When it comes to elevator accidents, most people imagine dramatic movie scenes with dangling cables and imminent danger. While those scenarios are rare, elevator malfunctions can still result in serious personal injuries.
At the law firm of Chris Villemarette, Trial Lawyer, we have the experience and expertise to handle personal injury claims stemming from elevator or escalator accidents. Whether you were injured in a shopping mall, apartment building, or office, we provide aggressive and comprehensive representation to help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Regular maintenance is crucial for the proper functioning of elevators and the mechanisms that control their speed and direction. Unfortunately, the costs of repairing or replacing these electrical components can be substantial. As a result, building managers or elevator maintenance companies may resort to temporary fixes or slowing down the elevator’s speed to avoid costly repairs. If not addressed promptly, these “fixes” can lead to serious problems. Elevators may break down between floors or operate in an uncontrolled manner, going up and down without stopping.
Injuries sustained from sudden halts or out-of-control elevators can be severe, ranging from bruising and soft tissue injuries to whiplash, broken wrists and arms, and head or back injuries. Tragically, individuals entering or exiting the elevator during malfunctions have experienced catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
At our firm in Lafayette, we aggressively pursue compensation for our clients who have suffered elevator accidents. We hold all responsible parties accountable, including building managers, management companies, elevator maintenance companies, and even manufacturers in cases involving defective elevator parts or design. As an experienced Lafayette elevator accident lawyer, Mr. Villemarette will take your case as far as necessary to secure the maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you have been injured in an elevator accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal help. Contact Lafayette elevator accident attorney Chris Villemarette today at 337-232-3100 for a consultation. We are dedicated to providing you with the guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.