Should I sue Otis Elevator Company?
There are only a few Elevator service companies in the world–one is Otis Elevator. Their elevators are installed in many of the hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada, and they occasionally malfunction in their operation. For example, they may close or open at the wrong time; they may stop abruptly causing the occupants to fall or hit the walls of the elevators. These are common problems from either poor maintenance or computer error. The law firm of Benson and Bingham has handled many cases against Otis elevator.
Some accidents are so severe that they required back surgery; others were minor simply causing PTSD or anxiety in a senior citizen. In either case, they can be nerve racking, especially if the doors don’t open and the elevator is filled to passenger capacity. Chlosterphobia can occur in tight spaces and cause panic attacks. It is usually unlikely that an elevator will slam down many floors without stopping like one might see in the movies, as the elevators have spring emergency brakes that come on–this does not mean a slamming or abrupt stop will not occur however.
Elevator specialists must be utilized in any case involving elevators or escalators as the key is usually the computer control system that reads the belts and timing devices. This is especially true in the older elevators installed in the older casinos. If you need an elevator attorney or a personal injury attorney with elevator and escalator experience please call Benson and Bingham.