Elevator Accidents

If you have been injured in an elevator accident in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Many elevator accidents occur because of negligence in the maintenance of the elevator.

Alternatively, property owners often defer preventive maintenance or necessary repairs. On other occasions, property owners hire nonunion elevator companies whose employees may not be properly trained in elevator maintenance or repair.

Even when liability is clear, many people are surprised to learn just how difficult it is to receive compensation for the injuries they have sustained in an elevator accident. If you have been injured, you may need to work with an experienced attorney to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Experienced Representation For California Elevator Fall Victims

At Butler Viadro, LLP, in Oakland, we represent people who were injured in elevator accidents. Our clients were building visitors or building workers who were injured while riding in or repairing elevators, and we use years of experience to help them achieve the best possible results.

There are many ways that elevator accidents occur:

  • Elevators that do not level properly
  • Outmoded or damaged elevator safety devices
  • Defective jacks
  • Elevator doors that don't function properly
  • Failure of elevator controls
  • Elevators that move inadvertently
  • Unsafe elevator pit ladders
  • Unsafe elevator design

Depending on the facts of your case, several different individuals or businesses may be held accountable. These may include the building owner or manager, the elevator maintenance contractor who was supposed to maintain elevator, or the designer or manufacturer of the elevator itself.

Handling elevator accident cases on contingency, you are not required to pay unless and until we have recovered full and fair compensation for you. Even then, we take our fees in a way that saves our clients' money. While other firms take their fee first, we take our fee after costs have been reimbursed. This approach puts more money in our clients' pockets.

Our Attorneys Uncover Responsible Parties In Elevator Accident Injury Cases

To contact the Oakland lawyers for elevator accidents at Butler Viadro, LLP, call us at 510-907-9577 or 888-353-2158 toll-free or simply complete our online contact form.

Initial consultations are free and confidential. Elevator liability cases are handled on contingency, which means that you owe us no attorney fees unless we collect compensation for you.