Las Vegas Elevator and Escalator Injury Attorney
Were you injured while riding an elevator or escalator in Las Vegas? Contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP to learn about your rights. The elevator/escalator manufacturer, maintenance team, property owner, and/or other parties could owe you reparations for your incident. With help from our attorneys, you can speak your piece during settlement negotiations and achieve the best possible results for your claim. Filing a claim could also shed light on dangerous business practices, potentially preventing others from suffering similar incidents. Call (702) 560-5520 to talk to a lawyer today.
Who Could Be Liable?
Elevator and escalator accidents are more common than most people realize. According to national databases, these incidents injure around 17,000 people every year. These accidents often happen to employees working on the equipment, but bystanders and consumers make up a large percentage of accident victims. Elevator/escalator accidents can be catastrophic, causing injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. One party that could hold fault for the incident is the property owner. Contact a Las Vegas elevator and escalator injury attorney to determine who is at fault for your accident.
When you set foot (lawfully) on someone else’s property, you can expect a certain level of care. Nevada’s premises liability laws state that all property owners have a responsibility to ensure a reasonably safe environment for invited guests and visitors. Part of this responsibility takes the form of making sure elevators and escalators are safe and fit for operation at all times. This may involve regular equipment inspections, maintenance calls, and repairs. Failure to uphold this duty, resulting in an accident and injuries to guests, is negligence.
Holding a property owner responsible for an elevator or escalator accident takes proving that the person was negligent and that this negligence caused the incident. Other parties that may be liable for your incident include the manufacturer of the equipment if the elevator/escalator malfunctioned because of an equipment defect. The team in charge of maintaining the equipment might also share fault. An investigation by Panish Shea & Boyle LLP can help you assign legal responsibility for your recent Las Vegas premises liability incident.
What to Do After an Elevator/Escalator Accident
If an elevator or escalator malfunctions or otherwise causes injuries or wrongful death in Las Vegas, victims have the right to pursue compensation in the civil courts. The first step toward recovering damages is seeking medical attention for injuries. Prompt medical attention is important for the victim’s health, but it will also strengthen a personal injury claim. Immediate medical care shows insurance companies that the injuries were serious. Once you’ve taken care of your personal health and safety, contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP.
Calling an attorney soon after your incident can give you the knowledge you need to move forward with confidence. Instead of wondering who is responsible for your accident and trying to deal with calls from insurance companies and claims adjusters while in the hospital, your attorney will handle everything for you. Our Las Vegas elevator injury lawyers truly care about your case and your future. We’ll immediately go to work for you, launching an investigation into the incident, identifying defendants, and filing your claim well within the state’s two-year deadline.
Reach Out To a Las Vegas Elevator/Escalator Injury Attorney Today
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has everything you need and more to protect your rights after a serious elevator or escalator accident in Las Vegas. Whether you suffered catastrophic and disabling injuries, or a loved one died, contact us and request a free consultation. You’ll speak with one of our lead Las Vegas personal injury lawyers about your incident, injuries, and potential legal opportunities moving forward. We can help you fight for fair compensation from the at-fault party or parties. Call us at (702) 560-5520 today.