Water Treatment Technician Recovers After Defective Elevator Dropped ($800,000)

A water treatment technician recovered $800,000.00 in a highly disputed case.

The Case

The technician alleged that an elevator dropped three floors and stopped suddenly in the basement. As a result, he suffered significant back injuries.

In-Depth Look

Clifford Horwitz, head of the lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, filed a products liability claim alleging that the maintenance company and manufacturer failed to adequately maintain the elevator.

The defendant argued that the accident never happened and that the water treatment technician suffered preexisting back problems. Further, the defendant argued that the elevator could only fall at a slow rate even if it did fall.