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Student Hospitalized after Elevator Accident at School

By Law Offices of Stipe & Belote  Nov. 22, 2011 10:33a

Staff, students, and parents were given a scare at a local middle school when three girls became trapped under an elevator. Emergency services were alerted to the accident after two calls to 911 were made. One of the calls was made on a cell phone by one of the students that was trapped under the elevator. Firefighters arrived on the scene and decided the best course of action was to first contact the elevator manufacturer to ensure that the elevator could be fully disabled from making any downward movement toward the girls who were in the shaft. The three middle school students were rescued from under the elevator and transported to a local hospital. One of the girls remains in the hospital though her exact injuries have not been reported.

Once the girls were safely removed from their dangerous predicament, investigation was undertaken to discover how they wound up in the elevator shaft in the first place. The elevator was an older model which had not undergone required yearly inspections since 2009. Officials have yet to determine how the accident occurred and have not been able to repeat the situation. If you or your child has been injured in an accident caused by negligence you should contact an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer to find out what your options are.

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Getting the help of a personal injury attorney is vital when you need results after an injury accident. Each attorney with us at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote understands how important it is to our clients to get their claim filed quickly and get the full compensation they deserve for their injuries. When you are in pain, the last thing you need is more stress and confusion. We are dedicated to providing every service possible to our client to reduce the emotional turmoil associated with an injury accident. Through our skill and thorough understanding of personal injury law we have obtained substantial settlements from the negligent individual or party that was responsible for the injuries and damages sustained by the client. We have the compassion, drive, and resources to get results quickly so our clients can regain control of their life after an accident.

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