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Whalen Montalvo

Greenville Elevator Accident Lawyer

An elevator accident can happen at any time in any building so equipped. An unsafe elevator places riders at risk of severe injuries and possible death.

If you suffered life-changing harm due to a faulty elevator, our Greenville elevator accident lawyers may be able to help you. Pursuing compensation for your damages is your right when harmed by negligence.

South Carolina Elevator Law

Compliance is mandatory for rider safety.

Elevator safety is something many of us take for granted. We simply step on when the doors have opened, select our floor, and wait for the doors to open once more. While elevators may cause some riders to feel claustrophobic, the convenience often outweighs the use of stairs.

Riders of all ages use Greenville-area elevators in various settings:

  • Schools and libraries
  • Commercial buildings
  • Vacation rental homes
  • Hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Whether your accident occurred in a residential or commercial building, the injuries to you or a loved one are painful and sometimes permanent. The following types of elevator accidents due to insufficient maintenance or inspection violations can result in catastrophic harm:

  • Elevator motor problems
  • Elevator cable and shaft issues
  • Door issues, such as closing or opening too soon.

Elevator inspection certificates must be posted within each elevator. A posted certificate, while comforting, may cover a rushed inspection that overlooked a serious issue.

A Greenville elevator accident attorney can get to the bottom of what caused your particular accident. Your attorney will then fight for the best outcome possible for your civil claim or lawsuit.

Why Choose Us?

We take elevator accidents seriously.

At Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law, we understand South Carolina elevator laws. We know what to look for when proving negligence after an elevator accident.

Attorney James Whalen is a Greenville native who gained extensive experience working in various settings, including the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. He aggressively represents clients while treating them with care and compassion.

Attorney Eric Montalvo is a United States Marine Corps veteran whose law career started with military experience, including acceptance into the Marine Corps Law Program. He brings a 20-year career as a leader and judge advocate.

Both attorneys are proud to serve Greenville-area residents and visitors with their personal injury needs. Elevator negligence is unacceptable and, in most cases, preventable. These facts make James and Eric passionate about fighting for victims who suffer unfair harm.

James and Eric know that elevator accident cases require a dedicated focus — something victims recovering from injuries cannot provide. Rest easier knowing your case is in capable hands by contacting Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law today.

How We Help You

We dig deep to find answers and fight for fair compensation.

There is much more to what makes an elevator work than the numbered buttons inside. The parts you cannot see carry the weight of your safety. This is why safety inspections are paramount for commercial and residential elevators.

We help Greenville elevator accident victims by investigating elevator maintenance logs and reviewing prior accidents with the same elevator. Your attorney will search for inspection records and state law compliance violations.

Elevator accident victims trust us to manage their personal injury claims or lawsuits. We know insurance company tactics and stand firm on our client’s behalf.

Insurance companies seek to protect their best interests. No matter how friendly or helpful they appear, they aim to pay as little as possible on your claim. In some instances, they may fight paying any compensation at all.

Insurance companies know better than to try these tactics with us. If you need a Greenville elevator accident attorney, look locally. James Whalen and Eric Montalvo are here to protect your best interests and to fight for what you deserve.

No one should suffer severe injuries due to an unsafe elevator. If your world was turned upside down instantly, get help from Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law today. 

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Elevator Accident FAQs

An elevator accident attorney answers frequently asked questions:

How long do I have to file an elevator accident lawsuit?

The South Carolina statute of limitations for personal injury is three years. Thirty-six months sounds like a long time. However, it can pass in the blink of an eye, making it imperative that victims secure an attorney without delay.

What types of damages are typically included in a personal injury case?

Typical damages in a personal injury case include medical costs, lost wages, and mental anguish. These are common types of damages following a traumatic personal injury accident.

Will my elevator accident case go to trial?

Most civil cases settle without going to trial. However, your attorney will explain the process if your case goes to trial. Hiring an attorney with strong negotiation skills and litigation experience is vital for your case.

Is it possible to pursue a wrongful death case for the loss of my loved one?

Yes, if the accident victim was closely related and the accident was due to negligence. A spouse or child are examples of close loved ones that may qualify you for a wrongful death case.

A Greenville elevator accident can leave you with more questions than answers. Get answers by scheduling a free consultation with Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law today.

Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law

Helping Greenville accident victims pursue justice

The three-year statute of limitations for pursuing a civil lawsuit begins when you or a loved one suffer an injury. The clock starts ticking immediately, making time of the utmost importance. If you fail to file your lawsuit promptly, you may miss your chance for compensation. Let us help you meet the court deadline. Our staff knows court procedures, paperwork, and deadline filing dates. We will ensure that your civil lawsuit reaches the court before the statute of limitations expires.

A Greenville, South Carolina, elevator accident is frightening and traumatic. Seek justice for your tragic experience by contacting Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law for a free consultation. Call (864) 770-7710 today.

James M. Whalen

I grew up right here in Greenville, South Carolina. Following highschool, I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete for the Rhodes Lynx soccer program.

I completed my law degree at University of South Carolina School of Law, where I was on the mock trial team and an editor for the Journal of Law and Education. Following graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. My experience in D.C. trial courts solidified my desire to become a trial lawyer.
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