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Elevators are designed to be accommodating, make life a little easier, and benefit those who are unable to use stairs. However, when elevators malfunction, they can cause devastating injuries and can occur at any time. If you suffered critical injuries in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to total compensation for your damages. 

Learn more about how to get the most out of your claim when you contact a Las Vegas elevator injury lawyer at Van Law. Our friendly staff will attend to the details of your case so that you have nothing to worry about and can focus on recovery. When we take a look into your case we will be able to tell what the best next possible steps to take are.

Causes of Elevator Accidents in Las Vegas

Elevators may seem like harmless and useful pieces of equipment. However, they are known for causing serious injuries. Elevator accidents can happen in a number of ways, some of which are caused by:

  • Out-of-service elevators are still operational
  • Employees of on-site elevators are not properly trained for their use
  • Failure to provide fall protection
  • Failure to inspect the elevator
  • Failure to provide elevator maintenance
  • Failure to provide barriers that would prevent falls down elevator shafts

Let us evaluate your situation and determine the best path to take to help you achieve your goals. Give our auto injury attorneys a call today at (360) 200-0000.

Las Vegas Sees Many Types of Elevator Accidents

As can be seen, negligence is the most common cause of elevator accidents in Las Vegas. Some of the different ways in which these elevator accidents can occur include:

  • Elevator platforms collapsing
  • Falling down in elevator shaft
  • Being struck by elevator counterweight
  • Getting caught in between moving elevator parts

It should be noted that children have been known to suffer critical injuries after being involved in elevator accidents. If you or your child were injured in an elevator accident, our team can carefully analyze the circumstances of your case to determine who is responsible. This party can then be compelled to compensate you for your damages in full.

Elevator Accident Injuries in Las Vegas To Sue For

Elevator accident injuries in Las Vegas are common. Some of the different elevator accident injuries our firm has seen include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Concussion
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Proving Liability In a Las Vegas Elevator Injury Claim

The establishment of liability is essential in an elevator injury claim in Las Vegas. To win your claim, your attorney at our firm will need to show that the elements of negligence have been met. Proving liability requires your attorney show that:

  • The defendant was responsible for the elevator’s safe operation and failed to uphold their obligation to keep invitees safe
  • The defendant made a decision or failed to make a decision that resulted in a breach in their duty of care
  • The defendant’s breach is responsible for causing an elevator accident
  • You suffered considerable damages, whether that be financial, emotional, physical, or psychological as a result of the defendant’s breach in their duty of care

Damages You Could Recover

After an elevator accident in Las Vegas, your damages may become overwhelming and stressful. Fortunately, by filing a personal injury claim for an elevator accident, you may be able to get the liable party to repay you for your damages. A skilled attorney at Van Law will handle the details and help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.

You have the right to compensation for economic damages and non-economic damages. Together, they account for all of the ways you have been affected by your elevator accident injuries. Some examples of damages that could be awarded in an elevator injury claim include:

  • Costs of occupational or physical therapy
  • Existing and future medical costs
  • Reduced earning potential and loss of income
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses in the event of an elevator fatality

How an Elevator Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas Can Help

Our Las Vegas elevator injury attorneys are here to take on the burden of your case so you can heal from your injuries. With our team advocating for your rights, you can seek total restitution. Our team will work tirelessly to get you the settlement or trial verdict you deserve.

In working for you, we will carefully examine the way in which your elevator accident occurred. We will go over your damages and any other evidence to ensure you are compensated fairly. Our team will also establish culpability and prepare to seek compensation across all potential avenues.

Can You Afford To Hire a Los Vegas Elevator Injury Attorney?

Many elevator injury victims have concerns that they won’t be able to cover the costs of hiring an attorney. Medical bills might be piling up and you may be out of work due to your injuries. However, when you choose Van Law to take on your case, you have the opportunity to work on contingency. 

Our firm will never charge you a dime unless or until we win your case. There will be upfront and out-of-pocket expenses along the way, but we will handle those so you can focus on rebuilding your life. Our payment will be a percentage taken out of your winnings and if you do not win your case we will not charge anything.

Statute of Limitations for Elevator Injury Claims in Las Vegas

Elevator injury claims and personal injury claims across Las Vegas have a strict NRS § 11.190(4)(e). Under Nevada law, these claims must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. Generally, the law states that you will have two years to get your claim filed before this deadline runs out. 

However, every person’s case is different. Some may not be clear exactly when the statute of limitation deadline is for their case. Others may be under the impression that they have much more time to pursue their case than they actually do. It is important to take steps to pursue your case in a timely manner. 

Do not put your compensation at risk by delaying legal action. If your claim is not filed before the deadline, Las Vegas civil courts will not be able to hear your case. Thankfully, when you have an elevator injury attorney working on your case, you do not need to worry about the statute of limitations negatively impacting your ability to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Las Vegas Elevator Injury Attorney for Help Today

After your elevator accident, your damages could quickly become overwhelming. Get help recovering the compensation and benefits you are entitled to as soon as possible when you contact a Las Vegas elevator injury lawyer at Van Law. Taking action now on your case could end up saving you a lot of trouble that comes when delaying getting legal representation.

Schedule your no-cost, risk-free consultation today when you complete our online contact form or call our office. Sit down with our experts today to discuss options available, answer any questions you have and take care of all of your concerns so you don’t have to worry any longer. Our attorneys will help you find out more about what’s next for your personal injury claim.

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