a passenger elevator accident, contact our law firm. We can help fight to get the compensation you deserve. We have experience handling these types of cases. 

We understand that filing a lawsuit may seem like an overwhelming task. That is why we offer free consultations to all of our clients. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. You do not have to face this alone. Contact us today and let us help you get justice.

Elevator Safety Standards

There are safety organizations which have certain standards particular to elevators. There are also Elevator safety laws in Florida designed to protect the public. 

The following are some of the relevant statutes and codes governing Elevators in Florida:
  • Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks, Fla. Stat. Ann. s. 399.02 
  • Florida Elevator Safety Act, Fla. Stat. Ann. s. 399.001-399.17
  • Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 61C-5.0051 - Emergency Stop Switches and In-Car Stop Switches
  • Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 61C-5.001 - Safety Standards
  • ASME A17.1-2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
These standards are in place to help ensure that elevators are safe for everyone who uses them. 

Florida Elevator Safety Inspections 

Florida law requires that all elevators be inspected at least once a year. Elevator inspectors are required to check for a variety of things, including: 

- The condition of the elevator car and cab
- The condition of the hoistway and landing
- Safety devices and their proper operation
- Electrical wiring and equipment
- Elevator signals 

Elevator licenses are monitored by the State of Florida. The owner of an elevator is responsible for maintaining its license, annually scheduling inspections to ensure safe operation, and providing the Florida bureau with current contact and mailing information.

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, or if you believe that an elevator has been unsafe, contact our law firm. We can help you get the information you need to file an elevator injury lawsuit in Florida.

Elevator companies have a duty to maintain their elevators in a safe condition. If they fail to do so, and someone is injured as a result, they can be held liable.

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, or if your loved one was killed in an elevator accident, contact the Law Offices of Jason Turchin  today. We can fight for you to try and get you the compensation you deserve. We have experience handling elevator accident cases in Florida.

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We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless you win. Contact us today for a free consultation. We can review your case and advise you of your legal options. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.

Do I Have an Elevator Accident Case?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator accident in Florida, you may be wondering if you have a case. The answer depends on many factors, including the cause of the accident and who was at fault. 

To find out if you have a case, contact our law firm today. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. Our consultations are always free.

Types of Elevator Accident Claims

There are many different types of Elevator accident claims that our law firm handles. Some of the most common include: 

- Elevator car drops abruptly
- Elevator doors open unexpectedly or close too quickly
- Elevator malfunctions, such as getting stuck between floors
- Person is injured while stepping into or out of an elevator 
- Person is injured by falling debris or equipment 

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, or if your loved one was killed in an elevator accident, contact our law firm today. 

What compensation can someone get if they are hurt in an elevator accident in Florida?

In Florida, the law provides for two types of possible damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are intended to compensate the victim for their financial losses, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate the victim for their pain and suffering. 

Who could be held responsible for an elevator accident in Florida?

There are many potential defendants in an elevator accident case, including the owner of the building, the management association, the manufacturer of the elevator, and the company that performs annual inspections. It is important to have a qualified attorney who can identify all responsible parties and hold them accountable.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator accident, contact our law firm today for a free consultation. 

I was hurt in an elevator fall. Can I file an elevator injury lawsuit in Florida?

Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for your injuries. Elevator falls can cause serious injuries, such as head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact our law firm today to learn more about your legal options.

I need an attorney with experience in elevator accidents in Florida. Can you help?

Yes, we may be able to help. Our law firm has years of experience handling elevator accident cases in Florida. We know what it takes to win and will fight for you every step of the way if we believe you were harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.

Freight Elevator Accident Claims

A freight elevator accident can occur because of negligence or lack of maintenance. This can cause the elevator to drop suddenly, resulting in serious injuries to those inside. If you have been injured in a freight elevator accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact our law firm today to see if you may qualify for compensation. 

Elevator Product Liability Claims

Elevator product liability claims can be filed against the manufacturer of the elevator if it is determined that the elevator was defective. Elevators are complex machines with many moving parts. If any one of these parts is defective, it can cause the elevator to malfunction, resulting in serious injury or even death. 

Product liability lawsuits in Florida are lawsuits filed against the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a defective product. If you have been injured by a defective elevator, you may be able to file a product liability claim.

Elevator Maintenance and Repair Questions

Who is responsible for maintaining and repairing Elevators in Florida?

The Elevator Maintenance and Repair statute in Florida states that the owner of the Elevator is responsible for maintaining and repairing the Elevator. This can include the owner of the building, the owner of the Elevator, or the manufacturer of the Elevator. 

What should I do if I am injured in an Elevator accident?

If you are injured in an Elevator accident in Florida, you should seek medical attention immediately. You should also contact our law firm to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. 

What is the Florida Bureau of Elevator Safety?

The Florida Bureau of Elevator Safety is a state agency that regulates Elevators in Florida. This includes inspecting Elevators, issuing permits, and investigating Elevator accidents.

How often must elevators in Florida be inspected?

Elevators in Florida generally must be inspected every year. However, if there is an Elevator accident, the Elevator must generally be inspected within 5 days of the accident. Florida’s elevator safety law typically requires the certificate of operation holder to report the accident to the Bureau of Elevator Safety on a form prescribed by the Florida department within 5 working days after any accident occurring in or upon any elevator.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an Elevator accident, contact the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. You may qualify for compensation.

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