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Elevator Accidents Attorney in West Orange, New Jersey

Buildings throughout the state of New Jersey are equipped with elevators to make getting from floor to floor more accessible. Typically, the only thing we worry about when entering an elevator is getting stuck for a few minutes. However, when an accident occurs and there is a serious malfunction or another type of incident, people can become very seriously injured. The long-term consequences of an elevator or escalator accident can be quite severe and alter the rest of your life. If you have been hurt in an elevator or escalator accident in New Jersey, you can count on the legal team at Brown Law, LLC to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact Brown Law, LLC today to discuss your case.

Premises Liability Laws

When an elevator or escalator accident occurs, a person can become very seriously injured. The injured party may want to pursue legal action, which will require them to determine the liable party. In accidents of this nature, there are several potentially liable parties. The injured party will be required to prove that there was negligence that ultimately led to the accident. If they can successfully fulfill the burden of proof, they may be entitled to compensation. Premises liability laws require the injured party to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused the accident and that they neglected to remedy the issue. If a property owner was notified of the dangerous condition, you may have a successful lawsuit.

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Product Liability Laws

Not all elevator or escalator accidents are the fault of a property owner. Elevators and escalators are very complicated machines that are made up of many different components. Before a product can be purchased by consumers, it is important to ensure that the product was safely designed and manufactured. When it comes to product liability lawsuits, the injured party will have to prove that one of the parties responsible for designing the product, manufacturing the product, or warning consumers about the dangers of the product was negligent, which ultimately caused the accident. With machines as complicated as elevators and escalators, it is important for the injured party to retain a team of attorneys and experts that can help determine whether the elevator or escalator was defective due to negligence.

Recovering Compensation

Elevator and escalator accidents are serious matters. Victims of these accidents often suffer from physical, emotional, and financial burdens for years down the road. If you have been hurt in an elevator accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.

Contact an Essex County Accident Attorney

If you have been hurt as a result of a fault elevator or escalator, be sure to take your legal options into consideration because you could be eligible to recover compensation. The attorneys at Brown Law, LLC have decades of experience representing accident victims throughout New Jersey and are ready to serve you, too. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. Contact Brown Law, LLC today to learn how we can help.