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Average Settlement for Elevator Accident

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Did you or a member of your family suffer an elevator accident? Although elevator accidents are not as common as other types of personal injury accidents, they can occur practically anywhere and at any time. This is because elevators have become such a staple in a variety of buildings, including but not limited to amusement parks, malls, department stores, office buildings, and residential buildings.

Most of us don’t think twice before stepping into or stepping out of an elevator because we have done so hundreds of times before. However, elevators can potentially be dangerous and lead to incidents; in general, elevator incidents can lead to a number of injuries (in severe cases, injuries could be disabling or even fatal).

In most cases, elevator incidents can be associated with the negligence of parties or entities. Therefore, affected parties might have grounds to pursue an injury claim. Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue after an elevator accident? Would you like to learn more about the average settlement amounts for elevator accidents? If you would like to sue and learn more about the compensation that you could be eligible to receive, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

You can trust the experts at Kenmore Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. At Kenmore Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims – always representing the best interests of our clients. If you are interested in discussing your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us at your earliest convenience.

Types of Elevator Incidents

Elevator incidents can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the common types of elevator incidents include the following:

  • Elevator door malfunctions – causing occupants’ body parts (arms, hands, feet, legs, e.g.) to be caught by the elevator door
  • Missing elevator car – causing unsuspecting people to step into the elevator shaft and fall
  • Slippery floors – causing occupants to slip and fall
  • Sudden stops/starts – causing occupants to be jolted inside the elevator car
  • Uneven transition between floor and elevator – causing occupants to trip while entering or exiting the elevator

Our Recent Verdicts and Settlements

$300,000

Premise Liability

$500,000

Premise Liability

$599,000

Slip and Fall

$1.5 Million

Shoulder and Back Injury

$734,851

Back Injury

$600,000

Shoulder Injury

Some of the Injuries Associated with Elevator Accidents

Without a doubt, elevator incidents can potentially lead to injuries. The severity of the injuries suffered will be associated with the gravity of the incident. Although every situation is different, some of the injuries that victims of elevator incidents could suffer include the following:

  • Brain injury
  • Broken leg
  • Crushing injuries
  • Head injury
  • Hip injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Severed limbs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sprained ankle
  • Sprains and strains

Did you or a member of your family suffer any of the injuries listed above associated with an elevator accident? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. Whether the incident resulted in minor, moderate, severe, or fatal injuries, you might have grounds to sue. You should seek legal assistance as soon as possible to learn more about your right to pursue a claim.

Liability for Elevator Accidents

Who is liable for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in an elevator accident? In general, liability for elevator accidents can be placed on elevator manufacturers (which currently include the following: Shotton Lifts, Walton Group, ThyssenKrup, Toshiba, Tenau, Stannah Lifts, Schindler Group, Otis Elevator Company, Metron, Mitsubishi Electric, Kone, Kleemann, Hyundai Elevator, Hitachi, Fujitec, Cibes Lift, Anton Freissler, and Aichi Small-Elevator Manufacturing Coropration, for example), property owners, and elevator maintenance companies.

Liability is based on four elements: a duty of care, a breach of duty, cause, and harm. If the negligent actions of a company or a property owner can be associated with the incident and the harm that the victim suffered, the company or property owner could be liable – that is, the victim or the victim’s family could pursue a claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue after an elevator accident, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

Your Right to Be Compensated

Are you eligible to recover compensation for the harm resulting from an elevator accident? Based on the details surrounding the claim, you could sue and recover compensation. The total compensation that you could be eligible to receive will be strictly based on the details surrounding the claim. What could you be eligible to receive?

You could recover some of the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal fees

If you are interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your elevator malfunction lawsuit is successful, do not hestiate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our elevator injury attorneys are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. To learn more about what you could be entitled to receive, contact the experts at our firm today.

How Much is an Elevator Accident Injury Worth?

If you have found yourself asking questions about the elevator accident settlement amounts associated with elevator injury claims, you should seek legal assistance with one of experienced lawyers as soon as possible. Speaking with a lawyer will help you gain an better understanding of elevator injury settlements and the total compensation that you could be eligible to recover.

