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Orange County Elevator Accident Attorney

Elevator Accident AttorneyElevators are potential sources of serious injuries and death to the general public and to workers installing, repairing, and maintaining them. Incidents involving elevators kill about 30 and seriously injury about 17,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Injuries suffered as a result of elevator-related accidents may be rare, but when they do occur, they can seriously injure the victims – physically, mentally and emotionally.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator-related accident, you need to hire an experienced Orange County elevator accident attorney to handle your case and get you the full compensation that you deserve. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and working hard to get you the damages that you are entitled to.

Common Causes of Elevator Accidents

Elevators are part of our normal lives, especially if you live in apartment complexes, work in commercial buildings, and go shopping in malls. While many of us use an elevator out of convenience, some people must use it due to physical restrictions. Regardless of who, why and where elevators are used, we expect to get in and out without suffering any injuries. Unfortunately, this is not the case all the time. Just like any other machines, elevators malfunction, resulting in injuries to the people on-board.

Some common causes of elevator accidents include:

  • Mechanical malfunction
  • Improper leveling with the floor
  • Any fall due to exposed elevator shaft
  • Asphyxiation from being trapped inside the elevator
  • Get trapped between the elevator and side wall
  • Failing to perform regular inspections of the elevator equipment
  • Neglect to properly tend to the machine’s maintenance
  • The manufacturer failing to identify product flaws and to provide a proper fix
  • Property owners neglecting to close and mark malfunctioning equipment.

Property owners and product manufacturers are each responsible for the elevator located in their building or manufactured in their facility. They owe the public the duty to provide safe equipment. Failure to do so can result in catastrophic injuries to the victims.

Injuries Suffered in Elevator-Related Accidents

When an elevator malfunctions, it can result in serious injuries. Injuries occur not just from the jolt of the elevator, but also from falling a substantial distance. Common injuries suffered in elevator-related accidents include:

  • Electrocution or shock from improperly functioning motors
  • Broken bones, abrasions and other injuries caused by rapid falls or becoming caught in an escalator.
  • Ligament, neck, head or spinal cord injuries

Elevator-related injuries are not only limited to physical injuries, victims can and most often suffer mental and emotional distress in these types of incidents. The knowledgeable and aggressive legal team the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will fight hard to get you the full compensation that you deserve for all the injuries you have suffered.

Getting Compensated for Your Elevator Injuries

Treating serious injuries suffered in elevator accidents can wreak financial havoc for victims and their loved ones. When you are seriously injured, you may not be able to work and pay for your medical bills, which can easily pile up. Our experienced Orange County elevator accident attorneys will help you get the full compensation that you deserve.
As an elevator accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills, hospital bills, and therapy bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Out of pocket expenses

Investigating an Elevator Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator accident, it is important to immediately contact an Orange County accident attorney who specifically deals with these types of cases to:

  • Conduct an investigation of how and why the accident happened
  • Secure important evidence related to the accident
  • Document and contact witnesses to the accident or how and why the accident happened

Once your attorney opens the claim on your behalf, he will obtain the documents showing the history of inspections, maintenance and repair and if there have been any other incidents or injuries caused by the elevator.

Contact an Experienced Orange County Elevator Accident Attorney

Law Offices of Samer Habbas & AssociatesIf you or someone you know has suffered an elevator accident injury, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our Orange County elevator accident attorneys specialize in handling these types of cases and have the experience to help you recover the full damages you deserve. We will aggressively pursue your claim to ensure that you are rightfully compensated for your injuries.

Please call us at 1-949-449-2703 to discuss your case with an expert Orange County accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.

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I had such a great experience with Samer Habbas & Associates from the very beginning of working with them. The process was so easy from the start. They came to me to get the details of the accident, they asked me for a few additional documents which I scanned in, and then they took it over completely. In a time of need, they were amazing with taking all the burden off of me and eventually getting me a great result as well. I would highly recommend them to anyone.read more
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