Inspection of Rental Home Elevator Could Have Prevented Accident
In our blog “Young Children Sustain the Majority of Elevator Injuries” we wrote about the sad case of 10-year-old Jordan Nelson. The young boy suffered catastrophic injuries in a rental home elevator in Myrtle Beach last Thanksgiving during a family reunion. He is now a quadriplegic and has massive brain damage.
Cash, Krugler & Fredericks represents the Nelson family and we had a victory in our case when the state of South Carolina ruled that the home was multi-family and therefore should have been inspected. As a two-level home, it had been classified as a duplex; however, the opposing side was insisting it was a single-family residence and not subject to inspection.
Dana Fowle of Fox5 has produced an award-winning series on the dangers of residential elevators and produced a new one today, SC Issues Violations in Beach Rental Elevator Case. Partner Andy Cash appears in the video to discuss the letter issued by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation that read that the home contains two completely separate dwelling units.
“It means that this elevator should have never been in this home. It didn’t meet code,” said Andy in the video.
The letter is a positive step towards getting the family the settlement it deserves, and will need for the lifelong care required for Jordan Nelson.