How much can you receive for an elevator accident leading to injury? Elevator accident lawsuit compensation depends strictly on the details surrounding the claim. Some of the details that could affect the elevator accident injury compensation amount include the following:

  • The injuries sustained in the accident
  • The extent of the injuries sustained in the accident
  • The costs associated with medical treatment for the injuries suffered
  • The financial losses (including lost income) resulting from the incident
  • The mental and emotional anguish and distress resulting from the incident
  • The relevant insurance policy (the maximum coverage)

So, what is the average elevator accident settlement amount? Because elevator accident payout amounts can be affected by a number of factors, there is no universal amount to answer the question of average settlements.

Instead, it is better to look at each case individual. For instance, broken elevator accident settlement amounts for incidents that result in minor injuries (such as sprains, bruises, mild lacerations, simple fractures, etc.) are likely to be worth little to nothing compared to incidents that result in extensive injuries or even death. That is, an elevator accident injury settlement is $25,000 if there were only minor injuries. As the injuries increase and worsen, the amount a case can be worth will increase. A case could be worth $30,000 if the victim suffered a fracture that required surgery. In general, claims consisting of at least one surgical procedure will be worth significantly more that cases without any surgical procedures.

What if the elevator incident caused devastating injuries? Some of the more severe injuries surrounding elevator incidents include severed limbs and crushing injuries, for instance. An elevator accident injury is worth $75,000 if the injuries are severe – the case will be worth more if the injuries cause long-term harm, including permanent disability. Without a doubt, it is likely for severe elevator accident injuries to be worth upwards of $100,000.

If you are interested in learning more about malfunction elevator settlement amounts, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will provide you with the information that you need to better understand elevator malfunction compensations and settlements.

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What Should Victims Do?

After an elevator accident, there are a number of things that affected parties must do to prepare to eventually pursue a claim. Consider some of the steps listed below:

  • Photograph all injuries
  • Photograph the scene of the accident
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible
  • Report the incident with the property owner
  • Collect video footage that might have captured the incident
  • Gather all relevant medical records
  • Gather records related to lost income associated with the incident
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible to start the legal process and learn more about the potential value of elevator injury cases

Would you like to learn more about the steps that you should follow after you or a member of your family suffered harm in an elevator malfunction accident? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

File Your Claim Quickly

Unfortunately, some claimants can get carried away by elevator injury settlements and forget or disregard the fact that their claims are subject to deadlines. Something that is more important that determining the average value of elevator negligence cases is determining the total length of time that claimants have to sue. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations which determines the total length of time that claimants have to sue; if claimants fail to file their claims on time, they will lose their right to pursue their claims.

What deadline applies to your elevator injury claim? In general, elevator injury claims – like other premise liability claims – are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants have two years to pursue their claims. However, it is possible for exceptions to apply (based on the details surrounding the claim). To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to sue (and any exceptions that could apply). For more information about the deadline that applies to your claim, contact us today.

Contact Kenmore Law Group Today

Did you or a member or a member of your family experience an elevator accident resulting in injuries? If so, you might have the right to pursue an elevator accident lawsuit. Without a doubt, you might also have the right to recover monetary compensation. You might have many questions surrounding the specific amount of compensation that you can receive if your claim if successful. For more information about elevator personal injury settlements and the compensation that you could be entitled to receive, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.

Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including injury claims arising from elevator accidents. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome and recover the compensation that you are owed. Would you like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? To speak with an elevator slip and fall lawyer, contact the experts at our firm today.

At Kenmore Law Group, our Los Angeles elevator accident lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim. To remain accessible to all affected victims, our firm offers free legal services – including free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our elevator accident attorneys in Los Angeles are ready to provide you with the information that you need to pursue your claim. If you are interested in speaking with the experts at our firm and benefiting from our legal services, contact our firm today.

Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee, ensuring that our clients will not have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is based on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be required to cover any legal expenses.

Are you ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, contact our firm today.

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