Two Women Injured In San Diego Elevator Accident After It Dropped Several Floors Near The University Club
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (June 13, 2019) – Two women were injured in an elevator accident after it suddenly fell several stories.
San Diego police are saying that the two women became stuck inside of the elevator after the accident. Firefighters were eventually able to free the victims.
Both were transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment after the elevator accident. Kalani Creutzburg is a friend of the two women that were injured. They were apparently heading to the University Club when the accident took place.
Liability In Elevator Accidents
Businesses have a legal responsibility to take steps to prevent accidents. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” But liability may also extend beyond a business owner.
Generally speaking, companies outsource the installation and repair of their elevators. If a company fails to install or repair an elevator correctly this could lead to an accident. Other common causes of elevator accidents will include:
- Pulley system malfunctions
- Mechanical breakdowns of the elevator
- Faulty wiring
- Unbalanced leveling / failure of elevator lining with floor
Any person that is injured in an elevator accident may be able to file a claim for damages. Damages can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to seek medical treatment after an elevator accident. Many victims of elevator accidents may not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months later. A San Diego premises liability attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After An Elevator Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an elevator accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We’ve helped thousands of accident victims successfully resolve their cases. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.