The last thing anybody expects when they go onto another person’s property is that they will be injured due to an incident on an elevator or the stairs. Unfortunately, these are areas that can lead to significant injuries if they are not properly inspected and maintained. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our premises liability team is here to help if you need a Boston elevator and stairway accident attorney. Our team has extensive experience and resources that we can deploy to fully investigate these claims and help ensure that our clients secure the compensation that they are entitled to.
Yes, all elevators must be inspected in Boston. In this state, the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety and Security regulates all elevators. According to M.G.L. c. 143, §62, and M.G.L. c. 143, §63, every elevator must be inspected upon installation or completion of any alteration by an elevator company. Additionally, the law states that every elevator must be inspected at least one time per year. If an elevator is located in a single-family, owner-occupied residence, it must be inspected at least one time every five years.
At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our personal injury attorneys know that severe injuries can occur on or around elevators and stairways. This is particularly true when there are moving parts involved. Our team has extensive experience helping clients who have sustained the following injuries in these situations:
There may be various types of compensation available to those who sustain injuries caused by an elevator or stairway accident. Our Boston elevator and stairway accident lawyers are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
Attorneys will also pursue punitive damages against the property owner if their actions were grossly negligent or intentional. The total amount of compensation available in these claims will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation.
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a faulty elevator or stairway, you need to seek assistance from an attorney as soon as possible. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our dedicated team has extensive experience handling complex premises liability claims like these. Our goal is to ensure that you recover the compensation you are entitled to. When you need a Boston elevator and stairway accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case.