A woman in her late 30s was killed in an elevator accident in her apartment building in Massachusetts on Monday. The deceased was putting a package onto the elevator, when without warning the elevator dropped between floors. It is believed the woman was caught partway into the elevator when this occurred. Another person also sustained injuries in the incident, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. It is unknown at this time what caused the accident, or the last time the elevator was inspected.
Despite being an accepted convenience in daily life, elevators can pose severe hazards. When elevators are not properly inspected and repaired, it can result in catastrophic personal injury or death. On average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 27 deaths each year due to elevator accidents. Added to this are the numerous minor and major physical injuries that can result when elevators are not properly maintained. Safe property owners and managers must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure deadly accidents do not occur.
Our experienced lawyers have handled elevator and escalator personal injury lawsuits of all kinds and have the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.