Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Zachary D. Clayton Explains the Mechanics of a Lawsuit for an Elevator Accident
Suffering a group injury in an elevator accident can be a debilitating and traumatizing experience.
In many instances, if someone is inside an elevator that malfunctions, the occupant may be left with permanent bodily injuries or may even lose their life (especially if the elevator suddenly plummets).
The amount of reasons elevator accidents transpire is endless. Usually, these kinds of accidents come about because of malfunction or defective parts, faulty installation, problematic or old wiring, and poor execution or maintenance of safety protocols. Unfortunately, elevator accidents occur more often than you think in Las Vegas, mostly because hotels and casinos are full of elevators.
Schedule a confidential meeting at no charge with LV Personal Injury Lawyers if a family member (or yourself) experienced a serious injury in a Clark County elevator accident. We will work tirelessly to help you get monetary restitution.
Holding Negligent Individuals Liable
Passenger vehicle operators and owners are mandated legally to utilize the greatest possible degree of care in order to safeguard riders. Such an obligation is known as a “duty of care.” If owners or operators neglect such duties or do not adhere to them, and a preventable accident happens because of it, the elevator owner or operator may be held liable through civil action.
No matter what type of accident it is, if poor maintenance is involved, then both the elevator owner and maintenance company will probably be responsible. The elevator installer and manufacturer could also be held liable for an accident as well. Other parties that could potentially be held liable for negligence include elevator part manufacturers, operators, subcontractors, and repair contractors.
An elevator accident might happen due to defective design. Manufacturers could be held responsible via product liability claims if defective products contributed to an elevator accident.
Financial Restitution Pursuable through Elevator Accident Claims
When you speak to an accident lawyer in Nevada, you’ll find out about what your legal options are, and what forms of financial restitution could be pursued. The most common types of financial compensation that victims of injuries pursue are usually the following:
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Missing wages
- Pain and suffering
Don’t Put off Taking Legal Recourse
As per Nevada Revised Statute § 11.190, the statute of limitations for an elevator accident injury claim in Las Vegas is two years. This means you only have two years, starting from the date of the accident, to take legal action to hold the negligent party accountable. If you fail to take action within this statutory period, your claim may be barred permanently.
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You won’t have to pay any upfront fees to retain an elevator injury lawyer’s services. For cases like these, attorneys get paid through contingency fees. This type of arrangement allows injured parties to retain an experienced lawyer’s services without prepaying for it.
When contingency fees are arranged, a lawyer’s costs will be taken out of whatever your trial or case’s final verdict or settlement is.
The Benefits of Using a Personal Injury Attorney in Nevada
A number of benefits come with hiring a well-rounded escalator accident lawyer in Las Vegas. For starters, having professional legal counsel allows you to focus on recovery. The worry and stress of negotiating with insurance agencies will be of no concern to you.
Further, when the services of LV Personal Injury Lawyers are retained, a team of respected, dedicated, and ethical lawyers will be representing you. Each of them has community roots planted deeply in Nevada. You’ll also receive help from a group of professional investigators, paralegals, and legal assistants, all of whom will make sure that your case gets the attention it deserves.
Whether we’re interviewing witnesses, reviewing evidence, or verifying whatever your claims are with insurance adjusters, the people representing you will fight to get you the financial restitution you’re entitled to.
Contact LV Personal Injury Lawyers – Let Us Start Representing You
If a family member (or even you) received a bodily injury from a preventable elevator accident, and it happened due to the careless or reckless actions of another party or company, you need to take legal steps in order to obtain financial compensation.
Contact Zachary D. Clayton, Esq., one of the best personal injury attorneys in the city of Las Vegas. Both he and his team will work day and night when representing you. His firm’s knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will work around the clock to help you get the financial restitution you want.
To book a consultation with one of LV Personal Injury Lawyers’ representatives, contact us either by phone or online. You’ll receive a confidential evaluation of your case at no charge.