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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 was referred to this office by my chiropractor and I was skeptical about it at first because I had never been injured in an accident. I didn't know what...
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Samer answered his phone personally when I called his office on a Saturday morning , I had been in a cab in California that hit a tow truck on the interstate a day before as I was In California on business , I’m from Michigan and researched a few attorneys. I was super impressed with Samer , I signed his contract after a 15 min call and he literally put his team to work for me. Corbin , Christine , and Mike all did their level best to make sure I knew each step of the way where I stood. I had a broken wrist from the accident and did receive a very substantial settlement which I was happy to receive. No one could have recovered more that Samer and his team did for me. So out of a terribly bad situation Samer got me a settlement that made things better. I would highly recommend this Law firm. Very smart. Tough , and focused. Thank you so much for taking care of me during a very unusual event in my life. I really appreciate it !!!!read more
Matt P.
I was in an accident a week before Christmas, my car was totaled and my arm was broken in several places. Therefore I was in need of a couple of pretty serious surgeries. Having never been in a car accident and being completely lost as to where I even begin, I was referred to Samer' Law Firm by a co-worker. Within hours of being released from the hospital they had sent someone to my home to take a statement, to began what was a seamless process that surprisingly required very little from me which I was thankful for considering I was out of work for the next 5 weeks with my injuries. I worked closely with Selena Bazan and Mike Habbas, they were both extremely patient in explaining what was completely a foreign process to me. Throughout the entire case I had plenty of questions or needed clarification, they were a phone call or email away to answer and to take the time to explain any and everything to me in detail and address any concern I had. Even when returning back to work if there was something that needed to be taken care of in person they came to me at my office. I was warned by several people who have been in accidents how matters like this can take months on months, even years. As of today my case is resolved! While maintaining professionalism and ensuring that I knew how important my case was to them, I always felt as though they genuinely cared for my well-being and that I received both the medical attention, after care and compensation I deserved. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the treatment that I received from Samer habbas and Associates.read more
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Amazing law firm! Contacted them about an unfortunate accident late last year and they took my case immediately. They've been great about communicating and settled the case faster than anticipated! I will be recommending them to anyone in need for the future.read more
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