Elevator Accident Lawyer in Dallas Texas

Elevator Accident Lawyer in Dallas

What Do I Do After a Car Accident?

If you were injured as a result of elevator failure or malfunction, Thompson Law can help. Call us today for a free evaluation of your case. Whether you were in an accident involving a passenger, industrial, or office building elevator, a personal injury attorney can make sure you know your rights.

At Thompson Law, we know that an injury can disrupt your entire life. We have experience with both escalator accidents and elevator accidents. Sidelined by pain and injury, it can be overwhelming to watch the medical bills stack up. If your life is on hold after an elevator accident, our skilled team of personal injury attorneys can advocate for you.

In 2019, Dallas news station WFAA reported on a systematic failure affecting Dallas elevator maintenance and safety. Their investigation uncovered missed inspections, faked inspections, poor maintenance, and a severe lack of inspector training.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that elevators kill around 30 and seriously injure about 17,000 people every year.

Escalator and elevator accidents can lead to serious injury. If you live in Dallas, an area with notoriously under-inspected elevators, it is essential to know your rights. If you were already injured, call Thompson Law today.

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A Dallas elevator accident attorney can assist in the following ways:

  •   Review your case and assess damages
  •   Conduct a thorough investigation into your accident
  •   Consult with elevator accident experts
  •   Answer your legal questions
  •   Develop a sound strategy for your personal injury case
  •   Help you understand your rights
  •   Communicate with the other party’s legal team
  •   Negotiate a settlement for your damages
  •   Advocate for you in court

At Thompson Law, we fight for victims of escalator and elevator accidents. We can help you get compensation for economic and non-economic damages like medical bills, disability, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

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Types of Escalator and Elevator Accident Personal Injury

When you sustain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In Texas, property owners are responsible for the maintenance and safety of escalators and elevators.

There are many potential causes of escalator and elevator accidents:

  •   The elevator or escalator does not line up with the floor and is a trip hazard
  •   Malfunctioning elevator doors slam shut
  •   Elevator speed governor failure leads to rapid drop, ascension, or failure to stop
  •   Failing brakes, cables, or other safety systems lead to a crash
  •   Being trapped in an elevator car
  •   Improper installation of the escalator (missing side panels or parts)
  •   Loose or missing escalator pieces

All of the hazards above can cause injury or even fatality. If you were injured due to escalator or elevator failure, call Thompson Law today. We offer free case evaluations, and we do not collect a dime unless you win.

Escalator Injury Liability

 Several different parties might be liable for a faulty elevator or escalator:

  •   A building owner
  •   A property manager
  •   An elevator owner
  •   An escalator owner
  •   An employer
  •   An elevator maintenance and service company

In a personal injury lawsuit, an accident victim seeks compensation for damages incurred by someone else’s negligence.

In Texas, most codes place responsibility on the property owner and the elevator owner. They are frequently not the same person. Specific responsibilities include regular inspections, maintenance, and following up on reported issues with corrective action.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requires the owners of elevators and related equipment to obtain annual inspections. They must then submit inspection reports and accompanying documents and fees for a Certificate of Compliance.

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We provide accident victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Dallas elevator accident lawyer will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.

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What Does a Dallas Elevator Accident Attorney Do?

 

A Dallas elevator accident attorney will collect the documents and information necessary to build a solid case. During the investigation, a personal injury lawyer might gather:

 

  •   Incident reports from state or local regulatory agencies (including OSHA)
  •   State-mandated elevator or escalator inspection reports
  •   Service, maintenance, and repair logs
  •   Work orders and receipts
  •   Complaints reported to the building owner or manager
  •   Surveillance video from in and around the elevator or escalator
  •   Communication between the maintenance company and property owner

 

A skilled personal injury lawyer knows escalator and elevator accidents. They will work to get the compensation you need so you can focus on recovering. Even if you are not sure whether you have a case, the team at Thompson Law offers free evaluations. You have nothing to lose by calling, but you do have the potential to collect essential damages.

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With our collective experience at Thompson Law LLP, we have successfully represented numerous clients and helped them recover billions of dollars in compensation for the damages and injuries incurred. We can help you, too.

At Thompson Law, we treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one size fits all and that every case is unique and vital. Therefore, we offer a free evaluation to our clients so that we can review your case in detail and determine the best legal approach to pursue it. Also, with us, you will incur no attorney fee or legal expenses until and unless you get compensated.

Remember, the state law limits the time to file a claim, which is known as the statute of limitations.

Call us toll-free at (844) 308-8180 for a free case evaluation. Take action now to protect your right to a fair value monetary recovery.

Dallas Elevator Accident Attorney FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do I know if I have an elevator accident case?

It is nearly impossible for a victim to know for sure whether they have a case without seeking legal support. But an elevator accident attorney can collect all the information necessary to build your case. They can even subpoena certain documents if necessary.

What laws apply to elevators?

In Texas, annual inspections are required for elevators and escalators. A licensed inspector must be hired each year to perform checks on the machinery. Failure to arrange inspections or perform adequate maintenance can lead to fines and other disciplinary action.

What are the most common types of elevators?

The two most common types of elevators are hydraulic and traction. Each type requires distinct maintenance. Improper maintenance and poor inspector training lead thousands of elevator accidents every year.

How much can I get for an elevator accident case?

Compensation always depends on the specific details of your case. An elevator accident attorney knows these types of cases and can help you understand your rights. Damages can include medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.

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Thompson Law offers free case reviews to every potential client so we can help you determine the best legal approach to pursue. We receive no attorney fees and you pay no legal expenses unless you get compensated for your accident.

Thompson Law’s personal injury lawyers and their legal teams treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every case is unique and different. Our firm won 10 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2020, including the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State. We can help you, too.

State law limits the time to file a claim following a personal injury accident. If you have been injured, call now for the help you need.