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Elevator Accidents Lawyer • San Antonio

The property owner liability attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to property owner negligence including elevator accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you have been injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, or reckless act of a company, person, or municipality, we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Injuries due to elevator accidents can be devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Elevator, Escalator, and Lift Accidents

Elevators, escalators, and lifts are complex pieces of machinery governed by strict laws of installation, inspection, and maintenance. When a property owner or landlord fails to ensure the safe operation of an elevator on their premises, they put the lives of others at serious risk.

Most elevator and escalator accidents occur because the property owner failed to properly inspect and service the equipment. The owner of a building must employ trained professionals on a regular and consistent basis to prevent breakdown, malfunction, or wear-and-tear that may cause an elevator to break, fall, or become stuck.

What You Need to Build and Elevator Accident Claim

Elevator and escalator accident claims are complicated and require thorough record of past maintenance and inspection from the property owner, elevator company, and any contracted repair workers. You must work with a lawyer to obtain all necessary proof for your case, such as:

  • Surveillance video of the defective elevator or escalator.
  • Work and maintenance records for the elevator or escalator over several years time.
  • Proof of equipment safety testing, or lack thereof.
  • Any contracts and correspondence between the property owner and elevator company or repairmen.
  • Inspection reports from the defective elevator or escalator.
  • Quotes, repair recommendations, or other information given to the property owner by the elevator company or servicing agency.
  • The property owner’s elevator insurance policies.

Types of Elevator Accident Claims

There are types of elevator accidents, including sudden acceleration or deceleration, defective or worn cables, mis-leveling, door jambs, stuck elevator compartments, defective circuits and wiring, and more. Elevators are a common feature of business offices, hospitals, construction sites, and other heavily trafficked areas. Whatever the cause of the accident, the personal injuries that result are often life altering. Twenty seven people die in elevator accidents each year, leaving behind grief-stricken families due to wrongful death.

If you have been injured in an elevator, escalator, or lift accident, seek out an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. To build a strong case, you must show that your injury was caused by equipment failure, malfunction, or disrepair that could have been prevented by adequate inspection and maintenance. If the property owner was aware of the dangerous condition, or should have been aware, and did not take reasonable and appropriate steps to repair the hazard, they may be held liable for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers have the expertise you need to successfully navigate a claim against a property owner, and get you the best possible compensation. You may be able to recover hospital expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Start Your Claim Today!

Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including elevator accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088


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