experienced atlanta elevator accident lawyer

Our Atlanta elevator accident attorneys fight to get financial justice for injury victims and their families.

When you get on an elevator, you probably aren’t worried about being injured. You just want to get to another floor. But if proper maintenance has not been performed or installation was done incorrectly and the elevator malfunctions, you may not make it out safely.

Property owners and operators are responsible for ensuring elevator safety. If they failed to do so and you were injured or lost a family member, you have the right to pursue compensation. An Atlanta elevator accident lawyer from The Stoddard Firm can advise you about filing a claim after assessing the factors of your case.

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Why Choose Our Law Firm?

We Have an Outstanding Track Record of Success

As you can see from our results, the firm has won millions of dollars for injury victims. We have achieved this record of success because we do not waver in standing up to organizations and individuals who negligently put their interests ahead of the well-being of others.

Founding attorney Matt Stoddard has worked on both sides of personal injury law. He once defended large companies from injury claims. Since 2011, he has been 100 percent dedicated to helping the injured hold the parties who caused their injuries financially accountable. This comprehensive experience allows him unique insight into how defendants in these cases think and operate, which serves to benefit our clients.

When we accept your elevator injury accident case you will receive:

  • Responsive services
  • Knowledgeable guidance
  • Hardworking representation.

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How Our Elevator Accident Lawyers in Atlanta Will Help

There are many factors to consider in elevator accident cases. Where accidents happen, how they happen, the degree of injuries, and who is responsible for safe operation of elevators—there is usually more than one party—are all considered in resolving claims.

When you’ve been hurt, the last thing you need to worry about is trying to make sense of all these issues. You should be focused on recovery. We will help you by handling the claims process with the goal of maximizing your compensation. Our attorneys will:

  • Gather evidence to prove liability
  • Counsel you about the value of your claim
  • Handle preparation and filing of paperwork
  • Negotiate with insurers for a fair settlement.

The decision as to whether to accept an insurance settlement offer is always yours. If you are unhappy with an offer made, and a better settlement cannot be negotiated, we will advise you about resolving your case in court. We always thoroughly prepare cases as if we are going to trial, and we are unintimidated to argue before judges and juries.

Who Is Liable in Elevator Accident Cases

There are several parties who may be held liable in elevator accident cases. Who may be liable depends on where the accident happened and why it happened. Here are possible parties that may be named in accident claims:

  • Apartment building landlords
  • Office building owners and other building owners
  • Construction site operators
  • Vacation rental businesses
  • Homeowners’ associations
  • Elevator maintenance companies
  • Elevator manufacturers and designers.

Additionally, the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner is responsible for inspecting elevators in Georgia. The regulatory organization may face liability if an elevator that caused injury was overdue for inspection.

How Elevator Accidents Happen

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 41 deaths associated with elevators in a recent three-year period. And during only two years, there were over 19,000 injuries requiring emergency room treatment. In 2021-2022, the CPSC recalled more than 117,000 residential elevators due to entrapment hazards.

Causes of elevator injuries include:

  • Entrapment between doors
  • Being struck by elevators
  • Faulty electrical wiring and electrocution
  • Elevator freefalls
  • Elevator platform collapses
  • Unbalanced leveling
  • Speed malfunctions
  • Defective brakes or other defective parts or systems.

Our attorneys will get to the bottom of what caused your accident. Once we do, we hold all at-fault parties accountable.

Atlanta Elevator Accident Attorney Answers FAQs

Following are broad answers to some of the most frequent questions we get about elevator injury claims.

How much compensation can I get?

There is not a simple answer to this question. How much you could get is dependent on all the facts of your case. Once we learn about your accident and injuries, we will advise you about how much compensation to pursue.

What are possible damages in elevator accident claims?

Examples of damages include payment for medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. Punitive damages, meant to punish liable parties and deter the same behavior in future, may be awarded in cases of gross negligence.

Can I get compensation if my family member died? 

If you are an eligible survivor, you may be able to get compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages can include medical costs, funeral and burial payment, lost wages of the deceased, loss of companionship and care, and more. We know you are going through a very difficult time if you lost a loved one—you can trust that we will guide you with understanding and compassion.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit? 

The statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims in Georgia is generally two years from the date of the accident. For wrongful death, the deadline is two years from the date of death.  There are exceptions that can make the timeline shorter or longer so if you are considering a claim, speak with an attorney quickly for specific dates for your case.

We will provide answers tailored specifically to your case when we speak with you.

Turn to A Resolute Elevator Accident Lawyer in Atlanta

We cannot change what has happened to you due to another party’s negligence or fix your injuries. But we can seek to get you compensation to help you financially as you heal and move forward.  Reach out today to arrange a free consultation with an elevator accident attorney in Atlanta from The Stoddard Firm. Call us at 470-467-2200.

Attorney Matt Stoddard

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Matt StoddardMatt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]

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