Everyday in the Nevada elevators are used as a mode of transportation for people and goods. Elevators can be found in shopping malls, hospitals, schools, hotels, apartments, and are commonly used by construction workers at mining and other construction sites. Elevators assist people who have difficulty walking up and down stairs because of physical pain. An elevator accident is frightening and unexpected and can be traumatic and life changing. The Nevada personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of David Sampson, LLC will help you collect the compensation that you deserve, following you elevator accident.Nevada elevator accidents are an example of premises liability, which are caused by negligence or unsafe conditions on the part of the property owner. The owner of a business or residence is responsible for the safety of persons on their property. It is their obligation to repair and maintain the premises and provide an environment free of safety hazards and risks. An elevator that has been inadequately maintained or was unsafely designed has a potential to harm a passenger. An elevator that does not line up properly with the floor can be a hazard as well and may result in a person slipping or getting caught. Other possible elevator risks that may cause physical injury include: a sudden drop, jammed doors, closing of the doors.
Elevator accidents can happen to anyone, including children, the elderly, construction workers, and elevator maintenance workers. Here are some important elevator tips:
• NEVER use an elevator during a fire.
• Press the Emergency phone button.
• Tell the rescue personnel the elevator location and the floor.
• Do not try to open elevator doors that are stuck.
• Try to remain calm.
The experienced NV elevator accident attorneys will tell you if you have a case and make the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a Nevada elevator related accident contact the Nevada Elevator Injury Lawyers at The Law Office of David Sampson, LLC.