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Man Found Mostly Responsible in His Elevator Injury

Man Found Mostly Responsible in His Elevator Injury


A trial found an injured man who fell down an elevator shaft 80-percent responsible for the accident, reports say.


So the civil case award, which was valued at $157,500, will allow him to end up with approximately $31,000. The jury decided that the accident where Danny Secrist walked into an empty elevator shaft and fell about 20 feet onto a cement slab was mostly his fault.


Reports say the accident, which caused several injuries to Secrist, including back and leg impairments and a heavily-damaged left foot, is mostly his of own doing. The elevator, which was about 90 years old, was used to transport workers and their tools. It needed a tool, of some sort just to open it.


Secrist apparently did not help himself with a past felony conviction and a drug test that reported the presence of cannabis in his system, reports say.

But with lengthy experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, The Doan Law Firm, P.C., may have been able to provide answers for Secrist - or for some in the same sort of situation. The Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, can give you assistance or direction in the event of an accident. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.


Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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