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Port St. Lucie Elevator Accident Lawyer

Elevator accidents are surprisingly common. In and around Port St. Lucie, we often find elevators in apartment buildings, retail stores, private homes, hospitals, and at construction sites. In the entire United States, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that around 24,000 people are treated in the emergency room each year due to an elevator accident. If you were hurt in this type of incident, please call Smith, Ball & Báez after receiving treatment. Our Port St. Lucie elevator accident lawyer can review the facts to determine legal liability. It is often possible to bring a claim against the property owner for failing to properly maintain their elevator.

How Our Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

One important job lawyers provide is identifying why the accident happened. You might not be entirely sure what happened. All you know is that one moment you were looking at messages on your phone and the next everyone in the elevator was lying all over each other and in pain. After an accident, you need to focus on getting better, which is often a full-time job. That’s why you should contact an experienced attorney. We can investigate the accident and possibly inspect the elevator to identify fault.

Many elevators fail because they are not maintained properly. A malfunctioning elevator can:

  • Stop abruptly
  • Fall to the ground
  • Shut the door on someone’s arm or leg
  • Trap occupants by stopping between floors

Passengers can suffer various traumatic injuries in these accidents, including concussions, fractures, crush injuries, back injuries, whiplash, and bruises. Some elevator accidents are fatal. Indeed, many gruesome fatal accidents happen when an elevator suddenly takes off as someone is stepping on or off the elevator.

If you were injured or trapped, you might seek compensation from the property owner. Some elevators were manufactured or designed defectively. But most accidents probably stem from poor maintenance. Some businesses have even falsified maintenance records to hide their negligence.

With a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for:

  • Medical care and bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Wage loss
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

If a loved one died in an elevator accident, we can bring a wrongful death claim. This is a unique lawsuit which only certain family members can bring. A wrongful death claim seeks to compensate for certain losses, including loss of income your loved one would have provided had they lived.

Free Consultations to Those Hurt in Elevator Accidents

Elevator accidents are some of the most terrifying that people can suffer. The injuries they cause can also be so painful that you might not even leave the house. This is where the law firm Smith, Ball & Baez can be of great assistance. If you call, we can meet you anywhere convenient to talk about your accident. We will also explain how we only charge a fee if we win your case. If you choose to hire us, our Port St. Lucie elevator accident lawyer can immediately get to work helping you.