It was going to be a nice day shopping with family or friends. Your group planned it from start to finish, and it promised to be a lot of relaxing fun. What you didn’t count on was the defective elevator or escalator at your favorite location to malfunction and cause serious damage to you or a loved one. Now you are facing a lifetime of pain, mounting financial debt and the terrible thought:
"If we only had NOT gone into that building, everything would have been fine."
If you find yourself asking this or similar questions, due to injuries sustained by a faulty elevator or escalator, then it may be time to take legal action. Contact the Nebraska injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC today to discuss your options in a free case consultation.
Once considered a hallmark of innovation, elevators, and escalators are as ubiquitous as the stairs they were designed to replace. There isn’t a department store, office park or industrial building in the country that isn’t outfitted with these machines. But one belt slip or a loose screw can cause these devices to backfire, causing terrible injury to passengers, such as:
It is up to building owners and operators to provide routine maintenance and keep their machinery running safely. Any damages sustained by their malfunctioning elevators or escalators can result in the landlord or supervisor being held liable. This is known as premises liability. However, it falls to you, the victim, to make the first move. Call Cullan & Cullan LLC today to begin investigating the cause of your injuries and building a case around the evidence discovered. The sooner you are able to speak with one of our experienced Omaha premises liability attorneys, the greater your chance will be at securing a favorable outcome. But, time is of the essence so don’t delay.
Call (402) 882-7080 or submit your information online and a representative will contact you shortly.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive for a Premises Accident in Nebraska?It is virtually impossible to accurately project what type of award a plaintiff can expect, even after an initial case consultation. There are simply too many variables in place and potential outcomes to say for certain. However, in almost every case, the injured party can expect compensation from a number of specific categories. Those are:
- Economic - Medical expenses, doctor’s fee, rehabilitation costs, lost wages
- Non-economic - Pain and suffering, emotional anguish
- Punitive - Damages handed down by the courts geared toward punishing the at-fault party for, especially egregious behavior.
Should I Speak With an Omaha Escalator Injury Attorney?
When it comes to serious injuries sustained because of a property owner's or management company’s negligence, you cannot afford to be without legal representation. While their insurance policy may cover the cost of your settlement, their insurance company will do everything in their power to make sure you don’t see a single dime. The only way to effectively handle both the at-fault party and the insurance adjustors surrounding them is through aggressive legal representation. Contact Cullan & Cullan LLC today at (402) 882-7080 for more information about your rights and options.